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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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Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the “data industrial complex” – TechCrunch

Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the “data industrial complex” – TechCrunch Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of voices warning that data itself is being weaponized again people and societies — arguing that the trade in digital data has exploded into a “data industrial complex”. Cook …

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Facebook hires former UK Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, as global policy chief – TechCrunch

Facebook hires former UK Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, as global policy chief – TechCrunch Facebook has confirmed it has hired the former leader of the UK’s third largest political party — Nick Clegg of the political middle ground Liberal Democrats — to head up global policy and comms. The …

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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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An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch

An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change – TechCrunch Gather round. The EU has a plan for a big update to privacy laws that could have a major impact on current Internet business models. Um, I thought Europe just got some new privacy rules? They did. You’re thinking …

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Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data – TechCrunch

Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data – TechCrunch It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough new privacy framework came into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed for big tech’s data-hungry smooth operators since then — beyond firing out …

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