Aarti Shahani

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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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As User Data Scandal Persists, Facebook Reports Record Earnings

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg faced investors for the first time following the user data scandal as the company reported first quarter earnings on Wednesday.

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Facebook To Face Class Action Over Facial Recognition

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Facebook will have to face a class action lawsuit over privacy concerns about the company's facial recognition software, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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Europe's New Online Privacy Rules Could Protect U.S. Users Too

Monday, April 16, 2018

When Europe begins enforcing sweeping new privacy rules next month, it will have a major impact on U.S. tech companies, both large and small. And it could affect American Internet users as well.

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Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica May Have Obtained Data On As Many As 87M Users

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The previous estimate was 50 million. Facebook also said "malicious actors" abused a feature that allowed users to find each others' phone numbers and email addresses. The feature is being disabled.

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The Paris Lawyer Who Gives Google Nightmares

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Dan Shefet won what may be the most powerful single case against Google: the right to get search results about himself removed. Now people and governments the world over are seeking him out.

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Why A French Attorney Is On A Digital Privacy Crusade Against Tech Titans

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

A Europe-based movement is underway to stop disinformation on the Internet. One Paris man is at the center of the push to make Google clean up its search results.

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In Apology, Zuckerberg Promises To Protect Facebook Community

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will notify the estimated 50 million people whose data was extracted from the social network and handed off to a tech firm working for the Trump campaign.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has broken his silence addressing the controversy over how a voter targeting firm harvested the personal data of some 50 million users. He acknowledged the company made mistakes.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

There are signs of division within Facebook about how to respond to what's possibly the most significant crisis in the company's history. Mark Zuckerberg released a statement Wednesday, the first since the scandal over Cambridge Analytica erupted.

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Facebook Admits Data-Mining Firm Got Access To Millions Of Users' Personal Information

Monday, March 19, 2018

Facebook is under intense pressure after it admitted that Cambridge Analytica, a political data-mining firm, got access to massive amount of user data. A look at why Facebook allows third parties access to its data and what the business objective is.

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Russian Bots Are Spreading False Information After The Florida Shooting

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

It's known that Russian groups used Facebook and other social media platforms to spread false information during the 2016 election, but now Russian bots are doing the same after the Florida shooting. So, how are tech giants thinking about tackling these issues and making sure the same thing doesn't happen in this year's midterm election?

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Tech Companies Working On Fixes For Fake News As Midterms Approach

Monday, January 22, 2018

Fake news, hate speech and foreign interference are the notable examples of what went wrong online during the 2016 campaign. Facebook, Google and Twitter want to avoid a repeat in the 2018 midterms. They're working on fixes, but the solutions won't be easy.

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Suspicious Spouses Monitor Partners Digitally, Divorce Lawyers Say

Friday, January 05, 2018

NPR has been reporting on a chilling trend in technology and in love — the use of spying tools when couples split up. Are these tools legal?

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Digital Spying And Divorce

Thursday, January 04, 2018

A woman discovers she's being spied on by her former husband using a GPS tracker, and she suspects using spyware as well. We look at how digital spy tools are changing divorce.

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In Landmark Ruling, EU's Top Court Says Uber Is A Transport Service

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Uber has hit a roadblock in Europe. The European Union's top court denied the company's contention that it is a digital platform. The court ruled Uber is in the business of transportation.

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