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Mobile Minutes: Facebook’s privacy problem; Kenya’s mobile money; Chinese wireless carriers; Old media

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May 18, 2015

facebookFacebook ‘tramples European privacy law’: Belgian watchdog
Belgium’s privacy watchdog accused Facebook on Friday of trampling on European privacy laws by tracking people online without their consent and dodging questions from national regulators.
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What is next for Kenya’s mobile money revolution?
Eight years ago, when your phone buzzed you knew it was probably a text message. But then Kenyans started sending money to each other on their mobile phones — and everything changed. This mobile money revolution, brought about largely by a popular money transfer system called M-PESA, wowed other African countries and economies around the world.
Read more on CNN 

China wireless carriers to slash contract prices, could spur 4G boom
China’s three state-owned wireless carriers said on Friday they will cut mobile data prices and boost data speeds this year, potentially spurring a mass migration of customers to more lucrative 4G contracts.
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The average age of Facebook’s news partners: 107
Declan Moore, chief media officer at National Geographic, talks about his magazine’s deal with Facebook as if it’s a venture into the wilderness. It’s true that the social media giant has been considered a predator of news organizations, but Moore is not afraid.
Read more on Blloomberg Business

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