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Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch

Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch After holding a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook -Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal this summer, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee …

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Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy – TechCrunch

Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy – TechCrunch At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want …

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Facebook expands bug bounty program to third-party apps and websites – TechCrunch

Facebook expands bug bounty program to third-party apps and websites – TechCrunch Facebook announced this morning it’s expanding its bug bounty program – which pays researchers who find security vulnerabilities within its platform – to now include issues found in third-party apps and websites. Specifically, Facebook says it will reward …

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Apple, AT&T, Amazon, Google among tech giants called to Senate Commerce Committee – TechCrunch

Apple, AT&T, Amazon, Google among tech giants called to Senate Commerce Committee – TechCrunch If you weren’t done watching tech giants get grilled by lawmakers, mark your calendar for September 26 in what’s expected to be another riveting round of questioning. Policy chiefs from AT&T and Charter, along with senior …

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Facebook users becoming more cautious and critical, says Pew – TechCrunch

Facebook users becoming more cautious and critical, says Pew – TechCrunch Ahead of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifying before Congress later today, where she will be questioned alongside Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as US lawmakers wrestle with how to regulate social media platforms (and even just to get bums on seats, …

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It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech – TechCrunch

It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech – TechCrunch Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, there has been burgeoning awareness of the hate speech on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. While activists have pressured these companies to improve their content moderation, …

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“privacy concerns” raised by the DCMS fake new report… – TechCrunch

“privacy concerns” raised by the DCMS fake new report… – TechCrunch A meaty first report by the UK parliamentary committee that’s been running an inquiry into online disinformation since fall 2017, including scrutinizing how people’s personal information was harvested from social media services like Facebook and used for voter profiling …

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Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy – TechCrunch

Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy – TechCrunch A UK parliamentary committee which has been running a multi-month investigation into the impact of online disinformation on political campaigning — and on democracy itself — has published a preliminary report highlighting what it describes as “significant …

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Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media’s help – TechCrunch

Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media’s help – TechCrunch The UK’s Electoral Commission has published the results of a near nine-month-long investigation into Brexit referendum spending and has found that the official Vote Leave campaign broke the law by breaching election campaign spending limits. It found Vote …

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Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog calls for “ethical pause” of ad ops – TechCrunch

Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog calls for “ethical pause” of ad ops – TechCrunch The UK’s privacy watchdog revealed yesterday that it intends to fine Facebook the maximum possible (£500k) under the country’s 1998 data protection regime for breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. But …

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