France fines Facebook 150,000 euros for user privacy breaches

The social media giant was found by France's data protection watchdog, the CNIL, to have illegally allowed information on its users to be passed on to advertisers and of tracking web browsing without sufficient warning.

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Facebook has been fined 150,000 euros ($166,000) by France's data protection watchdog for failing to prevent its users' data being accessed by advertisers, reports Reuters.