Facebook still flooded with fake reviews, says Which?

August 06, 2019 at 12:01AM Users exposed to unsafe products bolstered by misleading reviews, says study Facebook has been accused of failing to stop the sale of fake reviews through its website, more than a month after it was told to crack down on the issue by a UK regulator. An investigation by Which? foundContinue reading “Facebook still flooded with fake reviews, says Which?”

Time: What Is 8chan, and How Is it Related to This Weekend’s Shootings? Here’s What to Know

August 05, 2019 at 07:28PM While speaking about this weekend’s pair of mass shootings, President Donald Trump on Monday referenced one of the shooter’s online activities, and called for better regulation of social media. “We must recognize that the internet has provided a dangerous avenue to radicalize, disturb minds, and perform demented acts,” Trump said.Continue reading “Time: What Is 8chan, and How Is it Related to This Weekend’s Shootings? Here’s What to Know”

Facial recognition… coming to a supermarket near you

August 04, 2019 at 09:00AM The technology is helping to combat crimes police no longer deal with, but its use raises concerns about civil liberties Paul Wilks runs a Budgens supermarket in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Like most retail owners, he’d had problems with shoplifting – largely carried out by a relatively small number of repeat offenders.Continue reading “Facial recognition… coming to a supermarket near you”

Time: Facebook Is Rebranding Instagram As ‘Instagram From Facebook’ in a Surprising and Controversial Move

August 03, 2019 at 02:19PM Facebook plans to attach its name to Instagram and WhatsApp, branding them “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The move is controversial because both of the apps were born outside of Facebook, have very different corporate cultures and have thrived, in part, by having their own identities with consumers.Continue reading “Time: Facebook Is Rebranding Instagram As ‘Instagram From Facebook’ in a Surprising and Controversial Move”

United Airlines CISO Emily Heath joins TC Sessions: Enterprise this September

August 02, 2019 at 09:00PM In an era of massive data breaches, most recently the Capital One fiasco, the risk of a cyberattack and the costly consequences are the top existential threat to corporations big and small. At TechCrunch’s first-ever enterprise-focused event (p.s. early bird sales end August 9), that topic will be front andContinue reading “United Airlines CISO Emily Heath joins TC Sessions: Enterprise this September”

Dasha AI is calling so you don’t have to

August 02, 2019 at 02:31AM While you’d be hard pressed to find any startup not brimming with confidence over the disruptive idea they’re chasing, it’s not often you come across a young company as calmly convinced it’s engineering the future as Dasha AI. The team is building a platform for designing human-like voice interactions toContinue reading “Dasha AI is calling so you don’t have to”

President throws latest wrench in $10B JEDI cloud contract selection process

August 01, 2019 at 10:48PM The $10 billion, decade long JEDI cloud contract drama continues. It’s a process that has been dogged by complaints, regulatory oversight and court cases. Throughout the months long selection process, the Pentagon has repeatedly denied accusations that the contract was somehow written to make Amazon a favored vendor, but todayContinue reading “President throws latest wrench in $10B JEDI cloud contract selection process”

An autonomous robot EV charger is coming to San Francisco

August 01, 2019 at 05:03PM Electric-vehicle chargers today are designed for human drivers. Electrify America and San Francisco-based startup Stable are preparing for the day when humans are no longer behind the wheel. Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over the diesel emissions cheating scandal,Continue reading “An autonomous robot EV charger is coming to San Francisco”

Salesforce closes $15.7B Tableau deal

August 01, 2019 at 02:44PM In an amazingly quick turn-around for a deal of this scope, Salesforce announced today that it has closed the $15.7 billion Tableau deal announced in June. The deal is by far the biggest acquisition in Salesforce history, a company known for being highly acquisitive. A deal of this size usuallyContinue reading “Salesforce closes $15.7B Tableau deal”

Did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Intend To Deceive?

July 28, 2019 at 01:00PM Regulators missed a chance to find out if deceptive practices at Facebook came from the top when they decided to enter into a settlement with Zuckerberg instead of questioning him, an FTC member says. Did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Intend To Deceive?…

Why we should be very scared by the intrusive menace of facial recognition | John Naughton

July 28, 2019 at 07:00AM When even Microsoft starts calling for government regulation, you know the technology is a problem On 18 July, the House of Commons select committee on science and technology published an assessment of the work of the biometrics commissioner and the forensic science regulator. My guess is that most citizens haveContinue reading “Why we should be very scared by the intrusive menace of facial recognition | John Naughton”

Time: Why People Are Getting Money From the Equifax Deal But Not the Facebook Settlement

July 25, 2019 at 11:07PM In the span of just a few days, the federal government announced settlements relating to two massive privacy breaches that occurred over the last few years, fining Facebook $5 billion for mishandling consumer data, and Equifax $575 million for actions related to a data breach that exposed the personal informationContinue reading “Time: Why People Are Getting Money From the Equifax Deal But Not the Facebook Settlement”

Ethyca raises $4.2M to simplify GDPR compliance

July 25, 2019 at 02:05PM GDPR, the European data privacy regulations, have been in effect for over a year, but it’s still a challenge for companies to comply. Ethyca, a New York City startup, has created a solution from the ground up to help customers adhere to the regulations, and today it announced a $4.2Continue reading “Ethyca raises $4.2M to simplify GDPR compliance”

Time: What Will Smart Homes Look Like 10 Years From Now?

July 25, 2019 at 11:18AM It’s 6 A.M., and the alarm clock is buzzing earlier than usual. It’s not a malfunction: the smart clock scanned your schedule and adjusted because you’ve got that big presentation first thing in the morning. Your shower automatically turns on and warms to your preferred 103°F. The electric car isContinue reading “Time: What Will Smart Homes Look Like 10 Years From Now?”

Alibaba to help Salesforce localize and sell in China

July 25, 2019 at 06:55AM Salesforce, the 20-year-old leader in customer relationship management (CRM) tools, is making a foray into Asia by working with one of the country’s largest tech firms, Alibaba. Alibaba will be the exclusive provider of Salesforce to enterprise customers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, and Salesforce will becomeContinue reading “Alibaba to help Salesforce localize and sell in China”

FTC: Facebook’s Zuckerberg Must Give Progress Reports To Regulators

July 24, 2019 at 03:37PM The FTC and Facebook entered a new settlement over privacy violations. CEO Mark Zuckerberg must give quarterly progress reports directly to regulators. Facebook must also pay a $5 billion fine. FTC: Facebook’s Zuckerberg Must Give Progress Reports To Regulators…

Facebook to pay $5bn fine as regulator files Cambridge Analytica complaint

July 24, 2019 at 02:44PM Penalty by US government reflects scale of breach, first reported by the Observer Facebook will pay a record-breaking $5bn penalty in the US for “deceiving” users about their ability to keep personal information private, after a year-long investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data breach. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), theContinue reading “Facebook to pay $5bn fine as regulator files Cambridge Analytica complaint”

Time: Facebook Agrees to Pay Record $5 Billion Settlement in Privacy Investigation

July 24, 2019 at 01:52PM Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into years of privacy violations, a settlement that increases the board of directors’ responsibility for protecting users’ data while changing little about the company’s lucrative advertising business. The agreement, announced Wednesday by the Federal Trade Commission, willContinue reading “Time: Facebook Agrees to Pay Record $5 Billion Settlement in Privacy Investigation”

Time: Justice Department Launches Sweeping Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Companies

July 23, 2019 at 11:32PM The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It comes as a growing number of lawmakers have called for stricter regulation or even breaking up of the big tech companies,Continue reading “Time: Justice Department Launches Sweeping Antitrust Probe of Big Tech Companies”

DOJ Starts Review Of Whether Major Tech Companies Are Too Powerful

July 23, 2019 at 11:19PM The Justice Department says it is launching a wide-ranging antitrust review, without naming the companies. But there have been increasing calls to regulate companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon. DOJ Starts Review Of Whether Major Tech Companies Are Too Powerful…

Facebook data scandal: Site reaches $5bn settlement with regulators over privacy issues

July 12, 2019 at 08:48PM Federal Trade Commission investigated allegations company shared information with Cambridge Analytica Facebook data scandal: Site reaches $5bn settlement with regulators over privacy issues … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook data scandal: Site reaches $5bn settlement with regulators over privacy issues

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces questions from international regulators

June 25, 2019 at 11:26PM Chair of Financial Stability Board says company’s plans could spark closer scrutiny of cryptocurrencies Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is facing increasing skepticism from international regulators days after ambitious plans for it were unveiled by the social media company. On Tuesday, Randal Quarles, chair of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a policyContinue reading “Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces questions from international regulators”