This week in digital news, we have two stories on personal data. A new privacy report found that some travel apps including Kayak, TripAdvisor, and Skyscanner shared user data from their Android apps with Facebook. Then, an update on the massive Marriott data breach.
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>>What’s clear from the report is that Facebook and some travel apps are sharing way more personal information than they had admitted to. The backlash will undoubtedly pick up steam, although Facebook seems to have largely escaped condemnation from this latest disclosure: Popular Travel Apps Shared Detailed User Information With Facebook
>>In short: The data breach was not as bad as we originally thought, but it was still pretty bad, and fairly big: Marriott Says Data Breach Not as Bad as Originally Disclosed
>>Nezasa, a provider of booking tools for travel agents, and Halan, an Egyptian ridehailing service for tuk-tuks and motorcycles, have recently received funding: Nezasa Raises $2.5 Million for Agency Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week
>>Skift staffers weigh in on their travel resolutions for 2019. Prepare to be inspired, both by their goals and by the work they will continue to deliver in the new year: Travel Resolutions for 2019: Top Picks From Skift Staff
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Photo credit: Travel apps such as TripAdvisor shared extensive user information from their Android apps with Facebook. TripAdvisor