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EU consumer chief "impatient" with Facebook over data
September 20th, 2018  6:52 AM

The European Union's consumer protection chief said Thursday she's growing impatient with Facebook's lack of action in complying with the bloc's demands to be more transparent with users about their data

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Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register
September 18th, 2018  7:12 PM

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon is instead using Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register
ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform
September 18th, 2018  2:35 PM

ACLU accuses Facebook of allowing job ads on the platform that discriminate against women

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform
Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk
September 17th, 2018  6:53 PM

British diver who helped with Thai cave rescue files defamation lawsuit against Elon Musk, who called the diver a pedophile on Twitter

Vernon Unsworth
Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking
September 14th, 2018  6:47 PM

New tools from Apple and Firefox tools aim to thwart online tracking by Facebook and Google

Craig Federighi
Beyond fake news? Facebook to fact check photos, videos
September 13th, 2018  6:18 PM

Facebook says it is expanding its fact-checking program to include photos and videos

Mark Zuckerberg
New Mexico sues mobile app makers over kid privacy concerns
September 12th, 2018  9:48 PM

New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter and other companies that develop and market mobile gaming apps for children, saying the apps violate state laws by collecting personal information that could compromise privacy

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New Mexico sues mobile app makers over privacy concerns
September 12th, 2018  8:34 PM

New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter and other companies that develop and market mobile gaming apps for children, saying the apps violate state laws by collecting personal information that could compromise privacy

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EU to give internet firms 1 hour to remove extremist content
September 12th, 2018  9:40 AM

EU authorities to give internet companies one hour to take down terrorist content, big fines if they don't comply

Jean-Claude Juncker
Poll: Teens say social media makes them feel better
September 10th, 2018  7:41 PM

Today's teens are constantly on their smartphones, many check social media constantly and prefer texting over face-to-face communication

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Poll: Teens say social media makes them feel better
September 10th, 2018  5:54 PM

Today's teens are constantly on their smartphones, many check social media constantly and prefer texting over face-to-face communication

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Wildlife group: Exotic pets trade activity rises on Facebook
September 10th, 2018  9:35 AM

A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold

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Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019
September 10th, 2018  2:49 AM

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma says he will step down as the e-commerce giant's chairman in September 2019

Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019
Twitter's Alex Jones ban: Blip in sea of abuse?
September 7th, 2018  4:53 PM

Twitter's permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscores the difficulty many social-media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behavior.

Twitter's Alex Jones ban: Blip in sea of abuse?
Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars, citing abuse
September 6th, 2018  7:30 PM

Twitter is permanently banning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Infowars for abusive behavior

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Homeland Security head: Colorado tops US in vote security
September 6th, 2018  5:50 PM

Dozens of Colorado state and local elections officials are participating in cyber security and other exercises to reinforce the state's voting status as among the most secure in the nation ahead of the November midterm elections

Homeland Security head: Colorado tops US in vote security
Investor sues Tesla alleging scheme to 'burn' short sellers
September 6th, 2018  5:43 PM

Tesla has been sued again by an investor who alleges that CEO Elon Musk artificially manipulated the stock price to damage investors who bet against his company

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Key details from hacking complaint against North Korean
September 6th, 2018  5:29 PM

U.S. officials have charged a North Korean computer programmer in connection with high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide

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Wired Icelanders seek to keep remote peninsula digital-free
September 6th, 2018  4:26 AM

Iceland's Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is one of the last digital-free frontiers in the Nordic nation ranked as the world's most-wired, and many people want to keep it that way now that internet service is on the horizon

Wired Icelanders seek to keep remote peninsula digital-free
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey keeps his cool before Congress
September 6th, 2018  1:25 AM

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has his trial by fire before Congress - and keeps his cool

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey keeps his cool before Congress

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