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‘The problem is Facebook,’ lawmakers from nine countries tell Zuckerberg’s accountability stand-in

A grand committee of international parliamentarians empty-chaired Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing earlier today, after the Facebook founder snubbed repeat invitations to face questions about malicious,

Facebook policy VP Richard Allan to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t

An unprecedented international grand committee comprising 22 representatives from seven parliaments will meet in London next week to put questions to Facebook about the online fake news crisis and the
Google’s News Initiative heads to APAC with grants of up to $300K for media orgs

Google’s News Initiative heads to APAC with grants of up to $300K for media orgs

Google is expanding its efforts to support media to Asia-Pacific after the search giant brought its Google News Initiative to the region. Known as GNI, the program is designed to “help quality

How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good

A ruling in late October against a little-known French adtech firm that popped up on the national data watchdog’s website earlier this month is causing ripples of excitement to run through privacy
Out of Print: Glamour Is the Next Magazine to Go Strictly Digital

Out of Print: Glamour Is the Next Magazine to Go Strictly Digital

It’s the end of an era—or perhaps, the beginning of one. Following the path of fellow Condé Nast publication Teen Vogue, Glamour will be the next imprint to go exclusively digital, with the New York
BBC in row over blurring cleavage of interviewee in Kenya

BBC in row over blurring cleavage of interviewee in Kenya

BBC documentary was edited because of concerns over watershed rules in Africa, say bossesBBC bosses have become embroiled in a bizarre internal row over the censoring of women’s bodies after blurring
Prince William tells tech leaders: do more to counter cyberbullying

Prince William tells tech leaders: do more to counter cyberbullying

Duke of Cambridge accuses social media firms of being on the back foot over challengesThe Duke of Cambridge has called on the world’s leading social media companies to “reject the false choice of
Why millennials' money diaries are a media phenomenon

Why millennials' money diaries are a media phenomenon

Viral stories about spending habits often hide the real structural problems faced by young people“I earn 40k and live at home, but I still need my parents to bail me out each month,” reads the viral
Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

Facebook bug let websites read ‘likes’ and interests from a user’s profile

Facebook has fixed a bug that let any website pull information from a user’s profile — including their ‘likes’ and interests — without that user’s knowledge. That’s the findings from Ron Masas, a
Katharine Viner: 'The Guardian's reader funding model is working. It's inspiring'

Katharine Viner: 'The Guardian's reader funding model is working. It's inspiring'

The Guardian’s editor-in-chief reflects on the state of media today and explains how the support of one million readers has enabled us to report and investigate the most important stories of our time
Donna Zuckerberg: ‘Social media has elevated misogyny to new levels of violence’

Donna Zuckerberg: ‘Social media has elevated misogyny to new levels of violence’

When the academic, sister of Mark Zuckerberg, began exploring online antifeminism, she discovered far-right men’s groups were using classical antiquity to support their viewsDonna Zuckerberg didn’t

Facebook is facing an EU data probe over fake ads

The UK’s privacy watchdog has asked Facebook’s lead EU regulator to look into ongoing data protection concerns about its ad platform — including how its platform is being used to target and spread

Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog

The UK’s data watchdog has warned that Facebook must overhaul its privacy-hostile business model or risk burning user trust for good. Comments she made today have also raised questions over the
Bots Distorted the 2016 Election. Will the Midterms Be a Sequel?

Bots Distorted the 2016 Election. Will the Midterms Be a Sequel?

Tiffany Olson Kleemann Contributor Tiffany Olson Kleemann is the chief executive officer of Distil Networks. She formerly served in executive roles at Symantec and FireEye and was deputy chief of
'Is our life just worth a photo?': the tragic death of a couple in Yosemite

'Is our life just worth a photo?': the tragic death of a couple in Yosemite

More than 10,000 Instagram fans followed Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath’s travels. But their mysterious death raises concerns about selfie culture From the Grand Canyon to the California
Flickr to delete millions of photos as it reduces allowance for free users

Flickr to delete millions of photos as it reduces allowance for free users

Photo-sharing site to limit free storage to 1,000 images as part of revamp under new ownersFlickr is to delete millions of photos from the internet, as its new owners attempt to sustain the
Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service — thanks to GDPR

Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service — thanks to GDPR

An app that the UK’s governing party launched last year — for Conservative Party activists to gamify, ‘socialize’ and co-ordinate their campaigning activity — has been quietly pulled from app stores.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LAUNCHES STARSTRUCK, A CELEBRATION OF SPACE ACROSS ITS LOBAL NETWORKS, MAGAZINES, BOOKS AND MORE

Starstruck Kicks Off With Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Series MARS and Fifth Season of Emmy-Nominated Series STARTALK With Neil deGrasse Tyson Event to Also Include Two New Specials: MARS:

Tool up for the midterms with this Facebook junk news aggregator

With the US midterms fast approaching purveyors of online disinformation are very busy indeed spreading their hyper-partisan junk on Facebook . Their goal: Skewing democratic outcomes by putting out
UK and Canada unite to demand Mark Zuckerberg answers questions

UK and Canada unite to demand Mark Zuckerberg answers questions

Joint hearing will try to force Facebook chief to appear over Cambridge Analytica scandalThe UK and Canadian parliaments are joining forces in an attempt to force Mark Zuckerberg to answer their