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YouTube, under pressure for problem content, takes down 58 million videos in quarter

13 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON YouTube took down more than 58 million videos and 224 million comments during the third quarter based on violations of its policies, the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday in an effort to demonstrate progress in suppressing problem content.

Advocacy group drafts U.S. privacy bill as effort grows to make law next year

13 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON A consumer advocacy group backed by large American technology companies on Thursday unveiled a U.S. privacy bill that strictly limits collection of biometric and location information and calls for punishment by fines, as Congress weighs nationwide regulation to supersede new California rules.

Google has 'no plans' to launch Chinese search engine - CEO

12 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Google has "no plans" to relaunch a search engine in China though it is continuing to study the idea, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday amid increased scrutiny of big tech firms. | Video

Google+ shutdown speeds up, new privacy bug affected 52.5 million users

10 Dec 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it would shut down its Google+ social media service in April, four months ahead of schedule, after finding a software flaw for the second time this year that allowed partner apps to access its users' private data.

Facebook CEO backed sharing customer data despite second thoughts - documents

06 Dec 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg questioned the business case for giving millions of outside software developers wide access to customer data before endorsing the practice in 2012, according to internal emails published on Wednesday.

Facebook gave data on user's friends to certain companies - documents

06 Dec 2018

Facebook Inc offered some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access to data about users' friends it did not make available to most other apps in 2015, according to documents released by a British lawmaker who said the social media company dodged questions about privacy practices and market dominance. | Video

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