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    Belgium to Facebook: Stop Tracking Users

    Logging off is a basic human right … in Belgium. A court there has ordered the social networking giant to stop using cookies that track users even after they’ve logged off or deactivated their accounts. But Facebook says it should only be subject to Irish privacy laws, since that’s where its European headquarters are located. It plans to appeal, but other countries — like Germany and the Netherlands — could raise similar concerns. Mark Zuckerberg’s firm has just 48 hours to comply or face fines of $269,000 per day.

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