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The Indian Government’s Astonishing Hunger for Citizen Data

By RAHUL BHATIA

The country’s highest court has curtailed the uses of the national identification program, but fears about the misuse of information collected from a billion people remain.

news analysis: Just Don’t Call It Privacy

By NATASHA SINGER

Amazon, Google and Twitter executives are heading to Congress. Should legislators give consumers control over the data companies have on them?

news analysis: Just Don’t Call It Privacy

By NATASHA SINGER

Amazon, Google and Twitter executives are heading to Congress. Should legislators give consumers control over the data companies have on them?

Amazon Dominates as a Merchant and Platform. Europe Sees Reason to Worry.

By ADAM SATARIANO

The European Union’s antitrust chief announced an inquiry into the e-commerce giant over its use of data collected about third-party merchants.

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.

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