Bobby Allyn

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Muslim Advocates Has Filed A Lawsuit Against Facebook

Thursday, April 08, 2021

The civil rights group Muslim Advocates has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Facebook, demanding the social network start taking anti-Muslim activity more seriously.

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'Stop Lying': Muslim Rights Group Sues Facebook Over Claims It Removes Hate Groups

Thursday, April 08, 2021

The civil rights group says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised Congress and the public the network would move fast to take down posts that break its rules, but anti-Muslim bigotry is still present.

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Group-Chat App Discord Says It Banned More Than 2,000 Extremist Communities

Monday, April 05, 2021

The popular platform also reported on Monday that it deleted more than 300 communities, known on the site as "servers," that were dedicated to the conspiracy theory QAnon.

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Justice Clarence Thomas Takes Aim At Tech And Its Power 'To Cut Off Speech'

Monday, April 05, 2021

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said social media companies are "sufficiently akin" to a common carrier, like a telephone company, and should be "regulated in this manner."

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Why Does Discord Not Use Ads? And Why Is Microsoft Interested? We Asked Discord's CEO

Thursday, April 01, 2021

The social networking app has exploded in popularity during the pandemic, far outgrowing its gaming roots. Now, Microsoft is in talks to acquire Discord for $10 billion.

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Group-Chatting Platform Discord Might Change Social Media With Its Business Model

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The group-chatting platform Discord is growing by leaps and bounds — and it doesn't sell targeted ads. Could it be a model for other social media?

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Ex-CEO Sues Parler Over 'Arrogant Theft,' Claims Site Was 'Hijacked'

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

John Matze, the co-founder and former CEO of Parler, has sued the site's financier, Rebekah Mercer, over his ouster from the company, which he alleges took millions of dollars away from him.

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Tech Giants Cut Commissions It Charges App Developers

Monday, March 22, 2021

Following Apple's move, Google has slashed commissions by half on purchases made on its mobile app stores. Those fees attracted criticism from small developers, lawmakers and other Big Tech critics.

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Why SkySilk Came Out of Nowhere To Save Parler After Capitol Riot

Friday, March 19, 2021

After Amazon took Parler down over violent messages on the site, no tech services firm would help it come back online. Then an obscure Los Angeles-based company offered to help.

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What's An NFT? And Why Are People Paying Millions To Buy Them?

Friday, March 05, 2021

The latest Internet hype is about a thing that doesn't really exist. Some collectors are spending millions of dollars on these digital items called non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.

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What's A Non-Fungible Token? Why Some Collectors Are Spending Millions On Them

Friday, March 05, 2021

The market for a "non-fungible token" is the talk of Silicon Valley. Collectors spent from $3 to millions for what amounts to digital art: a clip of Lebron dunking; a cat meme; and cartoon CytoPunks.

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Former Parler CEO Matze Stripped Of All Company Shares Upon Firing, Sources Say

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Former Parler CEO John Matze was stripped of all of his shares in the alternative social media company after a dispute with co-founder Rebekah Mercer. The company was nearing a $1 billion valuation.

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Why Is Facebook Launching An All-Out War On Apple's Upcoming iPhone Update?

Friday, February 26, 2021

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Apple's Tim Cook are fighting over iPhone privacy rules. At stake is the future of how iPhone user data is used by data brokers and advertisers.

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TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over 'Theft' Of Personal Data

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The proposed settlement applies to 89 million TikTok users in the U.S. whose personal data was allegedly tracked and sold to advertisers in violation of state and federal law.

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Facebook Blocks News In Australia Over Government Plan To Force Payment To Publishers

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The announcement came just as Google reached a deal with Australian publishers and as the president of Microsoft urged U.S. regulators to copy Australia's proposal.

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After Weeks Of Being Offline, Parler Finds A New Web Host

Monday, February 15, 2021

The conservative social network is relaunching under new leadership and on new technology, a month after being de-platformed. It says it will not rely on Big Tech for its operations.

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Clubhouse May Be Social Media's Future. What's All The Hype About?

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The invite-only app lets you eavesdrop on chats between celebrities, journalists and tech savants. Oprah, Elon Musk and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain have all joined.

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Biden Administration Pauses Trump's TikTok Ban, Backs Off Pressure To Sell App

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

TikTok will still undergo a national security review by federal officials, but any outright ban, or pressure to sell to an American company, will not be a priority of the Biden White House.

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What To Know About The New, Controversial Audio-Only App, Clubhouse

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

CEOs, influencers, even the White House Chief of Staff are turning to this audio-only social media app to chat with a select few. But questions over the rules of engagement have stirred controversy.

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'Lex Luthor Of The Internet': Meet The Man Keeping Far-Right Websites Alive

Monday, February 08, 2021

Rob Monster, the chief executive of Epik, says his company's deals with websites Parler, Gab, BitChute and others is an act of free speech advocacy. Others say Epik is supporting hate speech.

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