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India shuts down internet once again, this time in Assam and Meghalaya

India shuts down internet once again, this time in Assam and Meghalaya India maintained a shutdown of the internet in the states of Assam and Meghalaya on Friday, now into 36 hours, to control protests over a controversial and far-reaching new citizen rule. The shutdown of the internet in Assam and Meghalaya, […]

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Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights

Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights Human rights charity Amnesty International is the latest to call for reform of surveillance capitalism — blasting the business models of “surveillance giants” Facebook and Google in a new report which warns the pair’s market dominating platforms […]

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Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns

Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns A report by campaign group Avaaz examining how Facebook’s platform is being used to spread hate speech in the Assam region of North East India suggests the company is once again failing to prevent its platform […]

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Meet Facebook’s latest fake

Meet Facebook’s latest fake Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a 35-year-old billionaire who keeps refusing to sit in front of international parliamentarians to answer questions about his ad business’ impact on democracy and human rights around the world, has a new piece of accountability theatre to sell you: An “Oversight Board“. Not of […]

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Venezuela is losing a generation of tech talent to its humanitarian crisis

Venezuela is losing a generation of tech talent to its humanitarian crisis The escalating crisis in Venezuela has seen sky-high hyperinflation, widespread hunger and a large-scale exodus out of the country. The desperate circumstances have led to more than three million Venezuelans leaving the country for a better life. According to recent […]

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Shiok Meats takes the cultured meat revolution to the seafood aisle with plans for cultured shrimp

Shiok Meats takes the cultured meat revolution to the seafood aisle with plans for cultured shrimp Rising consumer interest in alternative proteins and meat replacements has brought hundreds of millions of dollars to companies trying to grow or replace beef or chicken, but few companies have turned their attention to developing seafood […]

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The “splinternet” is already here

The “splinternet” is already here Keith Wright Contributor Share on Twitter Keith Wright is a Villanova School of Business instructor of Accounting and Information Systems, founder of Simplicity On-Demand LLC and former Senior Vice President for Global Sales Operations for SAP. There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and […]

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Showing the power of startup women’s health brands, P&G buys This is L

Showing the power of startup women’s health brands, P&G buys This is L The P&G acquisition of This is L., a startup retailer of period products and prophylactics, shows just how profitable investing in women’s healthcare brands and products can be. A person with knowledge of the investment put the price tag at […]

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Facebook removes hundreds of accounts linked to fake news group in Indonesia

Facebook removes hundreds of accounts linked to fake news group in Indonesia Facebook said it has removed hundreds of Facebook and Instagram counts with links to an organization that peddled fake news. The world’s fourth largest country with a population of over 260 million, Indonesia is in election year alongside Southeast Asia […]

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Mark Zuckerberg is “proud” of how Facebook handled its scandals this year

Mark Zuckerberg is “proud” of how Facebook handled its scandals this year After the year Mark Zuckerberg’s had, you’d think he’d struggle to appear so chipper. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made,” he said in an end-of-year note posted on his Facebook page for everyone to see. Acknowledging that the social […]

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