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Zuckerberg Plans To Testify Before Congress Over Data Privacy

The CEO will testify before the US Senate’s Judiciary Committee regarding Cambridge Analytica’s usage of Facebook's collected data in its effort to allegedly manipulate the 2016 US presidential elections.

Google News Initiative: Establishment Media’s $300M Welfare Cheque

Google has decided to make amends with media establishment, announcing their $300 million investment in what they claim will support “high-quality journalism and work to discredit “fake news."

New Snowden Documents Reveal NSA Track Down Bitcoin Users

According to Sam Biddle of The Intercept, newly released documents from Edward Snowden show that the NSA has been spying Bitcoin users for years. 

Uber Self-Driving Car Death: Don't Be So Quick To Judge

The incident which caused the death of an Arizona woman is surely a tragedy, but we accept far too many vehicle fatalities currently because of human error.  

Cambridge Analytica Itself Is Not Unique, But Shady Tactics Could Be

Data mining for political purposes or otherwise is certainly nothing new, but the question of to what lengths Cambridge Analytica went to ensure client satisfaction is a fair one. 

Facebook’s 'Fact-Check' Vendetta Against News And Satire

Much like YouTube, Facebook has turned to trusted fact-checkers in their campaign against fake news. Much like YouTube, their hyper-partisan choices in trusted partners is telling.  

FEC Social Media Rules For Political Ads May Not Be Ready For Midterms

The FEC's new rules regulating political ads on social media have been the source of controversy since their announcement, and this delay is sure to further complicate things. 

#YouTubePurge: Simple Mistake Or Political Censorship?

This is hardly the first time YouTube has been accused of political bias in moderating content, but this latest "purge" may be the largest so far. 

Bitcoin Falling Out Of Fashion With Dark Web Criminals

Bitcoin's meteoric rise, coupled with slow transaction times and high fees is causing it to fall out of fashion with criminal elements on the dark web. 

Funny Or Die: How Facebook Is Hurting Online Creators

Unlike other platforms, Facebook does not share ad revenue with content creators. Instead, creators are expected to pay for the privilege of having their content seen. 

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