Hawley Reveals Existence of Coordination Tool Used By Big Tech Firms to Censor Users & Facebook Tool to Covertly Track Users Across Internet

Hawley Reveals Existence of Coordination Tool Used By Big Tech Firms to Censor Users & Facebook Tool to Covertly Track Users Across Internet

Senator Hawley also revealed an internal tool used by Facebook to track the actions of users across the internet that was previously believed to be private.Senator Hawley questioned the CEOs on whether Facebook used the Tasks platform to coordinate in their censorship of users.

Internet freedom under attack by Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritan’s Act

Internet freedom under attack by Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritan’s Act

The “Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritan’s Act” has been introduced to the US Senate and would do away with legislation that has become a cornerstone of internet freedom and the success of American internet companies.

U.S. lawmaker says any COVID-19 contact tracing tech should be voluntary and limited

U.S. lawmaker says any COVID-19 contact tracing tech should be voluntary and limited

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Edward Markey, a Democrat and online privacy advocate, said in a letter released Wednesday that any digital coronavirus contact tracing should be voluntary, transparent and collect only the information needed to identify who might be at risk of contracting the respiratory ailment that has killed more than 45,000 people in the United States.

Facebook fails to convince lawmakers it needs to track your location at all times

Facebook fails to convince lawmakers it needs to track your location at all times

Facebook acknowledged it also targets ads based on the limited location information it receives when users turn off or limit tracking.Facebook doesn't allow users to turn off location-based ads, although it does allow users to block Facebook from collecting their precise location, the company wrote.

Facebook and Google could be forced to tell you how much your data is worth under new US legislation

Facebook and Google could be forced to tell you how much your data is worth under new US legislation

That's the question US senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley want answered by introducing a bill on Monday that, if successful, would require big tech companies to disclose to individual users the value of their information.

GOP senator announces bill to block companies from tracking online activity

GOP senator announces bill to block companies from tracking online activity

on Monday announced he will introduce legislation that would block internet companies from tracking users' activity online by creating a so-called Do Not Track list.

Why a Republican senator wants the FTC to throw the book at Facebook

Why a Republican senator wants the FTC to throw the book at Facebook

While the Republicans could push through a relatively lenient offer along partisan lines, doing so could come with heavy political costs for the agency, since it would expose them to attacks that the Republican majority is soft on misbehaving technology companies.

Google Exec Finally Admits to Congress That They're Tracking Us Even with 'Location' Turned Off

Google Exec Finally Admits to Congress That They're Tracking Us Even with 'Location' Turned Off

"So the consumer cannot meaningfully opt out," Hawley shot back, reiterating the fact that the phone is still communicating and sending information to Google even when the phone is not in use and Location Services are turned off.

New privacy bill would give parents an ‘Eraser Button’ and ban ads targeting children

New privacy bill would give parents an ‘Eraser Button’ and ban ads targeting children

If approved, the changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) would codify a set of parental controls and ban targeted advertising to young minors.