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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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Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us  – TechCrunch

Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us  – TechCrunch Facebook’s latest PR crisis has cast a lurid spotlight on a GOP-led publicity firm called Definers Public Affairs, after a New York Times investigation revealed last week the firm had sought to discredit Facebook critics by, in one instance, linking …

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Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals – TechCrunch

Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals – TechCrunch Facebook’s founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question him about negative impacts his social network is having on democratic processes globally. Last week Facebook declined a invitation from …

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Facebook under pressure over Soros smear tactics – TechCrunch

Facebook under pressure over Soros smear tactics – TechCrunch Facebook is facing calls to conduct an external investigation into its own lobbying and PR activities by an aide to billionaire George Soros. BuzzFeed reports that Michael Vachon, an advisor to the chairman at Soros Fund Management, made the call in …

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UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off – TechCrunch

UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off – TechCrunch The shock news yesterday that Google is taking over a health app rolled out to UK hospitals over the past few years by its AI division, DeepMind, has caught the eye of the country’s data protection watchdog — which …

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Google gobbling DeepMind’s health app might be the trust shock we need – TechCrunch

Google gobbling DeepMind’s health app might be the trust shock we need – TechCrunch DeepMind’s health app being gobbled by parent Google is both unsurprising and deeply shocking. First thoughts should not be allowed to gloss over what is really a gut punch. It’s unsurprising because the AI galaxy brains at …

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DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google – TechCrunch

DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google – TechCrunch DeepMind’s recent foray into providing software as a service to UK hospitals has reached the end of its run. The Google -owned AI division has just announced it will be stepping back from providing a clinicial alerts …

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Hackers stole income, immigration and tax data in Healthcare.gov breach, government confirms – TechCrunch

Hackers stole income, immigration and tax data in Healthcare.gov breach, government confirms – TechCrunch Hackers siphoned off thousands of Healthcare.gov applications by breaking into the accounts of brokers and agents tasked with helping customers sign up for healthcare plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said in a …

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