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California adds laws targeting ghost guns, sales to minors

Jul. 01, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California, which already has some of the nation's toughest gun laws, has added new restrictions on untraceable “ghost guns” and on marketing firearms to minors, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. "As the Supreme Court rolls back important gun safety...

Facebook and US sign deal to end discriminatory housing ads

Jun. 21, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will change its algorithms to prevent discriminatory housing advertising and its parent company will subject itself to court oversight to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday. In a release, U.S. government officials said it...

Twitter to pay $150M penalty over privacy of users' data

May. 25, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators’ allegations that the social platform failed to protect the privacy of users’ data over a six-year span. The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission...

Facebook, Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

May. 23, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook parent Meta said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold...

WhatsApp adds messaging tools to attract businesses

May. 19, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

WhatsApp parent Meta is moving forward with its push to attract businesses to its popular chat app, part its effort to find new ways to make money beyond targeted advertisements on its other platforms, Facebook and Instagram. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday unveiled a developer...

With Roe in doubt, some fear tech surveillance of pregnancy

May. 18, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Chandler Jones realized she was pregnant during her junior year of college, she turned to a trusted source for information and advice. Her cellphone. “I couldn’t imagine before the internet, trying to navigate this,” said Jones, 26, who...

Legislators send data privacy "bill of rights" to governor

Apr. 28, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Consumers in Connecticut will be able to know when their personal information is being tracked and how it's being used under a wide-ranging data privacy bill that's headed to Gov. Ned Lamont's desk. The legislation, dubbed a “consumer bill of rights,”...

EU law targets Big Tech over hate speech, disinformation

Apr. 23, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta will have to police their platforms more strictly to better protect European users from hate speech, disinformation and other harmful online content under landmark EU legislation approved early Saturday. ...

Big Tech faces 'major' EU law on hate speech, disinformation

Apr. 22, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Taking aim at hate speech, disinformation and other harmful content online, the European Union is nearing agreement on a sweeping law that would force big tech companies to police themselves harder, make it easier for users to flag problems, and empower regulators to punish...

California lawmakers target gunmakers, ghost guns in bills

Apr. 19, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers advanced a measure Tuesday that would make it easier to skirt a federal law in order to sue gun-makers, legislation that opponents say is ultimately aimed at driving manufacturers out of business. Different committees approved...