Facebook says it is making progress on deleting hate speech, graphic violence, fake accounts and rooting out other violations of its rules, including detecting them before they are seen by users... ABC NEWS · 3 months
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Facebook is negotiating a record fine with the US Federal Trade Commission over violations of user's privacy, it has been reported. more
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Facebook could reportedly face multibillion-dollar FTC fine over privacy violations  THE VERGE · 1 week
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H1-B changes will simplify application process  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The federal government yesterday published the final rule for changes to the H1-B visa program, which is one of the primary conduits for technical talent to come and work in the United States. There are two... more
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Government watchdog finds weak enforcement of US privacy regulations - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Nearly all of the 101 data privacy violations investigated in the last 10 years ended in settlement agreements, with no penalties. more
Government watchdog finds weak enforcement in US privacy regulations - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Nearly all of the 101 data privacy violations investigated in the last 10 years ended in settlement agreements, with no penalties. more
Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
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The facts about Facebook  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
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The Latest: Huawei denies accusations in US indictment  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
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Facebook now lets everyone unsend messages for 10 minutes  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
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Facebook now lets everyone unsend messages for up to 10 minutes  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
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Facebook will reveal who uploaded your contact info for ad targeting  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
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Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst signed to Showtime’s Halo series
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WinRAR patches 19-year-old security vulnerability that put millions at risk
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Samsung announces their latest truly wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds
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Lightsaber dueling recognized as official sport in France
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YouTube updates channel strike system with one-time warning and more consistent punishments
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Android Q may change the back button to a gesture
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Apex Legends players think its in-game items are way too expensive
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Ja Rule is planning a new Fyre Festival-like event
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Apple Shares Humorous 'Bokeh'd' Ad Highlighting iPhone Depth Control Feature
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