Sharing tools such as “like” buttons generate worries over privacy

Mobile Privacy News

Social media apps such as “like” buttons that are designed to allow users to share things over the internet have become highly popular, but have also brought about unprecedented risks to privacy and security that are building a need for improved federal privacy laws.  Currently, apps for social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook permit the collection of a significant amount of personal data because virtually anyone can develop a social media app that connects directly into the social networking service.  Though these services were created primarily to allow…

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