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California Democrats Surrender, Pass Consumer Online Privacy Act

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrat-controlled California legislature surrendered to privacy advocates and passed some of the world’s strongest online protections to prevent a November initiative vote on even stronger protections.

The tax-avoidance strategies used by Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple have cost governments around the world as much as $240 billion a year in lost revenue, according to the OECD

Protect Your Facebook Account Privacy by Following These Steps

Following the recent revelations that the user data of millions of Facebook accounts was allegedly compromised via a personality quiz app, securing your Facebook account has become even more important. Follow the steps below to control what private data apps can access.