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Eleanor Ainge Roy / The Guardian:
Papua New Guinea says it will ban Facebook for a month in a bid to crack down on fake users and study how fake news and pornography spreads   —  Analysts will explore how fake news and pornography spreads, and assess whether country needs its own version of the platform
May 29, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
As companies flood EU residents' inboxes ahead of GDPR rollout, experts say many of those consent emails are unnecessary and some may be even illegal   —  Many firms have the required consent already; others don't have consent to send a request  —  The vast majority of emails flooding inboxes across Europe …
May 21, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
With GDPR imminent, investigation finds Facebook lacks privacy controls for information inferred about users, including sensitive details used in ad targeting   —  Social network categorises users based on inferred interests such as Islam or homosexuality  —  Facebook allows advertisers …
May 16, 2018, 11:40 AMIn context
The Guardian:
Facebook releases first content moderation report: 583M fake accounts closed in Q1 2018, action taken on almost 1.5B accounts and 2.5M instances of hate speech   —  Firm's first quarterly moderation report also shows scale of spam, hate speech and violence  —  Facebook took moderation action …
May 15, 2018, 10:23 AMIn context
Anne Davies / The Guardian:
May 14, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Google bans all adverts related to Irish abortion referendum on its platforms, following a similar move by Facebook   —  The decision will mean an end to advertisements relating to the referendum appearing alongside Google results and on YouTube during the final fortnight of the campaign.
May 9, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Christopher Wylie describes in detail how Cambridge Analytica used ML and Facebook data to micro target US voters, creating 253 predictions per profiled record   —  Whistleblower Christopher Wylie explains the science behind Cambridge Analytica's mission to transform surveys and Facebook data into a political messaging weapon
May 6, 2018, 7:56 PMIn context
The Guardian:
Sources: Cambridge Analytica said it had completely wiped Facebook user data in 2016, which may be true, but it retained models derived from that data into 2017   —  Exclusive: Social network failed to make firm delete valuable models derived from data until campaign was over
May 6, 2018, 7:25 PMIn context
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
UK regulator orders Cambridge Analytica to hand over data it has on a US voter who brought a complaint, including how the data was obtained and how it was used   —  In landmark cross-border decision, Information Commissioner's Office gives company 30 days to comply with David Carroll's request
May 5, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
The Guardian:
Xiaomi partners with UK's Three to bring its phone to the UK and other European countries, after initially selling phones in Spain in November   —  'China's Apple' turns focus to west and is set to raise $10bn on Hong Kong stock exchange  —  The Smartphone maker Xiaomi will begin selling …
May 3, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context

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