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Blood-testing startup Theranos is circling the drain, and more and more details appear to be leaking from inside the company’s final troubled days. One particularly eye-popping anecdote, courtesy of Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou, revealed how one Theranos employee made a Space Invaders clone featuring a photo of Carreyrou himself as the titular alien
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The Irish High Court has referred for a second time a legal challenge to Facebook’s EU-US data transfers to Europe’s top court, seeking a preliminary ruling on a series of fundamental questions pertaining to the clash between US mass surveillance law and EU citizens’ fundamental privacy rights. The sustainability of the EU-US Privacy Shield mechanism
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Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has found himself once again embroiled in a controversy surrounding his website’s policy on moderation. In a Reddit thread announcing the platform’s 2017 transparency report findings, in which Reddit identified and listed close to 1,000 suspected Russia-linked propaganda accounts that have been banned, Huffman replied to a straightforward question about the
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Google is testifying once again before the congress about the Cambridge Analytica debacle and Facebook’s privacy policy in general. One representative in particular nailed down Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s position on many subjects. The U.S. Representative for California’s 18th congressional district Anna Eshoo started by setting the tone. “First, I believe that our democratic institutions are undergoing a
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Sex workers are running out of safe online spaces. Craigslist is no longer displaying personal ads. The controversial classifieds site Backpage, which many escorts used to screen clients, has been seized by the FBI. Adult content is disappearing off Google Drive, and many sex workers say they’re being forced off social media. With the news
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President Donald Trump has signed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), a bill that aims to fight sex trafficking by reducing legal protections for online platforms. FOSTA passed the Senate in March by an overwhelming majority, and it’s been endorsed by the Internet Association, which represents major companies like
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