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Facebook

Facebook to End Targeted Ads Built With 3rd-Party Data Mining

Facebook is phasing out the advertising tool in an effort to protect users' privacy, amid criticism over the Cambridge Analytica data abuse scandal.
Facebook

Facebook Denies Collecting Call and SMS Data Without Permission

Android users are apparently giving the social network permission to collect this data.
Work-Life Balance

South Korea Is Turning Off PCs to Stop People Working Late

The experiment starts March 30, but by May all Seoul government employees will have their PCs turned off at 7 p.m. on Fridays.
Facebook

Mozilla Pulls Facebook Ads Over Privacy Flap

The Cambridge Analytica controversy triggered the Firefox developer to press Facebook to change its default privacy settings for app permissions.
Instagram

Instagram Promises to Quit Putting Old Posts Atop Your Feed

Instagram isn't switching back to a chronological feed, but the company is planning to roll out some changes to 'ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed.'
Self-Driving Cars

Police Release Footage From Fatal Uber Self-Driving Car Crash

Police in Tempe, Ariz., are still investigating the collision, which killed a 49-year-old woman crossing the road at night.
Netflix

To Save Some Cash, Netflix Developed Its Own Font

Dubbed Netflix Sans, the font will reportedly replace the similar Gotham font the streaming giant currently uses, and possibly save it a few million per year.
Online Privacy

Until We Ban Data Brokers, Online Privacy Is a Pipe Dream

Facebook is only the first of a wave of artificial intelligence that will seek to manipulate us. To stop them, we need to stop them from sharing data.
Facebook

I'm Stuck in the Facebook Trap

Facebook is destroying us through a diet of noise and anger. But it doesn't need to be subject to regulation: it needs a conscience.
Uber

Self-Driving Uber Vehicle Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Arizona

The Uber vehicle was operating in autonomous mode with a human behind the wheel in Tempe, Arizona, when the incident occurred overnight.
Cryptocurrency

Government Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scammers

The defendants allegedly claimed they could turn the equivalent of around $100 into $80,000 in a month. In reality, most victims weren't even able to recoup their initial investment.
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