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Facebook’s new authorization process for political ads goes live in the U.S. – TechCrunch

Facebook’s new authorization process for political ads goes live in the U.S. – TechCrunch Earlier this month – and before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress – the company announced a series of changes to how it would handle political advertisements running on its platform in the future. It had …

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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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Deleting your Facebook account won’t keep it from tracking you

Deleting your Facebook account won’t keep it from tracking you The #DeleteFacebook movement has been riding high ever since the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal got rolling, with high-profile figures like Elon Musk publicly declaring their intention to purge their good names from Facebook’s ledgers (only not really doing it, in Musk’s …

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Cambridge Analytica’s ex-director wants to fix data privacy. Can we trust her?

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-director wants to fix data privacy. Can we trust her? Brittany Kaiser was working for Cambridge Analytica just months ago. After testifying before the UK Parliament about her involvement in the campaign behind Brexit, she’s hopping the fence to make the opposite point. The post Cambridge Analytica’s ex-director …

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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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