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In healthcare these days, ‘There’s an app for that’… unless you really need it

In healthcare these days, ‘There’s an app for that’… unless you really need it Sarah Lisker Contributor Share on Twitter Sarah Lisker is a Program Manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. She manages SOLVE Health Tech, which bridges private sector innovation with public health expertise to make digital […]

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How US national security agencies hold the internet hostage

How US national security agencies hold the internet hostage Team Telecom, a shadowy US national security unit tasked with protecting America’s telecommunications systems, is delaying plans by Google, Facebook and other tech companies for the next generation of international fiber optic cables. Team Telecom comprises representatives from the departments of Defense, Homeland […]

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Facebook accused of contradicting itself on claims about platform policy violations

Facebook accused of contradicting itself on claims about platform policy violations Prepare your best * unsurprised face *: Facebook is being accused of contradicting itself in separate testimonies made on both sides of the Atlantic. The chair of a UK parliamentary committee which spent the lion’s share of last year investigating online […]

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Congressional testimony reveals some faults in Facebook’s digital currency plans

Congressional testimony reveals some faults in Facebook’s digital currency plans As Facebook continues to lay the foundation for getting some of the world’s largest payment processing and technology companies a seat at the global monetary policy table, the company faces significant obstacles to enacting its plans from both sides of the Congressional […]

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Facebook’s regulation dodge: Let us, or China will

Facebook’s regulation dodge: Let us, or China will Facebook is leaning on fears of China exporting its authoritarian social values to counter arguments that it should be broken up or slowed down. Its top executives have each claimed that if the U.S. limits its size, blocks its acquisitions, or bans its cryptocurrency, […]

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Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data security

Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data security A Swiss regulatory agency that Facebook executive David Marcus said in Congressional testimony would be responsible for overseeing data and privacy protections for the company’s newly launched cryptocurrency, Libra, has not been contacted by Facebook, according to […]

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Daily Crunch: Facebook and Libra go to Washington

Daily Crunch: Facebook and Libra go to Washington The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Highlights from Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing David Marcus, the head […]

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Highlights from Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing

Highlights from Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing Facebook will only build its own Calibra cryptocurrency wallet into Messenger and Whatsapp, and will refuse to embed competing wallets, the head of Calibra David Marcus told the Senate Banking Committee today. Calibra will be interoperable so users can send money back and forth with other […]

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UK Facebook users now have a tool to report scam ads

UK Facebook users now have a tool to report scam ads Facebook has launched a tool for UK users to report ads they suspect of being scams. The feature can be accessed by clicking the three dots in the top right corner of each ad on Facebook, then selecting ‘Report ad’, then ‘Misleading or […]

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Snap turns to search giant Baidu to court Chinese advertisers

Snap turns to search giant Baidu to court Chinese advertisers Two years have passed since Snap Inc first struck a deal with Baidu that authorized China’s largest search engine to be a reseller of Snapchat ads for companies in Greater China as well as Japan and South Korea, where Baidu runs a […]

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