How 2018 became Angela Merkel’s swan song, and who will succeed her?

(CNN)It has been a trying year for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Voters flee to the fringes This was the year that finally wore the indomitable Merkel down. First, there were the public spats with members of her own cabinet. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer clashed with Merkel repeatedly on immigration, harking…

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Google faces GDPR complaint over deceptive location tracking

A group of European consumer watchdogs has filed a privacy complaint against Google — arguing the company uses manipulative tactics in order to keep tracking web users’ locations for ad-targeting purposes. The consumer organizations are making the complaint under the EU’s new data protection framework, GDPR, which regulators can use…

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