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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg personally sued over massive Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal
The political consultancy was accused in 2018 of illegally harvesting the personal data of as many as 87 million Facebook users and Facebook has been the subject of a number of lawsuits - but this is the first time Zuckerberg is being su...
14 children, 1 teacher killed in Texas school shooting: Governor
Governor Greg Abbott says 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in small town of Uvalde, killing 15.
She thought a dark moment in her past was forgotten. Then she scanned her face online
Cher Scarlett, a software engineer, has a history of being misidentified by face-scanning technology, including one instance that may have surfaced a distant ancestor in a photo. So when she was introduced to an online facial-recognition...
Zuckerberg sued by DC attorney general over Cambridge Analytica data scandal
Karl Racine accuses Facebook co-founder of direct knowledge of policies that allowed firm to gather data of millions of Americans
'Straight up child abuse': Canadian gymnast quit at the age of 13 due to what she alleges was a horrific and abusive environment
Amelia Cline can still remember what she loved about gymnastics; the 32-year-old Canadian says it was the chance to explore the limits of gravity.
Morgan Freeman 'permanently banned' from entering Russia
Morgan Freeman is among 963 Americans who have been ‘permanently banned’ from entering Russia.
Elon Musk: “Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department where we directly initiate & execute lawsuits. The team will report directly to me.”
The Doers vs The Takers: Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department from where Tesla will directly initiate & execute lawsuits. Elon Musk is Looking for hardcore streetfighters, not white-shoe lawyers like Perkins or Cooley who t...
Facebook secretly planted op-eds in local papers to lobby against tech reform: report
Facebook used a front group to secretly plant op-eds in local newspapers nationwide in order to lobby Washington to back down from antitrust legislation aimed at improving competition in tech, acco…
Enough about Elon Musk's Twitter deal. It's time to talk about social media reform
While calls for coverage focused more on policy and less on personality are sounded often in media critiques, rarely has the need been so apparent as in the coverage the last month of Elon Musk's move to buy Twitter (TWTR).
‘Think Before You Link’: app launched to help social media users detect fake profiles
Ken McCallum, the director general of M15, said malicious profiles were being used on an ‘industrial scale’
Social media companies asked to archive evidence of war crimes
Meta, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube have received notice from American politicians asking them to preserve content that could be used to prosecute war criminals.
Bitcoin plunges to 2020 low as investors run from growing global recession fears
The recent flight from risky assets is persisting with cryptocurrencies seeing a deep, broad-based sell-off because of investor turmoil over global economic prospects.
Former Twitter vice president on Donald Trump, Elon Musk, and billionaires' whims controlling social media
Bruce Daisley spent eight years working for Twitter and fears Elon Musk's proposed takeover could have major implications on the media with what we see and read being controlled by "who has got the biggest pile of cash".
Clearview AI agrees to restrict use of face database
In a lawsuit settlement, the facial recognition startup will stop selling its collection to businesses and individuals in the US
Elon Musk to fire 1,000 Twitter staff, 5x revenue, 69m pay $3 a month
Elon Musk is planning to fire 1,000 staffers at Twitter as soon as his purchase of the social media platform is complete.
WhatsApp Reactions Feature To Roll Out Today, Announces Mark Zuckerberg
Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement on Facebook. He also listed the six emojis that would be part of WhatsApp reactions.
EU antitrust chief calls for global approach towards tech giants
Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, the architect of landmark rules to curb the power of U.S. tech giants, called on Thursday for a global approach towards Big Tech to prevent companies taking advantage of enforcement gaps.
Investigation finds hundreds of fake charity websites
Online scammers have been using hundreds of fake charity websites to trick people wanting to donate to Ukraine, a BBC investigation has found.
Soros, Clinton and Obama staffers and Europe govs in anti-Musk letter
Elon Musk on Tuesday demanded more information about the funding of 26 groups who signed a letter to Twitter advertisers, warning that Musk threatens to turn Twitter into a 'cesspool'.
UK scheme to host Ukrainian refugees slammed
"Watching the sheer number of people coming out of Ukraine, we had to do something," said Lucy Wells, an actress from southern England. "I come from a Christian family, we were brought up to help others wherever you can."
Brands should force Twitter to uphold content policies under Musk, advocacy groups say
Some of the nation's biggest brands including Coca-Cola (CCEP), Disney (DIS) and Kraft (KHC) are facing calls to boycott Twitter if the company's soon-to-be owner, billionaire Elon Musk, rolls back content moderation policies limiting ha...
‘I can’t see it getting any better’: could the UK be heading for a recession?
Small business owners are already being hit as consumers cut back on non-essentials
EU accuses Apple of blocking rivals from iPhone payment system
The EU’s antitrust chief says the US tech giant ‘unfairly shielded its Apple Pay wallets from competition’, breaking the bloc’s competition rules.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen 'cautiously optimistic' about Elon Musk Twitter acquisition
Musk has expressed interest in open sourcing Twitter's algorithm, vowed to crack down on spam bots
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