Tag Archives: politics

EU may follow US push for easier data sharing across borders

Last month, US lawmakers passed legislation updating how law enforcement gets access to native companies' data held overseas. The new CLOUD Act, as it's called, had its supporters (big tech corporations like Apple, Google and Engadget's parent compan...

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Lawmakers want more tech companies to address privacy legislation

Though Facebook has been in a bright spotlight since the Cambridge Analytica fallout, it's obviously not the only company that has to deal with issues surrounding how best to protect its users' privacy. That responsibility falls on all tech companies...

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Senators urge Zuckerberg to avoid ‘nightmare’ for Facebook users

As expected, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Capitol Hill today to testify before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees. It is the first of two congressional hearings Zuckerberg is scheduled for this week, with the other tak...

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Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook’s response to Myanmar conflict

Mark Zuckerberg has been accused of keeping too quiet on the many issues affecting Facebook recently, so Myanmar activists were surprised when they received a personal response from the chief exec following their open letter criticizing his approach...

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Facebook toughens ad rules after Russian manipulation

Facebook is updating its Ads and Pages rules to make them more transparent, in the aftermath of Russian adverts designed to manipulate the 2016 US election. The social network has faced considerable criticism from several quarters over how easily foreign bad actors were able to buy targeted advertising and attempt to use it in order to shape political opinion.

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US’ proposed China tariffs would target robotics and satellites

The US Trade Representative has published the list of Chinese products that would be subject to its proposed tech tariffs, and there are a few clear themes. The move would hike the costs of about 1,300 products, including industrial robots, communic...

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Facebook takes down dozens of IRA-controlled accounts

Facebook has been burned and it is burning others in turn. And wherever there is fire, there will always be damages on either side. Facebook has just announced what is probably its boldest and biggest fake accounts takedown

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Facebook is stepping up its fight against fake news

In the wake of the 2016 US elections, Facebook began to fight against fake news and divisive content. It hired third-party fact checkers to start vetting content that had been flagged by regular users.

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Malaysia proposes law that would make spreading fake news illegal

The Malaysian government has proposed a law that would criminalize the spread of fake news, and those found to be in violation could face up to 10 years in prison and a 500,000 ringgit (approximately $128,165) fine, the Wall Street Journal reports. T...

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Yet another security vulnerability afflicts India’s citizen database

India's Aadhaar database is a national system that contains personal data and biometric information on over 1.1 billion Indian citizens.

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