E.U. Slaps Google with $5.1 Billion Fine
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E.U. Slaps Google with $5.1 Billion Fine

Facebook Fined Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal in the UK
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Facebook Fined Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal in the UK

Facebook got hit with the maximum possible fine in the UK after the Cambridge Analytica scandal that harvested user data without their consent. This is the first financial penalty for Facebook since the breach was first revealed. The fine is expected to amount to somewhere around 500,000 pounds or about $660,000

Lyft Buys the Owner of CitiBike
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Lyft Buys the Owner of CitiBike

Lyft is Uber’s biggest competitor when it comes to ride-hailing services. Now, the company is also looking to make its mark on bike-sharing a few months after Uber decided to do the same.

California Lawmakers Approve Data Privacy Legislation to Give Consumers More Control
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California Lawmakers Approve Data Privacy Legislation to Give Consumers More Control

California Governor Jerry Brown signed on Thursday a new data privacy legislation that’s designed to give consumers more control over how companies collect their personal data. The data privacy bill was opposed by major Silicon Valley companies including Google.

Amazon's Program for Underperforming Employees is Doing More Harm than Good
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Amazon's Program for Underperforming Employees is Doing More Harm than Good

Amazon decided last year to launch a program called Pivot. The program was designed to help employees get back on track in line with Amazon’s standards. But 18 months after the program was first implemented, it’s attracting the dissent of employees at the company.

Amazon Workers Ask Jeff Bezos to Stop Facial Recognition Contracts with Police
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Amazon Workers Ask Jeff Bezos to Stop Facial Recognition Contracts with Police

A report that was published on Gizmodo revealed that Amazon employees have protested against the company’s decision to offer its Rekognition facial recognition software to the police.

Facebook Will Ban Bad Businesses from Advertising
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Facebook Will Ban Bad Businesses from Advertising

Facebook is introducing a new feature that will allow users to file a complaint against bad business advertising on the platform. If a company gets too many complaints from users, Facebook will consider banning it from using the social media platform to advertise its products.

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