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Facebook is not going to Like this: Brit watchdog proposes crackdown on hoovering up kids' info

By Kieren McCarthy 17 Apr 2019 at 04:04

Analysis The famous "Like" button may be on the way out if a new code for social media companies, published by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), has its way. Among the 16 rules in the consultation document [PDF] is a proposed ban on the use of so-called "nudge techniques" - where user interfaces and software are specifically designed to encourage frequent, daily use

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