Aarti Shahani

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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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The Man Who Spent $100K To Remove A Lie From Google

Friday, April 06, 2018

This story has been temporarily removed pending an editorial review.

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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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Facebook's Partnership With Fact-Checkers Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Friday, December 15, 2017

A year ago, Facebook said it was bringing in fact-checkers from leading news organizations to combat fake news. It appears the fact-checkers have been left in the dark about the impact of their work.

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In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

Monday, December 11, 2017

Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

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Under GOP Plan Tech Companies Would Receive Big Tax Breaks

Friday, December 01, 2017

Republicans say their tax proposal will get companies to bring their overseas profits back to the U.S. They say it will lead to more hiring and higher wages. Big tech companies like Microsoft and Apple stand to be the largest beneficiaries of these corporate tax changes But already they have plenty of cash available for new investment. So critics say they'll use the tax breaks instead to benefit investors not workers.

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News Brief: Conyers Investigation, Uber Data Breach, Ratko Mladic

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. John Conyers. Also, Uber has acknowledged a massive data breach.

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Uber Paid Off Hackers In Cover-Up

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Uber has revealed its database was hacked over a year ago and that confidential data on 57 million customers and drivers was compromised.

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