How Sloppy Tech Companies Handle Your User Data

We’ve all seen the headlines: tech companies mishandling user data, selling it without permission, or simply losing it through careless security practices. It’s enough to make anyone concerned about their online privacy. But how can you protect yourself?

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Slapping a “privacy policy” on a website is not the same thing as handling user data responsibly. A new study conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council shows just how little some companies care about safeguarding the personal information they collect.

The council looked at the privacy practices of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo, and found that all four companies are “failing to live up to [their] responsibility” when it comes to user data.

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