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Free speech debate in New Zealand after mosque slayer’s manifesto banned

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New Zealand’s chief censor has banned mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant’s white supremacist manifesto, as well as videos of his violent rampage. The bans have ignited a debate over free speech in the grieving country. Chief censor David Shanks declared the killer’s 80-page manifesto – entitled ‘The Great Replacement’ – “objectionable” on Saturday, and ordered anyone Read More

Facebook staff 'flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought'

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Facebook employees raised concerns about Cambridge Analytica’s data-scraping practices three months earlier than thought, according to US court documents. A US-based employee warned colleagues about the activity in September 2015. Facebook had said it previously discovered the improper sharing of data on 87 million people three months later, in December 2015. The firm said the Read More

#ICYMI: Does mosque massacre livestream show we need online censorship to save us from ourselves?

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Perhaps one of the most shocking elements of the livestreaming of a mosque massacre by a racist lunatic in New Zealand was just how many people went online to watch it. Facebook took down the video of the killing spree millions of times, and YouTube says it was removing one copy every second. It’s clear Read More

EU lawmakers to vote on copyright overhaul next Tuesday

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU lawmakers will vote next Tuesday on whether to endorse an overhaul of the bloc’s two-decade old copyright rules as Google and internet activists stepped up their criticism of a requirement to install copyright filters. FILE PHOTO: Google Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker appears before the House Intelligence Committee Read More

Trump announces pick for U.S. chief technology officer

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Ride-hailing firm Uber will list on the New York Stock Exchange, according to reports, in one of the most anticipated stock debuts of the year. The decision to opt for the Wall Street exchange over the tech-heavy Nasdaq was first reported by Bloomberg, citing sources. It comes as smaller, ride-shari Using popular Health apps Read More

Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

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The passwords of millions of Facebook users were accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, it has been reported. Security researcher Brian Krebs broke the news about data protection failures, which saw up to 600 million passwords stored in plain text. The passwords that were exposed could date back to 2012, he Read More

Health apps pose 'unprecedented' privacy risks

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Using popular Health apps could mean private information about Medical conditions is not kept confidential, researchers warn. Of 24 Health apps in the BMJ study, 19 shared user data with companies, including Facebook, Google and Amazon. It warns this could then be passed on to other organisations such as credit agencies or used to target Read More

Uber 'picks New York Stock Exchange' for stock listing

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Ride-hailing firm Uber will list on the New York Stock Exchange, according to reports, in one of the most anticipated stock debuts of the year. The decision to opt for the Wall Street exchange over the tech-heavy Nasdaq was first reported by Bloomberg, citing sources. It comes as smaller, ride-sharing rival Lyft prepares to list Read More

NYSE wins Uber, Pinterest listings: sources

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc and Pinterest, two of the highest profile internet companies planning to go public this year, have picked the New York Stock Exchange as the venue for their stock listings, according to sources familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A Pinterest banner hangs on the facade of the New Read More