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Finalmente! Consumers will be able to sue companies in collective action lawsuits spanning multiple EU countries, under a new European Commission proposal.

Think lawsuits involving humans are tricky? Try taking an intelligent robot to court.

In pursuit of the perfect AI voice: How developers are humanizing their virtual personal assistants.
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UK launched cyber-attack on Islamic State: It is the first time the UK has systematically degraded an adversary’s online efforts in a military campaign.

Not only do many Android phone vendors fail to make patches available to their users, or delay their release for months; they sometimes also tell users their phone’s firmware is fully up to date, even while they’ve secretly skipped patches.

No, ‘the media’ is not just out to get Facebook because it’s taking its advertising revenue: This sentiment is regularly met with conference audience nods and hundreds of LinkedIn likes. Unfortunately, it is wrong. Wrong because editorial in media companies doesn’t really operate like that, wrong because it absolves Facebook of accountability and wrong because it simplifies a complicated issue in a multitude of confused ways. It is dangerous because it makes a fantasy of how the editorial and advertising ecosystem really operates.

When the business model *is* the privacy violation: Privacy can be a convenient label for a set of related concerns, but it gives industry a way to deflect attention from deeper ethical questions by interpreting privacy narrowly as confidentiality.

We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them
YouTube and Facebook Are Losing Creators to Blockchain-Powered Rivals: “With blockchain, people will finally have the chance to be rewarded for their time, attention, and data. No longer will their valuable data be controlled by a few giant companies.”

Obviamente…! Zuckerberg Says His Personal Data Was Sold to Cambridge Analytica: The chances that none of Zuckerberg’s [+100M] friends would have been logged onto the app [“This Is Your Digital Life”] were very slim.

5 facts about Americans and Facebook: While a substantial share of Americans get news from Facebook and other social media sites, very few people express much trust in information on these sites.

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