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After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone.

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German court rules that ad blockers are legal

Germany's Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a case brought by media giant Axel Springer seeking to ban a popular application that blocks online advertising, in a landmark ruling that deals a blow to the publishing industry.

dateApr 19, 2018 in Internet
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When our view of the world is distorted by algorithms

Algorithms are used to personalize our newsfeed on social media. But the risk is that the points of view we are presented with become increasingly limited and extreme. EPFL researchers have developed a solution that would ...

dateApr 19, 2018 in Internet
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Pacquiao to launch own cryptocurrency

Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he would launch a cryptocurrency to connect with fans, but also backed the regulation of virtual currencies.

dateApr 18, 2018 in Internet
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Quebec wary of bitcoin gold rush

At the site of a former cocoa factory in Canada's Quebec province, tiny holes punctured in the walls of a warehouse allow fresh air to cool thousands of whirring processors connected by a tangle of wires.

dateApr 18, 2018 in Internet
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Facebook CEO didn't have all the answers for Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users. But while ...

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