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Antitrust body imposes 3 million-euro fine on WhatsApp

ROME: Italy's antitrust watchdog said on Friday it was imposing a 3 million-euro fine on messaging service Whatsapp for allegedly obliging users to agree to sharing their personal data with its parent company Facebook. All 28 European Union data protection authorities asked Whatsapp last year to stop sharing users' data with Facebook due to doubts over the validity of users' consent. The Italian agency said the application led users to believe they would not have been able to continue using the service unless they…

Break up Google: EU lawmakers

BRUSSELS: European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine.