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Rebelling against attention economy, Humane Tech movement expands

A growing coalition of social groups is pushing back against tech companies that feed digital addiction and overload.

Rebelling against attention economy, Humane Tech movement expands

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Facebook warns of privacy changes, discloses another US probe

Chief financial officer says that limits being set by governments on usage of consumer data will hurt revenue.

Facebook warns of privacy changes, discloses another US probe

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Short Answer

Facebook to pay $5bn fine, but will privacy prevail?

FTC imposed new rules on the social media giant as part of settlement. However, pressure is on for more drastic reform.

Facebook to pay $5bn fine, but will privacy prevail?

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Big tech too powerful? US Justice Department opens investigation

The department wants to find out if tech firms are hurting consumers by harming competition in the online marketplace.

Big tech too powerful? US Justice Department opens investigation

Opinion

The rise of corporate nations

Multinational corporations are increasingly encroaching on the functions of sovereign states.

Lorenzo Marsili

by Lorenzo Marsili

Lorenzo Marsili

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US legislator blasts Facebook's Libra plan as digital 'bin Laden'

Social media giant's ambitious cryptocurrency proposal receives bipartisan wrath from members of Congress.

US legislator blasts Facebook's Libra plan as digital 'bin Laden'

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US Senator describes Facebook's new crypto plans as 'delusional'

As it courts policymakers, the social media giant faces heavy criticism over its proposed digital currency, Libra.

US Senator describes Facebook's new crypto plans as 'delusional'

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Ethereum cofounder: Facebook's Libra may undo blockchain gains

A cryptocurrency trailblazer is concerned about how the Libra will affect privacy and corporate control.

Ethereum cofounder: Facebook's Libra may undo blockchain gains

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US regulators approve $5bn Facebook settlement

Facebook shares closed higher after the WSJ reported that regulators approved a major settlement over privacy issues.

US regulators approve $5bn Facebook settlement

Social media

What caused Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram worldwide outage?

Users globally were not able to send or receive images, videos and other files over several social media platforms.

What caused Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram worldwide outage?

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Can we trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency?

Social media giant says currency will "empower billions of people" but critics warn it could threaten privacy.

Can we trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency?

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US senators: Social media giants let algorithms 'run wild'

Lawmakers on tech subcommittee call for stronger rules on privacy and use of personal data for recommended content.

US senators: Social media giants let algorithms 'run wild'

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How much is your data worth? New bill would make Google tell you

Legislation would force Facebook, Amazon and other technology giants to reveal the value of the user data they collect.

How much is your data worth? New bill would make Google tell you

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Did Facebook's CEO know about 'problematic' privacy practices?

Wall Street Journal: Facebook found emails that show its CEO was aware of privacy practices now under investigation.

Did Facebook's CEO know about 'problematic' privacy practices?

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UN investigator David Kaye: Break up Facebook, Google

David Kaye, UN special rapporteur for freedom of expression, on the state of free speech and policing the internet.