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Facebook is breaking law in how it collects your personal data, court rules

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Facebook has lost a court case in Germany over its terms of use and default privacy settings but has already filed an appeal.

The case was brought about by a longstanding Facebook nemesis, the Federation of German Consumer Organisations, Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, or VZBV.

Over the years, the VZBV has targeted Facebook’s Friend Finder tool and its deployment of users’ photos in ads, and its data-sharing between WhatsApp and the parent social network.

Full article published on ZDNet and available here.