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Facebook stands accused by a consumer lobby group of breaching Germany's privacy laws with the recent launch of its App Center. The dominant social network has been threatened with possible legal action if it fails to respond to the Federation of German Consumer Organizations within the next seven days. The lobby group claimed …

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Anonymous Coward

Actually, Google has it coming too..

Coming soon. Just finishing off talks with lawyers..

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Re: Actually, Google has it coming too..

It's this sort of thing that will kill the internet. And then we'll all have to get proper jobs.

Where's the "down with this sort of thing" icon?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Actually, Google has it coming too..

I love how you can make an assessment either way without any data whatsoever.

Normally, such an uncritical stance is reserved for religions and management.

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Re: Actually, Google has it coming too..

You can't kill the internet.

Try killing a hydra when you chop off an arm two are there to takes its place.

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Re: Actually, Google has it coming too..

Hydras don't have arms they have legs. Its the heads you chop off.

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Hmm....

"Most recently, Hamburg's data protection commissioner, Dr Johannes Caspar, confirmed earlier this month that his office had reopened its probe of Facebook's facial recognition technology, complaining that the network was building a massive biometric database of its users."

Any money says it passes because FB will then happily supply this database to any government who wants it...

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El Reg Corrections & Clarifications

Yesterday's headline :

"Facebook's new app bazaar 'violates' punters' privacy"

should have read:

"Facebook violates just about every sane persons' sensibilities".

(With apologies to The Guardian.)

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IMPOSSIBLE! Not Farcebook!

"The lobby group claimed that Facebook was farming out customer information without informing its users that their data was being used, according to the Associated Press."

Lies...all lies I tell you.

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