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Encryption equals freedom
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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 11:38

Encryption equals freedom


Snowden warns of the new battleground

Security whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the world is facing its biggest security crisis in history as governments attempt to undermine encryption.

Facebook caught suppressing Zuckerberg stories
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Hiding the facts

Gizmodo uncovered new evidence that Facebook is using its platform to suppress stories about CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

EU can order Facebook to take down worldwide comments
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Posting overseas will not save you

Courts in the European Union can order Facebook to remove worldwide comments by users of its service that have been declared illegal, the European Union’s highest court ruled on Thursday.

Ex-politician says Facebook will publish politicians' lies
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Defacebook won't deface de Facebook

A former politician employed as a senior spin doctor by Facebook said politicians can never be accused of being economical with the truth.

Debt collectors hounding your Facebook friends
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Monday, 16 September 2019 10:37

Debt collectors hounding your Facebook friends


21st-century tactics

Debt collectors have started hassling debtors' Facebook friends in a bid to put pressure on them to pay up.

Apps are still flogging menstruation data to Facebook
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Privacy invasion period

Privacy International has found that 61 percent of mobile apps were automatically transferring data to Facebook – even if they don’t have an account, and some of the worst offenders were those to track menstruation.

Germany’s cartel office has another crack at Facebook
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We have the power to make it obey orders 

Germany’s cartel office is to appeal a regional court decision to suspend restrictions it had placed on Facebook’s data collection practices to the country’s highest court.

Big tech being investigated for antitrust
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:00

Big tech being investigated for antitrust


The US suddenly realises that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are not that nice

State attorneys in more than a dozen states are preparing to begin an antitrust investigation of the tech giants.

Facebook gets hard copies of snooped audio
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Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:59

Facebook gets hard copies of snooped audio


For study and the office Christmas party

Social notworking site Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services.

New York Times seems to be supporting Facebook
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Hides anti-Google ranters pro-Facebook bias

Apple’s favourite newspaper, the New York Times, has published anti-Google rants from those who represent Facebook.