TC Roundup: Facebook 'tramples European privacy law': Belgian watchdog

TC Roundup: Facebook 'tramples European privacy law': Belgian watchdog

Facebook 'tramples European privacy law': Belgian watchdog: Belgium's privacy watchdog accused Facebook (FB.O) on Friday of trampling on European privacy laws by tracking people online without their consent and dodging questions from national regulators.

The Privacy Protection Commission (CPVP/CBPL), which is working with German, Dutch, French and Spanish counterparts, launched the blistering attack after trying to find out more about the U.S. social media giant's practices. (Reuters)

Google's self-driving cars will hit public roads in mountain view this summer: Google is shifting its self-driving car program up a gear, after it announced that it will begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in Mountain View this summer.

The company, which this week revealed that its fleet has experienced just 11 accidents in six years of tests (each of which it put down to human drivers), now has the green-light to take things further. The self-piloted vehicles will be limited to a maximum speed of 25 miles/hour, and each will include a safety driver, who can take over at any point via the on-board wheel, brake and accelerator. (Tech Crunch)

Netflix said in talks to enter China with Ma-backed Wasu: Netflix Inc. is in talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma and other possible partners as it seeks entry into the country's $5.9 billion online video market, according to people familiar with the matter. (Bloomberg)

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