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DOJ weighs in on FTC’s case against Qualcomm

The Justice Department weighed in Thursday on a years-long legal battle between the Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm, warning that the outcome in the case could hurt the ability of U.S. companies to compete in 5G wireless technology. The Federal Trade Commission first sued Qualcomm in January 2017, claiming the maker of mobile phone technology […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook hit out at companies like Facebook again: Anything that collects personal data and uses it against customers 'should not exist'

CEO Tim Cook attends China Development Forum (CDF) 2018 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 24, 2018 in Beijing, China.VCG/VCG via Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook seemed to hit out at Facebook again on Friday, saying that no one should be allowed to create detailed dossiers on users and then use that personal […]

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Tinder fired its VP of communications and a 'number' of other employees who participated in a $2 billion lawsuit against the dating app's owners

GettyRosette Pambakian. Tinder has fired its vice president of marketing and communications, Rosette Pambakian, and a “number” of other employees who participated in a $ 2 billion lawsuit against the dating app’s owners, according to a report by The Verge. Tinder employees involved in the lawsuit, including Pambakian, had been put on leave back in […]

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'This is 100% real and possibly a very bad idea': Cards Against Humanity is selling used cars, medieval weapons, TVs, and even $100 bills for 99% off

“Holy f–k have we got some deals,” a new website from the makers of Cards Against Humanity reads. “Don’t be frightened by the deals. Just click and let the savings wash over you.” While many of the items sold on the site could be seen as prank gifts – like a life-size cutout of Orlando Bloom, […]

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Facebook Reportedly Paid For Smear Campaign Against George Soros

In an effort to muffle criticism of how it handled Russian interference and disinformation, Facebook reportedly carried out a campaign to discredit dissenters that included targeted attacks on Jewish billionaire philanthropist George Soros.  A New York Times investigation, published Wednesday, delves into the social media giant’s handling of the controversy and chaos following the discovery of targeted […]

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Tim Cook Warns That Personal Data Is Being 'Weaponized Against Us'

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, warned Wednesday that personal data is being “weaponized against us” and called for more regulation of digital privacy. Speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels, Cook said: “As far back as 1890, future Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis published an article in the Harvard […]