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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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SmugMug acquires Flickr from Yahoo, says ‘the future is bright’

SmugMug acquires Flickr from Yahoo, says ‘the future is bright’ Photo-sharing site SmugMug has acquired fellow photo-sharing site Flickr from Yahoo (Oath Inc.) for an undisclosed sum. Don’t worry, though — Flickr isn’t going anywhere, and may even finally receive the resources it’s long deserved. The post SmugMug acquires Flickr …

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Twitter bans Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab from buying ads – TechCrunch

Twitter bans Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab from buying ads – TechCrunch The U.S. government isn’t the only one feeling skittish about Kaspersky Lab. On Friday, the Russian security firm’s founder Eugene Kaspersky confronted Twitter’s apparent ban on advertising from the company, a decision it quietly issued in January. No …

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Twitter is down again for some – TechCrunch

Twitter is down again for some – TechCrunch Rough week to be in Twitter support. Three days after the site experienced downtime across the globe, the site was hit by another outage. Status.io’s service site is currently listing a “active incident,” leaving many users unable to tweet. In other cases, …

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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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Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended up with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking questions from Congressional committees. With that in mind, you’d think that others in …

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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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