A detailed article in WIRED magazine looks at the ongoing privacy battle between Meta and Line Coll, the director of Norway's data protection authority (DPA), Datatilsynet. It's an interesting read that provides a backstory to the emergence of Norway's DPA as a European regulator.
The article centres around the DPA's investigation into Meta's new ad-free subscription model. Coll has criticised the model, saying that it still allows for data collection and tracking, which is a threat to privacy. Coll has become a vocal critic of Meta's business model and platforms, stating that people are losing their ability to think freely due to algorithms that only show content that agrees with their views.
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