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EU gives TikTok a month to respond to consumer complaints

May. 28, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission said on Friday it has given the Chinese-owned video app TikTok one month to answer complaints from a European consumer group over its commercial practices. The EU's executive arm said it has started discussions involving the...

Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook ban stays

May. 08, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential question: Do the protections carved out for companies when the internet was in its infancy 25 years ago make sense when some of...

Apple's iPhone privacy clampdown arrives after 7-month delay

Apr. 26, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down on Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on their iPhones in order to target more advertising at users. The new privacy feature, dubbed “App Tracking Transparency,”...

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Apr. 09, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study. University of Southern California researchers who examined the ad-delivery algorithms of Facebook and LinkedIn found that...

Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a 'wasteland of vapid' content

Apr. 06, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material in “a wasteland of vapid, consumerist content" so it can serve them ads. The inquiry comes despite Google agreeing to pay $170 million in...

In AP survey, ADs raise worries about women's college sports

Apr. 01, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — To hear many of those in charge of Division I programs tell it, the state of play for women's sports could get worse, not better, under proposals that would put more money in the pockets of some college athletes. Via a new Associated Press survey of...

In AP survey, ADs raise worries about women’s college sports

Apr. 01, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — To hear many of those in charge of Division I programs tell it, the state of play for women’s sports could get worse, not better, under proposals that would put more money in the pockets of some college athletes. Via a new Associated Press survey...

Morgan State grad creates natural products for women

Mar. 27, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Almost three years ago, Arion Long, who now lives in Canton, was on life support. She had lost her daughter during childbirth. While in the hospital, Long contracted E. coli sepsis, which put her in a coma. Against the odds, two weeks later, she was off...