Google IS tracking your internet activity in Chrome's Incognito Mode, $5bn lawsuit claims

GOOGLE tracks users' web activity even while they're using the firm's "private" browsing mode, a $5billion (£4billion) lawsuit claims. A proposed US class action suit accuses the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users of its Chrome web browser. Chrome's Incognito Mode or "private browsing" purports to allow users to surf the internet without storing their […]

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California Lawmakers Plan Budget That Rejects Governor’s Cuts

California’s legislative leaders said they’ve reached agreement on a budget framework that rejects much of the deep cuts Governor Gavin Newsom proposed to fill a looming $54 billion shortfall brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and instead counts on more financial aid from the federal government. The proposal by Democrats who control both chambers of the legislature relies on California […]

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A cop pushed a protester. Then a black officer stepped in

New York (CNN Business)Staffers at The New York Times expressed dismay Wednesday over the newspaper’s decision to publish an op-ed written by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton that called for the U.S. military to be deployed in cities across the country to help restore order. The op-ed was published in The Times opinion section, but staffers from both opinion and the […]

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Facebook and Twitter clash over fact-checking

(CNN Business)Nearly three dozen of Facebook’s earliest employees wrote an open letter addressing Facebook’s leadership Wednesday calling for the company to rethink its inaction on recent incendiary posts by President Donald Trump. In the letter, which was published in the New York Times, the former employees said the company they helped build is no longer recognizable. They also called decisions […]

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The U.K. Is On a Collision Course With China

The U.K. is heading for a damaging showdown with China as it takes on Beijing over Hong Kong and Huawei Technologies Co. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has criticized Beijing’s planned imposition of a security law on the former British territory of Hong Kong, and is taking steps to exclude Huawei from its fifth-generation mobile networks by lining up potential […]

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Why the US is making an example out of China's Huawei

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The United States doesn’t trust a Chinese company to own gay dating app Grindr and will force it to sell by 2020, as tensions spike between Washington and Beijing over trade and national security. Beijing Kunlun Tech acquired a 60% stake in Grindr — which describes itself as “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, […]

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Defends Trump Post Decisions to Staff

In this article Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told staff at a companywide meeting that he won’t change his mind about a decision to leave up posts shared by U.S. President Donald Trump last week that many workers felt violated the company’s policies against violent rhetoric. At an all-hands meeting via video chat on Tuesday, Zuckerberg took questions […]

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