Former Facebook exec: We made it as addictive as cigarettes on purpose

Former Facebook exec: We made it as addictive as cigarettes on purpose

At the subcommittee hearing Kendall testified at on Thursday, lawmakers said the spread of misinformation on Facebook could be cause for future government regulation of social media platforms.

Former FTC commissioners call for robust federal privacy law under FTC authority: Senate hearing

Former FTC commissioners call for robust federal privacy law under FTC authority: Senate hearing

Former FTC Commissioners Julie Brill (2010-2016), William Kovacic (2006-2011), Maureen Ohlhausen (2012-2018), and Jon Leibowitz (2009-2013) testified on the urgent need for a federal data privacy law, what it should look like, and which agency should be the governing body.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’

Last week, Apple publicized a study by a consulting firm called Analysis Group showing that the 30 percent commission it charges many apps for the right to appear on iPhones is close to what other platforms charge for distribution.

CEO of Surveillance Firm Banjo Once Helped KKK Leader Shoot Up a Synagogue

CEO of Surveillance Firm Banjo Once Helped KKK Leader Shoot Up a Synagogue

And he took it out and that’s when I proceeded down again in front of the West End Synagogue.” Patton said that Armstrong rolled down the window, “leaned over, kind of back into my lap” — so the shell casings from the pistol wouldn’t shoot out into the street and make the shooter’s fingerprints easily identifiable — “and let out a little bit less than, I’d say, ten rounds” into the building.

Chelsea Manning is Sacrificing her Freedom to Defend Freedom of the Press

Chelsea Manning is Sacrificing her Freedom to Defend Freedom of the Press

By refusing to testify before this grand jury, Chelsea Manning has made a more principled stand for freedom of the press than Judith Miller could have ever hoped to.

Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input

Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input

“We acknowledge that we have made mistakes in the past, from which we have learned, and improved our robust privacy program,” Google chief privacy officer Keith Enright will say in written testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee.