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Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed – TechCrunch

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed – TechCrunch

Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class action lawsuit claiming it illegally collected and stored the biometric data of millions of users. The class action lawsuit has been working its way through the courts since 2015, when […]

Twitter ‘fesses up to more adtech leaks – TechCrunch

Twitter ‘fesses up to more adtech leaks – TechCrunch

Twitter has disclosed more bugs related to how it uses personal data for ad targeting that means it may have shared users data with advertising partners even when a user had expressly told it not to. Back in May the social network disclosed a bug that in certain conditions resulted in an account’s location data […]

Snap looks to raise $1 billion in private debt offering – TechCrunch

Snap looks to raise $1 billion in private debt offering – TechCrunch

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, is looking to add some cash to its coffers via a new proposed private offering of $1 billion in convertible senior notes, with a due date for maturation of August 1, 2026. The debt offering will be used to cover the cost of general operating expenditures involved in running […]

Instagram and Facebook are experiencing outages – TechCrunch

Instagram and Facebook are experiencing outages – TechCrunch

Users reported issues with Instagram and Facebook Sunday morning. [Update as of 12:45 p.m. pacific] Facebook says the outage affecting its apps has been resolved. “Earlier today some people may have had trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps due to a networking issue. We have resolved the issue and are fully back up, we apologize […]

8chan’s new internet host was kicked off its own host just hours later – TechCrunch

8chan’s new internet host was kicked off its own host just hours later – TechCrunch

The bottom-feeding forum 8chan, which grew popular by embracing fringe hateful internet cultures, is having trouble staying online. After Cloudflare dropped its protection of the site yesterday, 8chan adopted the services of Bitmitigate, but soon lost that too as the company providing Bitmitigate with services dropped them. Deplatforming works, but it can be complicated, so […]

Cloudflare will stop service to 8chan, which CEO Matthew Prince describes as a ‘cesspool of hate’ – TechCrunch

Cloudflare will stop service to 8chan, which CEO Matthew Prince describes as a ‘cesspool of hate’ – TechCrunch

Website infrastructure and security services provider Cloudflare will stop providing service to 8chan, wrote Matthew Prince in a blog post, describing the site as a “cesspool of hate.” Service will be terminated as of midnight Pacific Time. “The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic […]

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