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Facebook will flag posts from politicians who will eventually violate its policies

Social media companies have always struggled to strike the right balance between allowing freedom of speech and moderating inappropriate content. But since Donald Trump entered the White House, this debate has taken a complicated new level: private companies should censor the President of the United States even if he violates the company’s posting guidelines After years of waffling, Twitter has …

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Apple, which dictates country’s contact tracking app guidelines, is not helping its EU cartel review

There is a growing problem with Apple’s role in the contact tracking apps that countries are developing to fight the coronavirus pandemic. This was underlined by the UK’s announcement that the long-awaited NHSx app will be parked in favor of another model recommended by Apple and Google. Apple effectively dictates to governments the levels of data protection their contact tracking …

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Uber will soon be giving people in California the opportunity to book accessible minibus rides using public transportation

This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities today, the leading news platform for urban mobility and innovation that reaches an international audience of city guides. For the latest updates, see Cities Today Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Youtubeor sign up for Cities Today News. Uber software will support on-demand public transport services through a new contract in …

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Changes to Facebook policies cannot suppress advertisers’ rebellion because Coca-Cola ads technology

Facebook has announced changes to its policies on hate speech and suppression of voters, but the measures have done little to suppress the wave of companies pulling advertising off the platform as the company deals with hate speech online. The CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced changes to a number of guidelines on Friday, hours after the multinational Unilever announced it would …

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Is it a payback period for Apple if the EU seeks its money printing licenses? | Apple

ÖOn June 16, the European Commission launched two antitrust investigations into Apple’s App Store and Apple Pay practices. The first investigation examines whether Apple has violated EU competition rules with its App Store guidelines. The second study looks at whether Apple’s restrictions on near-field communication (NFC) capability for the iPhone and Apple Watch are preventing banks and other financial institutions …

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