Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR – TechCrunch

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Facebook has another change in the works to respond to the European Union’s beefed up data protection framework — and this one looks intended to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR, and at scale. Late yesterday Reuters reported on a change incoming to Facebook’s T&Cs that it said will be pushed out next month — meaning
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Can data science save social media? – TechCrunch

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Bob Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity professionals. More posts by this contributor The Trump team has failed to address
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UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch

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The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways
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Privacy Shield now facing questions via legal challenge to Facebook data flows – TechCrunch

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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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USA: Social media use

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The latest Pew Research Center survey of adult social media use has been published. The last survey was carried out in April 2016. The research asked about usage of the five major platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube) and other tools including LinkedIn. Key findings 68% of all adults use Facebook – three quarters of
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How Facebook has reacted since the data misuse scandal broke – TechCrunch

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be questioned by US lawmakers today about the “use and abuse of data” — following weeks of breaking news about a data misuse scandal dating back to 2014. The Guardian published its first story linking Cambridge Analytica and Facebook user data in December 2015. The newspaper reported that the Ted
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Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally – TechCrunch

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Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”. The update to the bloc’s data protection framework is intended to strengthen consumers’ control over how their personal data is used by bolstering transparency and consent requirements, and beefing up penalties
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Facebook, AggregateIQ now being jointly probed by Canada, B.C. data watchdogs – TechCrunch

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Privacy watchdogs in Canada and British Columbia are combining existing investigations into Facebook and AggregateIQ. The latter being a Victoria-based ad targeting tech company that has been linked to Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the center of the Facebook data misuse storm. CA whistleblower Chris Wylie — who last month gave public testimony revealing how
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