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17 09, 2019

U.S. Files Suit Against Edward Snowden Over New Book

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The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against Edward Snowden, arguing he violated government nondisclosure agreements by publishing a book about his 2013 disclosures of classified surveillance programs.

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6 09, 2019

WSJ News Exclusive | States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes

September 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

State attorneys general are formally launching separate antitrust probes into Facebook and Google starting next week, putting added pressure on tech giants already under federal scrutiny.

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30 08, 2019

Facebook Said It Aced Brazil Elections. Internally, There Were Doubts.

August 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes privacy is just around the corner.

An internal analysis showed that Facebook fell short in its battle against suspicious behavior and misinformation on its site in the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election last year.

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26 08, 2019

Investigators Use New Strategy to Combat Opioid Crisis: Data Analytics

August 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When federal investigators got a tip in 2015 that a health center in Houston was distributing millions of doses of opioid painkillers, they tried a new approach: look at the numbers.

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24 07, 2019

Facebook Settlement Requires Mark Zuckerberg to Certify Privacy Protections

July 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to personally certify that the company is taking steps to protect consumer privacy under a settlement expected to be announced with the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday.

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23 07, 2019

Facebook Settlement Expected to Mandate Privacy Committee

July 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The perfect space for one, designed for better conversations

The social-media giant’s expected settlement with the Federal Trade Commission will create a board committee to help ensure senior-level scrutiny of Facebook’s privacy-related efforts.

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27 06, 2019

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Backs Privacy Legislation

June 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and co-founder of Facebook, endorsed federal privacy legislation and greater regulation of political advertising, even as he cast governments as too slow to address many of the internet’s thorniest problems.

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24 06, 2019

Google’s Enemies Gear Up to Make Antitrust Case

June 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As U.S. officials prepare an antitrust probe of Google and possibly other Silicon Valley giants, a loose-knit crew of its rivals is gearing up to help.

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12 06, 2019

Google, Facing More Scrutiny, Overhauls Lobbying and Public Affairs Operations

June 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Google has fired several of its largest lobbying firms as part of a major overhaul of its global government affairs and policy operations amid the prospect of greater government scrutiny.

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8 06, 2019

Tech Giants Google, Facebook and Amazon Intensify Antitrust Debate

June 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The backlash against Silicon Valley comes amid a broader movement to rethink antitrust in general and marks the scrambling of the old left-right divide over government intervention in the market.

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