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Policy

Pro-Trump social media duo accuses Facebook of anti-conservative censorship – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Following up on a recurring thread from Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional appearance earlier this month, the House held a hearing today on perceived bias against conservatives on Facebook and other social platforms. The hearing, ostensibly about “how social media companies filter content on their platforms,”...

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What we learned from Facebook’s latest data misuse grilling – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer has just undergone almost five hours of often forensic and frequently awkward questions from members of a UK parliament committee that’s investigating online disinformation, and whose members have been further fired up by misinformation they claim Facebook gave it. The veteran...

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How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft’s bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense, Eric Lundgren will spend 15 months in prison for selling discs that let people reinstall Windows on licensed machines. A federal appeals court this...

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WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 in Europe ahead of GDPR – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tech giants are busy updating their T&Cs ahead of the EU’s incoming data protection framework, GDPR. Which is why, for instance, Facebook-owned Instagram is suddenly offering a data download tool. You can thank European lawmakers for being able to take your data off...

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“I don’t think Facebook has a developer policy that is valid” – TechCrunch

[ad_1] A Cambridge University academic at the center of a data misuse scandal involving Facebook user data and political ad targeting faced questions from the UK parliament this morning. Although the two-hour evidence session in front of the DCMS committee’s fake news enquiry raised rather...

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