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News of the Week; December 25, 2019

DIGITAL FTC Rules Political Ad Marketing Firm Cambridge Analytica Deceived Facebook Users FTC Approves Final Settlement Agreements Concerning Collection of Facebook Data Facebook vs. the FTC: It’s Not Over Till It’s Over 267 Million Names And Phone Numbers Leaked Online – And They’re All From Facebook Facebook removes accounts with AI-generated profile photos Facebook is […]

News of the Week; December 18, 2019

DIGITAL People who are given correct information still misremember it to fit their own beliefs: “What we have had in lieu of a well-informed citizenry is what might be termed a  myth – the myth of the attentive public.” Can fact-checkers save Taiwan from a flood of Chinese fake news? Change to Chinese university’s charter […]

News of the Week; December 11, 2019

DIGITAL American WeChat Users Getting Banned For Celebrating Hong Kong Election Results TikTok settles children’s data lawsuit one day after it was filed The USA is investigating social media app TikTok – what does this mean for social media platforms & transparency? TikTok CEO Cancels Capitol Hill Meetings Amid Investigation Into Chinese Surveillance, Censorship TikTok […]

News of the Week; December 4, 2019

DIGITAL China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West: Beijing’s pursuit of control over a Muslim ethnic group pushes the rules of science and raises questions about consent. Ukraine condemns Apple for calling Crimea part of Russia in its apps Apple ‘looking at how it handles borders’ after Crimea map controversy Apple […]

News of the Week; November 27, 2019

DIGITAL Surprised about Mark Zuckerberg’s secret meeting with Trump? Don’t be Facebook and Twitter data was exposed to developers through app store bug Facebook is building an Instagram-style Close Friends feature: ‘Favorites’ sorts your actual friends from your Facebook acquaintances Instagram Campaign Use Grows — But What Could The Removal Of Likes Mean For Creators? […]

News of the Week; November 20, 2019

DIGITAL TikTok Head Says He’s “Quite Optimistic” About U.S. National Security Probe TikTok Hits 1.5 Billion Total Downloads, Driven By Explosive Growth In India TikTok Taps In Social Shopping Tools, Letting (Some) Users Add Buy Links To Bios And Videos Federal Court Short-Circuits Voltage Pictures’ Canadian File Sharing Class Action Copyright Lawsuit Strategy (Michael Geist) […]

News of the Week; November 13, 2019

DIGITAL India Is Stifling Kashmir Journalists And Twitter Is Helping Get The Job Done Insider Threats: DOJ Says Twitter Employees Spied On User Accounts For Saudi Arabia Hong Kong Court Hands Down Protest-Targeting Order Banning Online Content That ‘Incites Violence’ Did a UK Judge Just “Break the Internet”? Stay Tuned re the TuneIn Decision UK […]

News of the Week; November 6, 2019

DIGITAL Twitter will ban political ads, Jack Dorsey announces Man Sues Twitter For $1 Billion Claiming His Account’s Suspension Violated His Right To Worship President Trump As A Demigod Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Announces New Ban On Political Ads, Takes Shot At Facebook Twitter Bans Political Ads – Doing What Broadcasters are Forbidden to Do […]

News of the Week; October 30, 2019

DIGITAL G/O Media Is Fighting Its Staff Over ‘Objectively Bad’ Autoplay Ads: Deadspin, Gizmodo, and Jezebel have been inundated with sound-on ads that the rest of the internet killed a decade ago. What happened when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came face to face with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Zuckerberg faces heat in Congress: “It’s almost like you think […]

News of the Week; October 23, 2019

DIGITAL Privacy bill would give FTC actual authority, land lying executives in jail: CEOs won’t consider privacy until they face “personal consequences,” Wyden said. FTC Announces Settlement Over Fake Followers Fake Reviews and Fake Followers: FTC Cracks Down on Deceptive Online Posting Mark Zuckerberg Still Doesn’t Get It Zuckerberg doubles down on free speech—the Facebook […]