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For the First Time, Facebook Spells Out What it Forbids

For the First Time, Facebook Spells Out What it Forbids

By Barbara Ortutay | Apr 24
If you've ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you're in luck.

SunTrust Warns 1.5 Million Clients of Potential Data Theft

SunTrust Warns 1.5 Million Clients of Potential Data Theft

Apr 23
SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft.

Facebook Introducing More Privacy Safeguards

Facebook Introducing More Privacy Safeguards

By Danica Kirka | Apr 22
Facebook is enhancing privacy safeguards for users around the world as it complies with new European rules designed to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data.

Maryland Bill Seeks Transparency in Online Political Ads

Maryland Bill Seeks Transparency in Online Political Ads

By Brian Witte | Apr 22
In the wake of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Maryland is close to enacting a law that some experts say would set a new standard for how states deal with foreign interference in local elections.

Teachers Use Social Media in U.S. Uprisings, Fight for Funding

Teachers Use Social Media in U.S. Uprisings, Fight for Funding

By Melissa Daniels | Apr 22
Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online. Their Facebook groups draw tens of thousands of members. They share stories of their frustrations and then they demand change.

Audit Clears Facebook Despite Cambridge Analytica Leaks

Audit Clears Facebook Despite Cambridge Analytica Leaks

By Barbara Ortutay | Apr 21
An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users.

Cell Phones, Biometrics Fuel Jump in Bank Account Ownership

Cell Phones, Biometrics Fuel Jump in Bank Account Ownership

By Ken Sweet | Apr 21
Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now has some form of a bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to by the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts.

Amazon Reveals Its Prime Service Has 100 Million Members

Amazon Reveals Its Prime Service Has 100 Million Members

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 21
Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire.

 Russia Takes Heavy Hand to Internet to Block Messaging App

Russia Takes Heavy Hand to Internet to Block Messaging App

By Nataliya Vasilyeva and Frances Ebel | Apr 20
Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed - and so far unsuccessful - attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram.

Waze Causing LA Traffic Headaches, City Council Member Says

Waze Causing LA Traffic Headaches, City Council Member Says

By Christopher Weber | Apr 20
Los Angeles should consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the traffic navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes, a city council member said.

Amazon Brings Fitting Room Home with Prime Wardrobe

Amazon Brings Fitting Room Home with Prime Wardrobe

By Joseph Pisani | Apr 19
Prime Wardrobe, which sends a box of fashions to try before you pay, basically bringing the fitting room home. It ships up to eight items and users are charged for whatever they don't send back.

BuzzFeed Publishes Exposé on 'Gay Sex for Rent' Facebook Groups

BuzzFeed Publishes Exposé on 'Gay Sex for Rent' Facebook Groups

Apr 18
BuzzFeed is publishing a multi-part report exposé exploring the way in which Facebook allegedly facilitates landlords offering young men rooms in exchange for sex.

US, UK Say Russia Targets Internet Hardware for Espionage

US, UK Say Russia Targets Internet Hardware for Espionage

By Frank Bajak | Apr 18
Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage.

UK Academic Says Data Firm Helped Trump Campaign Spread Fear

UK Academic Says Data Firm Helped Trump Campaign Spread Fear

By Danica Kirka | Apr 18
A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump's presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states.

Web's Inventor Discusses Digital Monopolies, Privacy Threats

Web's Inventor Discusses Digital Monopolies, Privacy Threats

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 17
Tim Berners-Lee gave away the technology that he used to invent the World Wide Web, so it's not surprising that he's worried about the current state of the internet as Google, Facebook and Amazon become increasingly dominant in the digital world.

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