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  • Twitter Accepts Elon Musk’s Buyout Deal

    April 27, 2022

    Twitter’s board has accepted billionaire Elon Musk’s offer of nearly $44 billion to purchase the social media giant, making it a private company with goals of reinstating free speech and enhancing the product with new features including authenticating all humans

  • Elon Musk Takes 9.2% Stake in Twitter

    April 08, 2022

    After taking a poll last month to his 80 million Twitter followers asking whether or not the company adheres to the principles of free speech, Elon Musk took a 9.2% stake in Twitter Inc. to become the platform’s biggest shareholder, leading to a surge in shares.

  • Facebook Allows Posts Urging Violence against Russians

    March 14, 2022

    According to Reuters, Meta Platforms will allow Facebook and Instagram users to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers concerning the Ukraine invasion, changing their hate speech policy.

  • Frederick: Tech Totalitarianism Threatens America

    February 25, 2022

    Former counterterrorism analyst for the Department of Defense, Kara Frederick, writing in The Federalist, warns of Big Tech increasing their control over Americans private lives including undermining First Amendment freedoms in silencing speech, suggesting that if this control continues to grow, America will soon find itself in a similar situation as Canada or China.

  • Texas Sues Facebook over Biometric Data Collection

    February 16, 2022

    The Texas attorney general's office has sued Meta's Facebook, alleging that FB violated state privacy law by collecting biometric data of millions of Texans without their consent.

  • Gregersen: Impact of Schrems II

    January 05, 2022

    Carsten Rhod Gregersen writing for dives into the explaination and consequences of Schrems II, a legal case concerning Facebook’s transfer of personal data from Europe to the United States violating the GDRP.

  • France Rebukes U.S. AI Company for Privacy Breaches

    December 22, 2021

    Clearview AI has been ordered by French data privacy watchdog CNIL to stop collecting and using data from people based in France, an accusation that the U.S. based facial recognition company denies.

  • Reuters: Documents show Amazon’s Attacks on Americans' Privacy

    November 23, 2021

    As states throughout the U.S. attempt to give consumers increased control over their collected data, confidential documents reviewed by Reuters reveal that Inc has collected a huge amount of sensitive personal information on its customers.

  • Google fined $2.8 Billion, Loses Challenge against EU

    November 16, 2021

    Google has lost an appeal against a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) antitrust decision, giving a win to Europe's competition chief in a ruling that is key tin the efforts of the EU push to regulate big tech.

  • Apple Holds Control over States' Digital ID Cards

    November 15, 2021

    According to CNBC, Apple's digital ID card requires tight control for the governments that use them, requiring not only running the platforms, but also hiring managers to handle Apple's requests.

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