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How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch

How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch A ruling in late October against a little known French adtech firm that popped up on the national data watchdog’s website earlier this month, is causing ripples of excitement to run through privacy watchers in Europe who …

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Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future – TechCrunch

Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future – TechCrunch William (“Whurley”) Hurley Contributor William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. He is currently chairing the …

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Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch

Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch A report by England’s children’s commissioner has raised concerns about how kids’ data is being collected and shared across the board, in both the private and public sectors. In the report, entitled Who knows what about me?, Anne …

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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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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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Mark Zuckerberg gets joint summons from UK and Canadian parliaments – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg gets joint summons from UK and Canadian parliaments – TechCrunch Two separate parliamentary committees, in the UK and Canada, have issued an unprecedented international joint summons for Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before them. The committees are investigating the impact of online disinformation on democratic processes and …

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One of crypto’s longest-running exchanges has been sold – TechCrunch

One of crypto’s longest-running exchanges has been sold – TechCrunch One of the longest-standing crypto exchanges has new owners after Europe-based Bitstamp was sold to South Korea’s Nexon, marking the gaming firm’s second such acquisition. The acquirer is NXMH, a Belgium-based PE and investment firm owned by NXC — the parent of …

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Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image – TechCrunch

Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image – TechCrunch Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our …

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