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2019

June

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  • Zuckerberg knew of ‘problematic’ privacy practices. Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that seem to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was aware of potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The FTC
  • AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos. Top artificial-intelligence researchers across the country are racing to defuse an extraordinary political weapon: computer-generated fake videos that could undermine candidates and mislead voters during the 2020 presidential campaign.  And they have a message: We
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  • Ring doorbells help police build surveillance network. While residential neighborhoods aren't usually lined with security cameras, the smart doorbell's popularity has essentially created private surveillance networks powered by Amazon and promoted by police departments.
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  • Maine's strict new internet privacy protection. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2020, would require internet service providers to ask for permission before they sell or share any of their customers’ data to a third party. The law
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  • A storm is brewing over big tech. Google and Amazon have thrived as American regulators largely kept their distance. That may be changing. Politicians on the right and left are decrying the tech companies’ enormous power. President Trump and other Republicans
  • Travelers are bombarded by scams like these. On foreign territory, we are more susceptible to deceptions. To help you spot the hoaxes, the Washington Post created a visual list with explanations of 10 of the most common scams around the world.

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