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Facebook face recognition error looks awkward ahead of GDPR – TechCrunch

Facebook face recognition error looks awkward ahead of GDPR – TechCrunch A Facebook face recognition notification slip-up hints at how risky the company’s approach to compliance with a tough new European data protection standard could turn out to be. On Friday a Metro journalist in the UK reported receiving a …

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Facebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake ads – TechCrunch

Facebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake ads – TechCrunch In an interesting twist, Facebook is being sued in the UK for defamation by consumer advice personality, Martin Lewis, who says his face and name have been repeatedly used on fake adverts distributed on the social media giant’s platform. Lewis, who …

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Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban – TechCrunch

Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban – TechCrunch A shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of Moscow and other towns in Russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur Pavel Durov to send the blank missives out …

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Proxeus wants to be the WordPress of blockchain – TechCrunch

Proxeus wants to be the WordPress of blockchain – TechCrunch Can blockchain technology fix the soul sucking tedium and cost of back-and-forth bureaucracy? The Swiss team behind a blockchain-based platform, called Proxeus, believes it can — and that that will be just the tip of what decentralization brings down the …

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Why ICOs Could Eat Delaware’s Lunch

Why ICOs Could Eat Delaware’s Lunch Andrea Tinianow, Esq. is chief innovation officer at Global Kompass Strategies and was, until January, head of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative. David Adlerstein is a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.   The views expressed in this article are solely those of …

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German Supreme Court dismisses Axel Springer lawsuit, says ad blocking is legal – TechCrunch

German Supreme Court dismisses Axel Springer lawsuit, says ad blocking is legal – TechCrunch Germany’s Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit yesterday from Axel Springer against Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus. The European publishing giant (which acquired Business Insider in 2015) argued that ad-blocking, as well as the business model …

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Europe toughens cryptocurrency regulations in a bid to fight money laundering

Europe toughens cryptocurrency regulations in a bid to fight money laundering Krisjanis Karins, a co-rapporteur for the EP said that criminals use anonymity to launder their illicit proceeds or finance terrorism the legislation will help address the threats to EU citizens and the financial sector by allowing greater access to …

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Facebook has auto-enrolled users into a facial recognition test in Europe – TechCrunch

Facebook has auto-enrolled users into a facial recognition test in Europe – TechCrunch Facebook users in Europe are reporting the company has begun testing its controversial facial recognition technology in the region. Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook users who have said they’ve been notified by …

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EU Parliament Votes for Closer Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

EU Parliament Votes for Closer Regulation of Cryptocurrencies The European Parliament has backed a move to bring closer regulation to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. The parliament’s members voted by a large majority on Thursday to support a December 2017 agreement with the European Council for measures aimed, in part, to prevent the use …

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Russia’s game of Telegram whack-a-mole grows to 19M blocked IPs, hitting Twitch, Spotify and more – TechCrunch

Russia’s game of Telegram whack-a-mole grows to 19M blocked IPs, hitting Twitch, Spotify and more – TechCrunch As the messaging app Telegram continues to try to evade Russian authorities by switching up its IP addresses, Russia’s regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) has continued its game of whack-a-mole to try to lock it …

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