In the US, large IT companies were obliged to talk about methods of collecting user data
n addition to Amazon, Facebook, Google (YouTube), ByteDance, Discord, Reddit, Snap, Twitter and WhatsApp have come to the attention of the regulator. The FTC wants to study how companies use users’ personal information.
The regulator is also interested in how these IT giants determine which ads to show to users, how people’s engagement is measured and whether their methods affect the younger generation. Reported by CNBC.
In addition, the FTC intends to understand how companies influence what users hear and see, who they talk to, and what information they share.
Twitter has expressed its willingness to cooperate. Discord stated that it does not show ads. There were no comments from other companies.
Earlier, Google and Amazon were fined in France 100 million and 35 million euros, respectively. The reason was the failure to comply with the cookie legislation.
Companies placed cookies on users’ computers without their consent. A “cookie” is a piece of data that is sent by a web server and stored on the user’s computer. Google and Amazon did not send posting notices.