Google and Facebook probed again and Amazon Alexa's data retention raises privacy concerns
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digital advertising on Google and Facebook is again in the spotlight with the UK competition and markets authority announcing a probe on Wednesday.
The new study will focus on the two major online platforms examining just how much market power they will and how consumers data is being used.
Good was ad system is also facing pressure from an EU investigation in regards to its use of private data.
beleaguered movie subscription service movie pass is suspending its service on July for to work on improving its app.
The subscription based movie ticketing service has not provided a timeline for when service will be restored.
Monthly subscribers will be credited for the number of effective days while annual subs will get the days added to their accounts.
MoviePass will not be signing up new customers while the service is down.
And finally, Amazon smart assistant Alexa has reignited privacy concerns regarding retention of user data.
US Senator Chris Coons inquired about Alexa's data retention policies in May and Amazon responded on June 28.
The response details how Alexa keeps transcripts and voice details indefinitely, only removing them if the user deletes them permanently.
Senator Coons said the response leads open to possibility that data is not deleted from all of Amazon service.
It remains unclear how the data may be shared with third parties.
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