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CNET NewsAug 23, 2019
Facebook's Libra backers reportedly looking to cut ties with cryptocurrency - CNET
Concerns about Facebook's digital currency keep piling up.

Members of Facebook's 'Crypto Mafia' Reportedly Getting Cold Feet About Libra Currency (SlashDot)

Washington Post TechAug 23, 2019
YouTube disables more than 200 channels for inauthentic activity around Hong Kong protests
Google announced Thursday it had taken down 210 channels on YouTube after discovering they "behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos" related to the protests in Hong Kong, an effort that the tech giant linked to recent, Chinese-backed operations on Facebook and Twitter.

YouTube pulls hundreds of channels tied to Hong Kong influence campaign (Engadget)

GizmodoAug 23, 2019
Judge Pauses Roll Out of Facebook's 'Clear History' Tool Over Fears of Evidence Destruction
Facebook showed its whole snooping ass last year during the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Mark Zuckerberg promptly promised to deliver users a tool that would give them some more power over how their data is used. Over a year later, and Facebook is finally beginning to roll out such a feature, but a state judge in…


Yahoo Tech - Apple MacAug 23, 2019
Cathay flight attendant says fired over Facebook posts on HK protests
A flight attendant on Friday accused Cathay Pacific of summarily firing her over Facebook posts linked to Hong Kong's political crisis, adding to concerns about a China-driven witch-hunt to root out pro-democracy supporters at major firms. The Hong Kong-based airline has been accused of bowing to political and commercial pressure from Beijing by sacking employees in recent weeks for their public support for the massive anti-government movement roiling Hong Kong. Earlier this month, China's aviation authority ordered Cathay Pacific to stop pro-democracy supporters among its 27,000 staff from working on flights to -- or over -- China, after a general strike drew out some of its staff.

New York Times TechAug 22, 2019
YouTube Disables 210 Channels That Spread Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests
Days after Facebook and Twitter cracked down on China-backed accounts that were spreading such disinformation, YouTube did the same.

CNET How ToAug 22, 2019
Facebook has a new privacy tool to protect your data -- here's how to use it now - CNET
Keep websites and apps from telling Facebook what you do.

Washington Post TechAug 20, 2019
In accusing China of disinformation, Twitter and Facebook take on a role they've long rejected
China pushed back against claims by Twitter and Facebook that the government had run disinformation operations aimed at the Hong Kong protests. The comments underscored the challenging of setting global standards for online speech.
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