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Consumer groups urge FTC to investigate digital platforms

Eight consumer groups want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate what they contend are “misleading and manipulative tactics” of dominant digital platforms.

The groups say these platforms steer users to consent to privacy-invasive default settings. They contend these companies used tricks and tactics to nudge consumers toward giving consent to disclosing as much data as possible.  

They cite a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council which highlighted practices by Google and Facebook “manipulate users into accepting settings that will disclose personal information far beyond what...

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