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Google defends its partnership with Facebook, denies states’ claim of anticompetitive advantage

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images) Google on Sunday disputed claims......

Facebook says starts process of appointing Turkey representative

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FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Illustration ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday it had started the process of appointing a legal entity as a local representative in Turkey in compliance with a new......

WhatsApp delays privacy update over user ‘confusion’ and backlash about Facebook data sharing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images WhatsApp has delayed a privacy policy update that caused confusion and backlash among users over fears it could mean broader data sharing with the messaging app’s owner Facebook. “We’ve heard from so many......

YouTube stands alone as other social media providers race to deplatform Trump

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube. Michael Newberg | CNBC When it comes to social media and President Trump, one company’s actions have stood out: YouTube. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, President Trump gave a speech that some followers took as a......

Facebook will temporarily stop showing ads for gun accessories and military gear.

New York Times
Facebook will temporarily stop showing ads that “promote weapon accessories and protective equipment in the U.S. at least through Jan. 22,” two days after Inauguration Day, according to a statement by the company. The social media platform had been showing ads for military equipment, like body armor and gun holsters,......

Facebook blocks creation of new events near White House and Capitol buildings amid inauguration security concerns

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Just days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Facebook announced on Friday that it is no longer allowing people to create new events near the White House, U.S. Capitol or any state capitol buildings until after Inauguration Day.  Facebook will......

Facebook blocks creation of new events near White House and Capitol buildings amid inauguration security concerns

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Just days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Facebook announced on Friday that it is no longer allowing people to create new events near the White House, U.S. Capitol or any state capitol buildings until after Inauguration Day.  Facebook will......

Facebook blocks users from creating new events near White House, Capitol and state houses

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook’s logo displayed on a phone screen and keyboard. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook said Friday it will block the creation of new Facebook events happening near the White House, the U.S. Capitol building and state capitol......

Bumble IPO filing warns Apple privacy changes could harm its business

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Founder and CEO of Bumble Whitney Wolfe Vivien Killilea | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Online dating app company Bumble said in its IPO filing on Friday that changes like Apple‘s upcoming privacy updates could hurt its business. Bumble......

WhatsApp to delay launch of new business features after privacy backlash

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FILE PHOTO: The Whatsapp logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp is delaying the roll out of new business features following user backlash over the company’s data sharing practices. The delay is a setback for......

Op-ed: The surest way to end corporate America’s love affair with money in politics

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Reuters Somewhere at the intersection of media and politics, violence has grown in the Grand Old Party. And......

How IBM influences policy without spending big money on election campaigns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc.......

After Barring Trump, Facebook and Twitter Face Scrutiny About Inaction Abroad

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LONDON — In Sri Lanka and Myanmar, Facebook kept up posts that it had been warned contributed to violence. In India, activists have urged the company to combat posts by political figures targeting Muslims. And in Ethiopia, groups pleaded for the social network to block hate speech after hundreds were......

Online clothing reseller Poshmark jumps more than 130% as it begins trading

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images Shares of online clothing reseller Poshmark popped more than 130% in the company’s market debut Thursday. The stock began trading at $97.50 per share. On Wednesday, Poshmark priced its IPO at $42 a......

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey admits internet companies have too much power and praises bitcoin as a model to change that

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey testifies remotely during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing ‘Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior’, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 28, 2020. Greg Nash | Pool |......

Homebound families are spending more time and money on pets, Zoetis CEO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pet ownership rates rose during the coronavirus pandemic, creating a strong growth driver for the animal industry overall, Zoetis CEO Kristin Peck told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday. As Americans began spending more time at home last year, pet adoptions......

Facebook is removing flyers promoting more violence from its services

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Facebook on Wednesday said it is aware that calls for violence “have been high” since the......

Capitol riot reaction: Corporations and the future of political donations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of U.S. Capitol Police try to fend off a mob of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump as one of them tries to use a flag like a spear as the supporters storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington,......

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