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Audit Clears Facebook Despite Cambridge Analytica Leaks

Audit Clears Facebook Despite Cambridge Analytica Leaks

By Barbara Ortutay | Apr 21
An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users.

Cell Phones, Biometrics Fuel Jump in Bank Account Ownership

Cell Phones, Biometrics Fuel Jump in Bank Account Ownership

By Ken Sweet | Apr 21
Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now has some form of a bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to by the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts.

Amazon Reveals Its Prime Service Has 100 Million Members

Amazon Reveals Its Prime Service Has 100 Million Members

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 21
Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire.

 Russia Takes Heavy Hand to Internet to Block Messaging App

Russia Takes Heavy Hand to Internet to Block Messaging App

By Nataliya Vasilyeva and Frances Ebel | Apr 20
Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed - and so far unsuccessful - attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram.

Waze Causing LA Traffic Headaches, City Council Member Says

Waze Causing LA Traffic Headaches, City Council Member Says

By Christopher Weber | Apr 20
Los Angeles should consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the traffic navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes, a city council member said.

Amazon Brings Fitting Room Home with Prime Wardrobe

Amazon Brings Fitting Room Home with Prime Wardrobe

By Joseph Pisani | Apr 19
Prime Wardrobe, which sends a box of fashions to try before you pay, basically bringing the fitting room home. It ships up to eight items and users are charged for whatever they don't send back.

BuzzFeed Publishes Exposé on 'Gay Sex for Rent' Facebook Groups

BuzzFeed Publishes Exposé on 'Gay Sex for Rent' Facebook Groups

Apr 18
BuzzFeed is publishing a multi-part report exposé exploring the way in which Facebook allegedly facilitates landlords offering young men rooms in exchange for sex.

US, UK Say Russia Targets Internet Hardware for Espionage

US, UK Say Russia Targets Internet Hardware for Espionage

By Frank Bajak | Apr 18
Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage.

UK Academic Says Data Firm Helped Trump Campaign Spread Fear

UK Academic Says Data Firm Helped Trump Campaign Spread Fear

By Danica Kirka | Apr 18
A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump's presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states.

Web's Inventor Discusses Digital Monopolies, Privacy Threats

Web's Inventor Discusses Digital Monopolies, Privacy Threats

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 17
Tim Berners-Lee gave away the technology that he used to invent the World Wide Web, so it's not surprising that he's worried about the current state of the internet as Google, Facebook and Amazon become increasingly dominant in the digital world.

China's Weibo Site Backtracks on Gay Censorship After Outcry

China's Weibo Site Backtracks on Gay Censorship After Outcry

By Yanan Wang | Apr 17
One of China's top social networking sites announced Monday that it will no longer be censoring content related to gay issues after the plan triggered a loud public outcry.

Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers

Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers

By Tom Krisher | Apr 15
Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe.

Steps for Small Businesses Worried by Facebook Scandal

Steps for Small Businesses Worried by Facebook Scandal

Apr 14
Small business owners who use Facebook to promote their services and reach customers may now be wondering how to reassure people and protect themselves amid the social network's most serious privacy scandal.

Farmers Use AI, High Tech Tools to Monitor Cows

Farmers Use AI, High Tech Tools to Monitor Cows

Apr 14
Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence? No time to ruminate on that because a Dutch company has married two technologies _ motion sensors and AI _ with the aim of bringing the barnyard into the 21st century.

How Facebook Ads Target You

How Facebook Ads Target You

By Barbara Ortutay | Apr 14
Targeting ads, it turns out, is almost infinitely customizable - sometimes in surprising ways.

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