17 05, 2019

Google to Refund Advertisers After Suit Over Fraud Scheme

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Google has agreed to refund advertisers for ads purchased through its ad marketplaces that ran on websites with fraudulent traffic, following a lawsuit claiming the tech giant was withholding those back-payments, according to court documents and people familiar with the situation.

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9 05, 2019

Amazon Is Accused of Violating Kids’ Privacy With Smart Speakers

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Amazon improperly records and preserves the conversations of young users through its Echo Dot Kids devices, according to a coalition of privacy and child-advocacy groups.

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5 04, 2019

Americans Agree: Social Media Is Divisive (But We Keep Using It)

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Americans have a paradoxical attachment to social media, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds, saying they regard services like Facebook to be divisive and a privacy threat but continue to use them daily.

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21 03, 2019

Facebook Left Up Video of New Zealand Shootings for an Hour

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Facebook left a gruesome video of shootings at a New Zealand mosque up on its site for half an hour after a user brought it to the company’s attention, a previously unreported delay that highlights the social media company’s difficulty in controlling violent content on its platform.

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