Germany orders Facebook to change the way it gathers data
February 7, 2019
London (CNN Business)Germany is moving to break up Facebook’s dominant position in gathering data about social media users.
The country’s antitrust office ruled Thursday that Facebook is abusing its virtual monopoly in social media by combining data from Instagram, WhatsApp and third party websites.
The office said Facebook (FB)
used the data to build a unique profile about each user to gain more market power.
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