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Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Court filing by DC AG: Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica data misuse months before it was first reported; Facebook says it did not mislead about timeline   —  Company confirms suspicions of separate incident following Washington DC attorney general court filing
Mar 21, 2019, 9:25 PMIn context
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Report: for the first time, music streaming accounted for more than half, at 54%, of UK record label income as it hit £468M in 2018, up 35% YoY   —  Revenue from Spotify, Amazon and Apple rises as CD sales continue to fall  —  Music streaming services generated more than half …
Mar 21, 2019, 4:00 PMIn context
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Sources: Facebook board member Marc Andreessen attended a meeting with Christopher Wylie about Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data, in the summer of 2016   —  Allegations come as US prosecutors investigate claims of cover-up  —  Facebook is facing explosive new questions …
Mar 16, 2019, 5:20 PMIn context
Oscar Schwartz / The Guardian:
AI-based emotion detection has become a $20B industry, but some experts say the foundational science behind the tech is flawed and can adversely affect society   —  Machines can now allegedly identify anger, fear, disgust and sadness.  ‘Emotion detection’ has grown from a research project to a $20bn industry
Mar 9, 2019, 5:30 PMIn context
The Guardian:
Leaked Facebook memo describes company's lobbying efforts in 2012 and 2013 against a proposed European data directive which later became GDPR, more   —  Social network targeted legislators around the world, promising or threatening to withhold investment  —  Facebook has targeted politicians around …
Mar 2, 2019, 11:15 AMIn context
The Guardian:
Uganda says the number of subscriptions to ~60 apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, declined by 2.5M in the three months after social media tax was introduced   —  Economic fears raised as online subscriptions plummet in months following launch of levy created to curb ‘gossip’
Mar 2, 2019, 2:05 AMIn context
The Guardian:
UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking policies on hate speech   —  Far-right founder of English Defence League repeatedly breached hate speech rules  —  Tommy Robinson, the far-right founder of the English Defence League …
Feb 26, 2019, 8:10 AMIn context
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Report by a UK parliamentary committee into fake news and disinformation, due Monday, is expected to be very critical of Facebook and its “duplicitous” CEO   —  Westminster will also urge investigation into foreign meddling in UK elections  —  Facebook cannot be trusted …
Feb 17, 2019, 12:15 PMIn context
The Guardian:
Facebook criticized by health experts for allowing the rise of closed groups rife with anti-vaccination misinformation, some with 150,000+ members   —  Experts are calling on company to counter closed groups where members can post misinformation without challenge
Feb 13, 2019, 9:40 AMIn context
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
After the death of a British teen, Instagram announces plans to debut “sensitivity screens” to blur images of self-harm unless users click to reveal them   —  Facebook-owned app promises changes to better shield users from self-harm images  —  Instagram will introduce …
Feb 4, 2019, 3:05 PMIn context

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