Samuel Lengen · TIME · University of Virginia / The Conversation

Time: How Much Your Data Is Worth to Tech Companies? Lawmakers Want Answers

July 19, 2019 at 08:07PM New proposed legislation by U.S. senators Mark R. Warner and Josh Hawley seeks to protect privacy by forcing tech companies to disclose the “true value” of their data to users. Specifically, companies with more than 100 million users would have to provide each user with an assessment of the financial… Continue reading Time: How Much Your Data Is Worth to Tech Companies? Lawmakers Want Answers

Madeline Fitzgerald · TIME

Time: Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries

July 18, 2019 at 08:39PM Some users opening their Instagram apps will notice a difference in the popular social media site. The number of likes, typically displayed under users’ posts will no longer be visible. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, announced on Wednesday that some users in seven countries will not be able to… Continue reading Time: Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries

Nadia Suleman · TIME

Time: Apple Teases 230 New Emoji in Celebration of World Emoji Day

July 17, 2019 at 09:41PM July 17 marks World Emoji Day and in celebration, Apple teased a set of new emoji it will release with the next iOS update, 13.0, this fall. As July 17 is the date shown on the calendar emoji, it’s only fitting. Emoji have gone beyond being a simple way to… Continue reading Time: Apple Teases 230 New Emoji in Celebration of World Emoji Day

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Time: E.U. Investigates Amazon Over Use of Retailer Info To Gain Competitive Edge

July 17, 2019 at 02:23PM (BRUSSELS) — The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to more closely regulate big tech companies, saying Wednesday it was investigating whether U.S. online giant Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an illegal edge when selling its own products. EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager… Continue reading Time: E.U. Investigates Amazon Over Use of Retailer Info To Gain Competitive Edge

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Time: Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan to Face Questions by Congress

July 16, 2019 at 02:28PM (WASHINGTON) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. Congress begins two days of hearings Tuesday on the currency planned… Continue reading Time: Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan to Face Questions by Congress