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It won’t be hard for Facebook to afford a $5 billion settlement with the FTC, but there may be other costs beyond money

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Getty Facebook is facing a record-setting penalty of about $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission – but for the tech giant, that’s only about as much as the revenue it generates in a month. What could be more damaging to Facebook than the monetary costs of …

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Android creator Andy Rubin is accused of running a ‘sex ring’

Further details about Andy Rubin’s alleged extramarital affairs were revealed in unsealed court documents on Tuesday, shedding new light on last year’s New York Times report which claimed the Android creator had been involved in “ownership relationships” with multiple women.  One woman, who is referred to in the complaint as …

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Some Googlers plan to break off and protest their employer at the San Francisco Pride parade over LGBTQ+ issues

Biz Carson/Business Insider The San Francisco Pride Board of Directors will allow Google employees who wish to protest the company’s LGBTQ+ policies to march as part of an official presence at Sunday’s parade. Google employees had called on the board to ban Google’s official contingent to the Pride parade, but …

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A US Senator asked the FTC to ‘take all necessary steps’ to ensure YouTube is held accountable for violating children privacy laws

The terms of YouTube’s new paid music service are rubbing some independent music artists the wrong way.Dado Ruvic / Reuters US Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts has released a public letter calling for stricter regulations on YouTube to ensure child safety. YouTube is reportedly under investigation by the Federal Trade …

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Welcome to deepfake hell: How realistic-looking fake videos left the uncanny valley and entered the mainstream

“Deepfakes” as we know them first started to gain attention in December 2017, after Vice’s Samantha Cole published a piece for Motherboard on AI-manipulated porn that appeared to feature “Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot. The videos took on their unique name due to a prolific Reddit user called “deepfakes” who …

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‘Harry Potter Wizards Unite,’ the new game from the creators of ‘Pokemon Go,’ is coming to Android and iPhone on Friday

Niantic/WB Games “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,” a new mobile augmented reality game from the creators of “Pokémon Go,” is coming to Android and iOS devices on Friday June 21. Niantic announced that it was partnering with WB Games to work on “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” in November 2017. The game …

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