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Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit – TechCrunch

Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit – TechCrunch A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the …

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UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe – TechCrunch

UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe – TechCrunch Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may yet regret underestimating a UK parliamentary committee that’s been investigating the democracy-denting impact of online disinformation for the best part of this year — and whose repeat requests for facetime he’s …

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Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t – TechCrunch

Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t – TechCrunch An unprecedented international grand committee comprised of 22 representatives from seven parliaments will meet in London next week to put questions to Facebook about the online fake news crisis and the social network’s …

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Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine – TechCrunch

Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine – TechCrunch Facebook has said it will appeal against a £500,000 penalty issued by the UK’s data watchdog in October following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. The ICO announced in July that it intended to fine …

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Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals – TechCrunch

Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals – TechCrunch Facebook’s founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question him about negative impacts his social network is having on democratic processes globally. Last week Facebook declined a invitation from …

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Facebook is facing an EU data probe over fake ads – TechCrunch

Facebook is facing an EU data probe over fake ads – TechCrunch The UK’s privacy watchdog has asked Facebook’s lead EU regulator to look into ongoing data protection concerns about its ad platform — including how its platform is being used to target and spread fake adverts to try to …

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Where’s the accountability Facebook? – TechCrunch

Where’s the accountability Facebook? – TechCrunch Facebook has yet again declined an invitation for its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer international politicians’ questions about how disinformation spreads on his platform and undermines democratic processes. But policymakers aren’t giving up — and have upped the ante by issuing a …

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Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog – TechCrunch

Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog – TechCrunch The UK’s data watchdog has warned that Facebook must overhaul its privacy-hostile business model or risk burning user trust for good. Comments she made today have also raised questions over the legality of so-called lookalike audiences …

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Facebook’s election interference problem exponentially worse on eve of midterms, study suggests – TechCrunch

Facebook’s election interference problem exponentially worse on eve of midterms, study suggests – TechCrunch An analysis of political advertisers running extensive campaigns on Facebook targeting users in the United States over the past six months has flagged a raft of fresh concerns about its efforts to tackle election interference — …

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Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service – TechCrunch

Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service – TechCrunch An app that the UK’s governing party launched last year — for Conservative Party activists to gamify, ‘socialize’ and co-ordinate their campaigning activity — has been quietly pulled from app stores. Its vanishing was …

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