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Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Users’ Data, Documents Show

Emails and other internal Facebook documents released by a British parliamentary committee show how the social media giant gave favored companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Netflix special access to users’ data.

Apple’s Deal With Google Is a Two-Way Street

Both companies have long preferred to be vague on the details of their arrangement in which Google pays Apple to be the default search

How to influence campaigns: Take inexperienced staffers, stir in a small amount of money

Democratic group Priorities USA is trying to improve the way Democrats compete digitally in elections.

DOJ Requires Sinclair and 5 Other Broadcast TV Companies to Terminate and Refrain from Unlawful Sharing of Competitively Sensitive Information

The Department of Justice announced that it has reached a settlement with six broadcast television companies — Sinclair, Raycom Media, Tribune Media Company, Meredith Corporation, Griffin Communications, and Dreamcatcher Broadcasting — to resolve

Sens Markey, Udall, Blumenthal Call for FTC Investigation into Manipulative Marketing in Children’s Apps

Sens Ed Markey (D-MA), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into new evidence of manipulative marketing practices in apps directed at children.

Sinclair Settles with Justice Department Over Sharing Ad-Sales Information

Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to a settlement with the Justice Department over the sharing of information between television-station owners that raised antitrust concerns. Sinclair said (there's been no announcement from the Department of Ju

UK's Information Commissioner’s Office Finds Cambridge Analytica and Brexit Financier Misused Private Data

Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office, which has been investigating the misuse of personal data by political campaigns, found that defunct political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica violated British law when it used improperly harvested F

Who paid for that political ad in your Facebook feed? It's not always easy to figure out

Who was trying to influence your vote in the midterm elections?

Sens Warner, Klobuchar Urge Zuckerberg to Address Loopholes in Facebook’s Ads Transparency Tool

Sens Mark Warner (D-VA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), authors of the Honest Ads Act, urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to address significant apparent loopholes in Facebook’s ads transparency tool.