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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Were Down: Here’s What to Know

“With Facebook being down we’re losing thousands in sales,” said Mark Donnelly, a start-up founder in Ireland who runs HUH Clothing, a fashion brand focused on mental health that uses […]




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Facebook Said to Consider Forming an Election Commission

Facebook has approached academics and policy experts about forming a commission to advise it on global election-related matters, said five people with knowledge of the discussions, a move that would […]




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Are Apple’s Tools Against Child Abuse Bad for Your Privacy?

Law enforcement officials, child-safety groups, abuse survivors and some computer scientists praised the moves. In statements provided by Apple, the president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children […]




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Mob Violence Against Palestinians in Israel Is Fueled by Groups on WhatsApp

Last Wednesday, a message appeared in a new WhatsApp channel called “Death to the Arabs.” The message urged Israelis to join a mass street brawl against Palestinian citizens of Israel.Within […]




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Are Private Messaging Apps the Next Misinformation Hot Spot?

So what’s your take? Are you concerned?KEVIN Honestly, not really?It’s obviously not great for public safety that neo-Nazis, far-right militias and other dangerous groups are finding ways to communicate and […]




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What We Learned From Apple’s New Privacy Labels

We all know that apps collect our data. Yet one of the few ways to find out what an app does with our information involves reading a privacy policy.Let’s be […]




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Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech

Neeraj Agrawal, a spokesman for a cryptocurrency think tank, has typically used the encrypted messaging app Signal to chat with privacy-minded colleagues and peers. So he was surprised on Monday […]




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Facebook Accused of Breaking Antitrust Laws

If the prosecutors succeed, the cases could remake the company, which has experienced only unfettered growth. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has described a breakup of the company as an […]