Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security

The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May. The European Commission Action Plan, which was presented at a press briefing earlier today, has four areas of focus: 1)…

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Ariana Grande Addresses Pete Davidson Split For The First Time – Perez Hilton

This week, Ariana Grande has been powering through work despite a Following wrap, Ari documented how thankful she was for the experience, before telling fans she needed a break from social media. The singer shared a black image to Instagram Story, saying: “time to say bye bye to the internet…

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Facebook named in suit alleging job ads on its platform unlawfully discriminated against women

Facebook’s ad platform is facing charges that it has enabled gender-based discrimination against millions of women in a class action suit filed on behalf of three female workers and backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The legal action also names ten employers who are alleged to have used…

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Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy

At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want your device to know everything about you but we…

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A Story About Processing Sexual Trauma In The Digital Age

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Unsplash / Wladislaw-Peljuchno It’s 3 a.m. and I get on Twitter because I can’t sleep. I scroll through hundreds of posts, nearly every single one about Bill Cosby or Brett Kavanaugh and the respective sexual assault cases against them. “Believe women!” some people seem to be…

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Cardi B Says FORMER Team Member Posted Transphobic Meme On Her Facebook Page – Perez Hilton

The Bodak Yellow rapper took to Twitter on Sunday to address the post that ignited the outrage of many, claiming it was the doing of a “FORMER team member” of hers who still has access to the account. Related: Cardi’s Already Joking About Her Nicki Minaj Fight “I hope nobody…

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Facebook’s ‘Trending News’ tab still exists, and it’s a beautifully empty wasteland

Praise be.Image: pixabay Pustulous Twitter politicking got you down? Look no further for a sweet escape from the 2018 news-hellscape, my friends, than Facebook’s Trending News tab. What?! IN the news tab, you say? Isn’t that where click-hungry press organizations and ill-informed uncles thrive, symbiotically sucking each other’s teats of…

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SEC Review of Musk Tesla Tweets Likely to Focus on Truthfulness

U.S. regulators are likely to focus on whether Elon Musk was telling the truth when he said on Twitter that he’d secured funding to take electric-carmaker Securities and Exchange Commission is questioning the company whether the chief executive officer’s tweets were statements of fact and why he chose to make…

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Tories delete ‘Love Island’ bottles promotion

Image caption The “Love Island water bottles” promotion was revealed on Instagram To stand a chance of getting one of the “limited number” of bottles available people have to enter their email address. As political campaigning increasingly takes place online, all major parties have been using innovative ways to acquire…

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