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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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Can data science save social media? – TechCrunch

Can data science save social media? – TechCrunch Bob Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity …

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Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys – TechCrunch

Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys – TechCrunch The Russian state telecommunication regulator has began blocking Telegram as expected. This comes after the messaging company refused to give Russian security services encryption keys. The service is expected to be blocked within the coming hours. According …

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Zuckerberg won’t give a straight answer on data downloads – TechCrunch

What does Facebook know about you? Clearly a whole lot more than it’s comfortable letting on. Today, during testimony in front of the House Energy & Commerce committee, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was pressed by congressman Jerry McNerney on whether Facebook lets users download all their information — and he ended …

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Zuckerberg urges privacy carve outs to compete with China – TechCrunch

Facebook’s founder said last month that the company is open to being regulated. But today he got asked by the US senate what sort of legislative changes he would (and wouldn’t) like to see as a fix for the problems that the Cambridge Analytica data scandal has revealed. Zuckerberg’s response …

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Facebook did not inform the FTC about initial Cambridge Analytica leak – TechCrunch

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that his company did not notify the Federal Trade Commission about the initial user data leak that triggered its most recent privacy scandal. “They considered it a ‘closed case’,”Zuckerberg said in response …

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A brief history of Facebook’s privacy hostility ahead of Zuckerberg’s testimony – TechCrunch

The Facebook founder will be questioned by the Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce Committees later today — in a session entitled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data.” Mark Zuckerberg is also due to testify before Congress on Wednesday — to be asked about the company’s …

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Facebook data scandal also affects 2.7M EU citizens – TechCrunch

Another data-point to flesh out the Facebook data misuse scandal: The company has informed the European Commission that a total of 2.7 million EU citizens had their information improperly shared with the controversial political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica (via Reuters). Facebook had already revealed a breakdown of the top ten markets …

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Facebook to exclude US users from some privacy enhancements – TechCrunch

There’s no way to sugarcoat this message: Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg believes North America users of his platform deserve a lower data protection standard than people everywhere else in the world. In a phone interview with Reuters yesterday Mark Zuckerberg declined to commit to universally implementing changes to the platform that …

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Grindr hit with privacy complaint in Europe over sharing user data – TechCrunch

The Norwegian Consumer Council has filed a privacy complaint about Grindr, arguing it’s in breach of national and European data protection laws after it emerged the dating app has been sharing personal information about its users with third parties. As we reported earlier, Norwegian research outfit SINTEF analyzed the app’s traffic and found …

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