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Fox Technology newsJan 17, 2019
Facebook employees caught posting 5-star Portal reviews on Amazon
Facebook employees were caught writing glowing reviews of the Facebook Portal on Amazon.

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Facebook employees appear to have left 5-star Amazon reviews for Portal - CNET (CNET News)

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 17, 2019
Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy law
Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has called for the US to introduce a national privacy law, attacking a "shadow economy" in which people's personal data is bought and sold without their knowledge. Mr Cook said companies should have to collect as little data as possible and make it easy for people to delete the information that is held about them. It is the latest attempt from Apple to position itself as the steward of consumers' privacy, and to draw a line between itself and companies such as Facebook and Google. Mr Cook said that people need to "win back their right to privacy" and that companies that sell data should have to register with the Federal Trade Commission, the US consumer watchdog. "I and others are calling on the US Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation - a landmark package of reforms that protect and empower the consumer," Mr Cook wrote in Time Magazine. He singled out "data brokers", companies that purchase, bundle up and sell data on individuals, such as credit reference agencies, saying that most people were unaware of how companies transact in their data. "Right now, all of these secondary markets for your information exist in a shadow economy that's largely unchecked. Let's be clear: you never signed up for that," Mr Cook wrote. The US does not have a national equivalent to the UK's Data Protection Act or the European privacy legislation, GDPR. Facebook, Amazon and Google have all said they would support a law, but failed to put forward a

CNET NewsJan 17, 2019
Facebook removes hundreds of fake pages, accounts tied to Russia - CNET
Two separate operations out of Russia used similar tactics to mislead followers, the company says.

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Computer World Security NewsJan 17, 2019
'We need new privacy laws,' urges Apple CEO Tim Cook
In a sidelong slap at the business model of Facebook, Google and others, Apple CEO Tim Cook has published an article in which he urges the U.S. government to put surveillance capitalists/data brokers under transparent legal oversight.

Stand up for your rights "In 2019, it's time to stand up for the right to privacy — yours, mine, all of ours." Cook writes in an article for Time Magazine.

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GizmodoJan 17, 2019
Tim Cook on iPhone Sales: We Need to Talk About Facebook
Just in case you weren't already aware of this, Apple is super duper serious about privacy. In a new Time opinion piece, Tim Cook reiterated the company's old talking points about how other companies (read: Facebook and Google) turn people's personal data into a product that they can sell, sometimes without the user…

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WSJ TechnologyJan 09, 2019
Facebook on Notice as Vietnam Tightens Grip on Social Media
Just a few days after Vietnam launched its latest campaign against social media with a new cybersecurity law, the communist regime accused Facebook of not taking down antigovernment comments.
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