Google is policing itself on privacy because it knows it has to

Most people have known for years that technology giants like Facebook and Google make a ton of money by knowing exactly what people do online and selling…

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Google unwittingly allowed advertisers to discriminate against nonbinary people

An investigation by The Markup has found that Google inadvertently allowed advertisers to discriminate against nonbinary and some transgender people. An oversight on the company’s ads dashboard…

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Facebook will let researchers study its election ad targeting data

Facebook is attempting to increase transparency around ads that ran in the lead up to November’s US elections. Starting on February 1st, researchers will have access to…

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Facebook and Google allegedly cut a deal that reduced ad competition

The antitrust cases against Facebook and Google might have some additional fuel. The New York Times says it has obtained documents from Texas’ antitrust lawsuit elaborating on…

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Facebook temporarily bans ads for gun accessories and military gear

Facebook is continuing its crackdown on potential domestic terrorism at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The social network told BuzzFeed News that it was temporarily banning US ads…

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Telegram channels will start getting ads next year

Nearly eight years after its initial launch and with almost 500 million users to its name, encrypted chat app Telegram finds itself at an inflection point: it…

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Texas announces a multi-state antitrust suit against Google

Texas has kicked off the latest in a slew of legal actions against major tech companies. The state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, said Texas is filing a…

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FTC demands Amazon, Facebook and others explain their privacy practices

The Federal Trade Commission has ordered nine social media and video streaming companies to provide details about their privacy practices, including how they collect and use personal…

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Facebook turned down 2.2 million ads meant to interfere with US voting

Facebook really, really wants you to know it’s cracking down on attempts to interfere with voting in the 2020 US election. Global affairs VP Nick Clegg told…

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Google reportedly plans to ban post-election day political ads

Google will not run any election-related ads after polls for the US presidential election close on November 3rd, according to Axios. In an email obtained by the…

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