[ DuckDuckGo Privacy Weekly ] For Sep 30, 2021

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  • FTC Says Health Apps Must Notify Consumers About Data Breaches — or Face Fines [techcrunch.com]
    The Federal Trade Commission updated a decade-old 2009 Health Breach Notification Rule, now requiring health apps and devices that "too often fail to invest in adequate privacy and data security" to notify users if their data is accessed w/out permission. Carly Page reports.
  • Majority of Americans Support National Data Privacy Standards: Poll [thehill.com]
    Chris Mills Rodrigo reports on a recent poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MeriTalk that found ~75% of Americans want the federal government to establish national data privacy standards.
  • Facebook Admits Apple's iOS Privacy Updates Are Working [gizmodo.com]
    Due to Apple's privacy updates, Facebook publicly grieved the loss of unregulated access to your data, says Shoshana Wodinsky. In a statement to their advertising partners, they vented: "We know many of you are experiencing this greater impact as we are."
  • Google Is Getting Caught in the Global Antitrust Net [wired.com]
    Google faces antitrust charges from regulators across the world. Gilad Edleman reports on a case led by the Turkish competition authority that could be a testbed for what can be done against Google favoring its own services in local search.
  • New Report Claims Apple Has Best Privacy Among Video Streaming Providers [ilounge.com]
    Not that it's anyone's business, but cue the Friday night Ted Lasso binge-fest. Samantha Wiley covers a study from Common Sense Media that found Apple TV+ "stands on top when it comes to user privacy" compared to competitors including Roku Streaming Stick, Amazon Fire TV, and Google TV.
  • Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead. [wsj.com]
    Facebook's algorithm changes champion one goal: higher user engagement. The cost of that pursuit? Angrier users, the spread of misinformation, and publishers forced to produce divisive content to succeed on the platform. Keach Hagey and Jeff Horwitz report.

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