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Japan’s Sansan raises $26.5M to help Southeast Asia get more from business cards – TechCrunch

Japan’s Sansan raises $26.5M to help Southeast Asia get more from business cards – TechCrunch The humble business card is a target for disruption in Southeast Asia after Japanese contacts management startup Sansan raised JPY 3 billion ($26.5 million) to expand its business into the region. Founded way back in 2007, …

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Seized cache of Facebook docs raise competition and consent questions – TechCrunch

Seized cache of Facebook docs raise competition and consent questions – TechCrunch A UK parliamentary committee has published the cache of Facebook documents it dramatically seized last week. The documents were obtained by a legal discovery process by a startup that’s suing the social network in a California court in a …

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Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t – TechCrunch

Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t – TechCrunch An unprecedented international grand committee comprised of 22 representatives from seven parliaments will meet in London next week to put questions to Facebook about the online fake news crisis and the social network’s …

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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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The forgotten ‘Facebook of China’ is sold for $20M – TechCrunch

The forgotten ‘Facebook of China’ is sold for $20M – TechCrunch Renren, which was once heralded as the ‘Facebook of China’ and later became China’s answer to MySpace after falling out of fashion among its core young users, is selling its social networking business. Renren’s parent company Beijing Qianxiang Wangjing …

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Facebook’s election interference problem exponentially worse on eve of midterms, study suggests – TechCrunch

Facebook’s election interference problem exponentially worse on eve of midterms, study suggests – TechCrunch An analysis of political advertisers running extensive campaigns on Facebook targeting users in the United States over the past six months has flagged a raft of fresh concerns about its efforts to tackle election interference — …

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Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service – TechCrunch

Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service – TechCrunch An app that the UK’s governing party launched last year — for Conservative Party activists to gamify, ‘socialize’ and co-ordinate their campaigning activity — has been quietly pulled from app stores. Its vanishing was …

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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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WhatsApp is finally adding stickers – TechCrunch

WhatsApp is finally adding stickers – TechCrunch WhatsApp is finally adding stickers to its hugely popular messaging app. The company said today that support for stickers will roll out to Android and iOS users over “the coming weeks.” Initially, the app’s 1.5 billion users will have a seemingly limited selection with …

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UK watchdog hands Facebook maximum $500K fine over Cambridge Analytica data breach – TechCrunch

UK watchdog hands Facebook maximum $500K fine over Cambridge Analytica data breach – TechCrunch The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed that it has hit Facebook with a maximum $500,000 ($645,000) fine around the way it mishandled user data following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year. The ICO …

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