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September 9, 2020 10:31 AM

Facebook to be forced to stop sending EU data to the US

The Irish regulator is expected to stop the social media giant from moving data to the US because of privacy concerns.

September 2, 2020 2:04 PM

Data Sovereignity...

“European data should be stored and processed in Europe because they belong in Europe.

September 1, 2020 2:01 PM

Facebook threatens to block Australians from sharing news in battle over landmark media law

Digital giant says it will stop users of Facebook and Instagram sharing local and international news if new law proposed by competition watchdog is approved

August 29, 2020 1:58 PM

YouTube set a record in the second quarter of 2020 - at least when it comes to deleting videos.

Google recently released its latest Transparency Report, this time focusing on YouTube, including compliance with the Community Guidelines. Based on the reported data, thorough work has been done in the last quarter, but this is mainly due to the content analysis algorithm.

August 25, 2020 2:19 PM

New ideas for fighting COVID-19 misinformation

The human rights non-profit organization Avaaz recently published a study examining the prevalence of health-related fake news on Facebook.

August 6, 2020 4:33 PM

A post of the American President deleted by Facebook

It is the first time a post (a video) of Donald Trump has been entirely deleted by Facebook. In this video, Donald Trump affirms that children are almost completely protected from the coronavirus. Facebook justified the removal of the video by saying it is a source of disinformation about pathogens. This is against the firm’s policy concerning this topic.

August 1, 2020 1:56 PM

Unjustified censorship hurts the freedom of expression

The chairman of the data protection authority proposed the legislation of social media.

July 29, 2020 2:59 PM

Twitter temporarily suspends Donald Trump Jr’s account

Twitter said that it ordered the president’s son to delete a misleading tweet featuring a viral video showing a group of doctors making misleading and false claims about the coronavirus pandemic.

July 27, 2020 3:24 PM

The CEOs of tech giants to testify in front of the antitrust committee in the U.S.

This Wednesday, leaders of four great American tech companies will face the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law to prove that their operations do not break American antitrust law.

July 22, 2020 2:11 PM

Have we given the tech giants the keys to our privacy and our medical secrets?

For months, the world has been asking: how can we avoid a resurge of the pandemic, which would be catastrophic for our economies and well-being? Part of the answer lies in establishing a screening and tracking system for people who have been exposed, in order to prevent them from infecting those around them in turn.