Aarti Shahani

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White House Pushes To Report 'Political Bias' By Social Media Companies

Friday, May 17, 2019

The move follows Facebook's ban of many far-right figures for violating its hate speech policies and a U.S. refusal to work with governments and social media companies to fight extremism online.

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U.S. Will Not Join Tech Giants In 'Christchurch Call' Pledge Against Online Terror

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tech giants met with a dozen countries Wednesday to sign a joint agreement on how to block terrorist content online. The Trump administration said Wednesday that it would not endorse the plan.

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Uber's Stock Dips After Highly Anticipated Initial Public Offering

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Uber had a rocky debut on the stock market. Despite taking a relatively conservative approach to its share price, the company saw its stock go down immediately as trading began.

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Lolita De Sola On Making Music Amid Venezuela's Political Crisis

Sunday, May 05, 2019

A recent performer at the 2019 SXSW Music Festival, emerging artist Lolita De Sola opens up about the circumstances there and how the situation has influenced her music.

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Facebook Could Face Up To $5 Billion Fine For Privacy Violations

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Facebook reported strong profits on Wednesday but also revealed it is setting aside $3 billion to pay a penalty to regulators for violating users' privacy.

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Facebook Recruits Surveillance Hawk To Be Its Top Lawyer

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Facebook's new chief lawyer is tasked with guiding the firm through increasingly treacherous legal woes. Jennifer Newstead was one of the lawyers who crafted the controversial Patriot Act.

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Following Easter Attacks In Sri Lanka, A Social Media Ban Disabled Some Apps

Monday, April 22, 2019

Sri Lanka government officials shut down social media in the wake of the attacks. Such moves are more common and signal how tech companies struggle to maintain control of who uses their platforms.

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With Facebook Ban On White Extremism, International Norms Apply To U.S.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Facebook is beginning to enforce a ban on white nationalist content this week. The move comes as Australia, Germany and other countries pass tough laws to curb hate speech.

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EU Votes To Rewrite Its Copyright Laws, Delivering A Blow To Tech Giants

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The European Union voted to rewrite its laws, in a big blow for tech firms like Google and Facebook, forcing them to find copyright violations on their platforms and not wait for them to be reported.

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We Want To Hear From You About Facebook Live

Friday, March 22, 2019

Facebook Live has played a key role in the spread of violent images on social media. What do you think Facebook should do with this feature?

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Leading Anti-Terror Technologist Says Suspend Facebook Live Following Mosque Shootings

Friday, March 22, 2019

A creator of anti-terror software says the re-uploading of the New Zealand mosque shootings video on Facebook is "absolutely inexcusable" because "we have the technology to stop it."

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Facebook Apologizes For Banning Trump's Social Media Director

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Facebook temporarily banned Dan Scavino, President Trump's social media director, from posting comments. Facebook says his postings were flagged by an algorithm.

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Flying Taxis. Seriously?

Sunday, March 17, 2019

They're not quite here yet, but Uber and others are working on them and have set some bullish timelines. Flying taxis promise to ease traffic on the ground, but some worry they'll boost inequality.

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Democratic Candidates Target Tech Giants, Who Are Major Party Donors

Monday, March 11, 2019

Silicon Valley has emerged early as a presidential campaign issue among Democrats at SXSW. Calls to regulate tech put the party in an awkward position, given its reliance on tech donors.

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Facebook Promises More Private And Self-Destructing Messages

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is pledging users more enhanced privacy and other features when it comes to private messages. Skeptics say Facebook is solidifying power, in the guise of user service.

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One Woman's Facebook Success Story: A Support Group For 1.7 Million

Monday, June 04, 2018

Inspired by the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls, Lola Omolola started a Facebook group that soared in size and quickly became a support network for women around the globe.

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Inspired By Russia, He Bought Influence On Facebook

Thursday, May 31, 2018

In California, a political novice is helping shape a hotly contested Democratic congressional primary by buying influence on Facebook. He says he wanted to "take a page from the Russian playbook."

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3 Things You Should Know About Europe's Sweeping New Data Privacy Law

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect Friday, but it also has implications in the U.S. Firms like Spotify and eBay now say you can ask them to delete data about you they've stored.

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Sweeping Internet Privacy Protection Regulations To Take Effect

Thursday, May 24, 2018

One of the biggest changes in data privacy ever takes effect in Europe Friday. The rules, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, will have implications for U.S. consumers of social media.

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Some Users Wary Of Facebook's Newest Venture In Online Dating

Saturday, May 05, 2018

For years, people have used Facebook informally to look for dates. Now Mark Zuckerberg says the platform is starting a dating service. Some experts say the move could invite unwanted solicitation.

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