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Facebook let select companies have “special access” to user data, per report

Enlarge (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Facebook maintained secret deals with a handful of companies, allowing them to gain "special access to user records," long after it cut off most developers' access to such user data back in 2015, according to … Continue reading

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Facebook, Instagram Lack Transparency on Government-Ordered Content Removal Amid Unprecedented Demands to Censor User Speech, EFF's Annual Who Has Your Back Report Shows

Apple App Store, Google Play Store, YouTube Among the Best at Informing Users About the Number of, and Reasons for, Content Takedowns San Francisco, California — Facing increased demands from governments to remove user content, purportedly in the name of … Continue reading

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visiting a website without buying through it binds user to arbitration for offline purchase, court finds

Himber v. Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., 2018 WL 2304770, No. 16-CV-5001(JS) (E.D.N.Y. May 21, 2018)In this decision, the court compels arbitration because the plaintiff had (1) previously purchased tickets from Live Nation’s website and, perhaps more surprisingly, independently because he … Continue reading

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Advocacy Groups Push Tech Companies To Be More Transparent and Accountable About Censoring User Content

“EFF, ACLU of Northern California, Center for Democracy & Technology, New America’s Open Technology Institute, and a group of academic experts and free expression advocates today released the Santa Clara Principles, a set of minimum standards for tech companies to … Continue reading

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"One 23-year-old [Grindr] user told me that the only places he can find gay men are clubs and Grindr, and both are hyper-sexualized."

"The cultures of both intimidate him. According to [John Pachankis, an LGBTQ mental health expert at the Yale School of Public Health], gay culture is often 'status-focused, competitive, hierarchical, and exclusionary.' He explains that these traits are common among men … Continue reading

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