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The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think

By E.K. MOORE

Some tracking scripts may be harmless. But others are designed to recognize I.P. addresses and embed cookies that collect information prized by advertisers.

Facebook Starts Paying a Price for Scandals

By SHEERA FRENKEL

The social network said that advertising and user growth slowed in the second quarter, and that efforts to improve privacy would stunt profits further. Its stock price tumbled.

Facebook Starts Paying a Price for Scandals

By SHEERA FRENKEL

The social network said that advertising and user growth slowed in the second quarter, and that efforts to improve privacy would stunt profits further. Its stock price tumbled.

Two Senators Call for Investigation of Smart TV Industry

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI

In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal expressed concern that Samba TV wasn’t transparent with viewers about data it collected.

Facebook Fined in U.K. Over Cambridge Analytica Leak

By ADAM SATARIANO and SHEERA FRENKEL

The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was fining Facebook 500,000 pounds — the maximum allowed — for letting Cambridge Analytica harvest users’ information without their consent.

Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms

By NATASHA SINGER

Facebook is working to spread its face-matching tools even as it faces heightened scrutiny from regulators and legislators in Europe and North America.

How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI

Samba TV, which has deals to put its software on sets made by about a dozen TV brands, uses viewing data to make personalized show recommendations. But that’s not the big draw for advertisers.

Tagwalk Wants to Be the Google of Fashion

By ELIZABETH PATON

You may not have heard of it, but this French start-up says it has created fashion’s first search engine.

California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy

By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

The attempt to provide regulatory oversight of the tech industry’s data collection is considered the most comprehensive in the nation.

Facebook Back on the Defensive, Now Over Data Deals With Device Makers

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, CECILIA KANG and SHEERA FRENKEL

Facebook is fending off questions from lawmakers and regulators about partnerships that allowed device makers access to data on users and their friends.

Facebook’s Device Partnerships Explained

By GABRIEL J.X. DANCE, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL LaFORGIA

Here’s what we know about the deals that gave makers of phones and other devices access to Facebook data on users and their friends.

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