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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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Zuckerberg must face public scrutiny over latest data breach, say UK MPs – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg must face public scrutiny over latest data breach, say UK MPs – TechCrunch UK members of parliament have once again called for Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to travel to the country to face questions about how his business operates. They’re renewing calls for facetime with the Facebook CEO in …

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White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official” – TechCrunch

White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official” – TechCrunch A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters. According to a report in The …

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Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch

Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch Facebook and Airbnb have been singled out for censure by the European Commission’s head of consumer affairs who has warned the companies she’s running out of patience and said they need …

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This is what Americans think about the state of election security right now – TechCrunch

This is what Americans think about the state of election security right now – TechCrunch A wide-ranging new poll yields some useful insight into how worried the average American feels about election threats as the country barrels toward midterms. The survey, conducted by NPR and researchers with Marist College, polled 949 …

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Google rebuked by Senate Intelligence Committee for not sending Page or Pichai to testify – TechCrunch

Google rebuked by Senate Intelligence Committee for not sending Page or Pichai to testify – TechCrunch Alphabet’s decision to decline to send its CEO Larry Page to today’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing — to answer questions about what social media platforms are doing to thwart foreign influence operations intended to sow …

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Facebook users becoming more cautious and critical, says Pew – TechCrunch

Facebook users becoming more cautious and critical, says Pew – TechCrunch Ahead of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifying before Congress later today, where she will be questioned alongside Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as US lawmakers wrestle with how to regulate social media platforms (and even just to get bums on seats, …

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UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – TechCrunch

UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – TechCrunch The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tightly regulated industries spans both the state-funded and …

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It’s a fudge – TechCrunch

It’s a fudge – TechCrunch The number of tech platforms taking action against Alex Jones, the far right InfoWars conspiracy theorist and hate speech preacher, has been rising in recent weeks — with bans or partial bans including from Google, Apple and Facebook. However, as we noted earlier, Twitter is …

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Facebook data misuse firm snubs UK watchdog’s legal order – TechCrunch

Facebook data misuse firm snubs UK watchdog’s legal order – TechCrunch The company at the center of a major Facebook data misuse scandal has failed to respond to a legal order issued by the UK’s data protection watchdog to provide a US voter with all the personal information it holds …

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