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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Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers – TechCrunch

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Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it’s investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Login With Facebook. The exploit lets these trackers gather a user’s data including name, email address, age range, gender, locale, and profile photo depending on what users originally
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A flaw-by-flaw guide to Facebook’s new GDPR privacy changes – TechCrunch

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Facebook is about to start pushing European users to speed through giving consent for its new GDPR privacy law compliance changes. It will ask people to review how Facebook applies data from web to target them with ads, and surface the sensitive profile info they share. Facebook will also allow European and Canadian users to
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ZTE said to be meeting with Google over US export ban – TechCrunch

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Yesterday was a rough one for ZTE. A year after pleading guilty to violating sanctions with Iran and North Korea, the U.S. Department of Commerce brought the hammer down and announced a seven-year export restriction on goods sporting U.S. components. That applies to more than a quarter of the components used in the company’s telecom
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Huawei refocuses on existing markets amid US woes – TechCrunch

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Huawei is readjusting its approach the U.S. In an annual meeting in Shenzhen, the company asserted its commitment on existing customers and markets. It’s a shift in focus for a company that has been aggressively targeting new territories, looking to expand its position as the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer. It’s understandable, of course. There
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Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament – TechCrunch

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Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the political consultancy firm at the center of a storm about mishandled Facebook users data, has backed out of re-appearing in front of the UK parliament for a second time. Nix had been scheduled to take questions from the DCMS committee that’s probing online misinformation tomorrow afternoon. In a
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Facebook points finger at Google and Twitter for data collection – TechCrunch

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“Other companies suck in your data too,” Facebook explained in many, many words today with a blog post detailing how it gathers information about you from around the web. Facebook product management director David Baser wrote, “Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn all have similar Like and Share buttons to help people share things on their services. Google
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As Chinese censorship intensifies, gays are back while teenage mothers and tattoos are out – TechCrunch

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Following the passage of a new cybersecurity law and the removal of term limits from Chinese president Xi Jinping, China’s government is conducting a comprehensive crackdown on online discussions and content, with few companies spared the rod by the central government. Among the casualties has been Bytedance, the extremely high-flying $20 billion media unicorn startup
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