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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
“Dark ads” on Facebook, some of which impersonate people to promote scams, are a systemic problem, and need better solutions than the proposed “view ads” button   —  Facebook's admission to the UK parliament this week that it had unearthed unquantified thousands …
Apr 30, 2018, 2:45 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg won't give a straight answer on data downloads, refers to the Download Your Information tool that only provides a bit of what Facebook knows on you   —  What does Facebook know about you?  Clearly a whole lot more than it's comfortable letting on.
Apr 11, 2018, 3:00 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Telegram announces it has surpassed 200M MAUs, after passing 100M MAUs in February 2016   —  Another usage milestone for messaging platform Telegram: It's announced passing 200M monthly active users “within the last 30 days”.  —  The platform passed 100M MAUs back in February 2016 …
Mar 23, 2018, 4:05 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Tumblr confirms 84 accounts linked to Internet Research Agency and has begun emailing users who interacted with them; accounts were ID'd and deleted last fall   —  Tumblr has confirmed that Kremlin trolls were active on its platform during the 2016 US presidential elections.
Mar 23, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Four lawsuits against Facebook by its users and shareholders have been filed in federal courts so far after Cambridge Analytica revelations   —  The lawsuits are piling up against Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse and political ad targeting scandal.
Mar 23, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
UK government says it will examine driving laws over the next three years to prepare for self-driving cars   —  In 2021 the UK government intends the country to be well on its way to a driverless future.  —  No, not a cheap joke about Brexit — yesterday it announced a three-year regulatory review to …
Mar 7, 2018, 10:45 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
UK government announces labor market reforms to aid gig economy workers, including ensuring holiday and sick pay and raising fines for employer mistreatment   —  The UK government has announced a package of labor market reforms to respond to changes in working patterns including those driven …
Feb 7, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Apple's Shazam takeover triggers competition review by the European Commission, following request by seven European countries   —  The European Commission has announced a review of Apple's acquisition of music discovery service Shazam — agreeing to a request made by several countries to weigh competition concerns.
Feb 6, 2018, 1:00 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Apple pulled Telegram apps from the App Store for inappropriate content   —  Update:Both Telegram iOS apps are now back on the App Store.  Original story follows below  —  The Telegram messaging apps appear to have breached Apple's App Store guidelines and are currently unavailable …
Feb 1, 2018, 7:25 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Child health advocates call for Facebook to shutter Messenger Kids app   —  The slings and arrows of outrage keep flying at Facebook.  Today a coalition of child health advocates has published an open letter addressing CEO Mark Zuckerberg and calling for the company to shutter Messenger Kids …
Jan 30, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context

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