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Apple Removes App Used by Hong Kong Protesters to Track Police After Pressure From China

Apple is latest American company to bow to Chinese pressure.

How Google's Win On “Right To Be Forgotten” Laws in EU Undermines GDPR

The ruling effectively sets a precedent whereby Google is only required to limit data access to those who aren’t all that savvy with data to begin with.

Warren Hits Back After Mark Zuckerberg Caught on Tape Calling Her an ‘Existential’ Threat to Facebook

Zuckerberg vowed to "go to the mat" and "fight" if Warren wins and tries to break up Facebook.

Rideshare Companies Aren’t Just Unprofitable, They’re Destructive

Not only will Uber and Lyft fail to deliver on their utopian promises of reduced government waste and reliance on private vehicle ownership; they may irreparably diminish support for more practical solutions. 

Facebook Expands Anti-Terror Effort Amid Hate Propaganda Scandals

In the wake of investigations on Capitol Hill, Facebook is publicizing their efforts to combat terrorists, violent extremist groups and hate organizations on the platform. 

Google Hit With $170 Million Fine for Collecting Personal Information of Children on YouTube

Regulators said YouTube illegally harvested children's browsing data and used it to target them with ads.

"NotJordanPeterson.com" and the Complex Issues Behind Deepfake Legislation

Deepfakes seem to have us rapidly approaching conflict between malicious deception and artistic liberty, with clear potential to spiral out of control. 

Facebook’s Study on Anti-Conservative Bias Doesn’t Find Evidence of Anti-Conservative Bias

A study by a former Republican senator found numerous worries about anti-conservative bias but no evidence.

Why YouTube's Demonetization Video Appeals System is Still Missing the Point

Allowing creators to send direct appeals against demonetization is definitely an improvement, but it isn't the fundamental change in transparency the platform needs. 

New White House Executive Order Feeds the Big Tech 'Political Bias' Conspiracy

When your concern is with the inconsistency of practice rather than the practice itself, you’re not a good-faith actor in the fight against Big Tech power, but an opportunist seeking to use said power for yourself.

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