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September 18, 2019 - 6:12 pm
By DESMOND BUTLER and BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group...
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Jeff Katz
September 18, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported. But a whistleblower's...
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Jeff Katz
September 17, 2019 - 3:33 pm
Pro-life group Live Action, which has already been censored by YouTube and Twitter, was "fact-checked" by pro-abortion activists before the Facebook threatened to limit the outreach of the page. Facebook has since backed down after Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MI) sent a letter to...
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September 06, 2019 - 3:51 pm
By MARCY GORDON and MATT O'BRIEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two groups of states are targeting Facebook and Google in separate antitrust probes, widening the scrutiny of Big Tech beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations into their market dominance. Facebook and Google are...
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September 06, 2019 - 2:25 pm
By MARCY GORDON and MATT O'BRIEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two groups of states are targeting Facebook and Google in separate antitrust probes, widening the scrutiny of Big Tech beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations into their market dominance. Facebook and Google are...
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September 04, 2019 - 12:33 pm
By RACHEL LERMAN and MARCY GORDON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Google's video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent. The Federal Trade Commission fined Google $136 million. The company will pay an...
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September 03, 2019 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be violating the company's rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of foreigners seeking to enter the country. Facebook says it prohibits fake accounts and will "act" on any it finds that violate...
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August 30, 2019 - 2:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A published report says Google will pay at least $150 million to settle a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over how it treats information from children on its video streaming site, YouTube. Politico reported Friday that the company will pay $150 million to $200...
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Jeff Katz
August 21, 2019 - 4:41 pm
Retired FBI special agent Bobby Chacon joins Jeff to discuss the premiere of his new show, "The Curse of Akakor" and how it came to be.
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Gary Hess
August 20, 2019 - 2:41 pm
By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps...
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