• The pro-privacy backlash against Facebook might actually make it even stronger

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Pro-privacy regulations could have an unintended consequence: reinforcing Facebook's dominance.
    New rules taking effect next month in Europe and ones being discussed in the US and elsewhere could throw up barriers to competitors and funnel more ad dollars to Facebook, a Morningstar analyst said in a new report.
    Another analyst agreed the concern was "plausible," but said the new rules could also end up fundamentally changing the market.
    Battered over privacy issues in recent weeks, Facebook faces tough new regulations in Europe and potentially elsewhere, including at home.
    But rather than...
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