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Canada and UK MPs Join Forces to Summon Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, who has already answered questions of the European parliament and the US Congress and the Senate, was recently summoned by British and Canadian MPs. The joint hearing of the two parliaments was convened to compel the Facebook executive to answer all the parliamentarians’ questions over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Are Facebook’s Hate Speech Rules Better than Twitter’s?

In October, Facebook removed a video from the official account of Louis Farrakhan. Facebook said that the video, which compared Jews to termites, violated the company’s hate speech rules. Twitter, however, had not taken down the video and has said that its new policy on “dehumanizing comments” had not gone into effect yet. Video violates

Facebook Partnerships with Fact Checkers to Curb Fake News in Africa

After announcing its partnership with two third-party fact checkers in Kenya to curb the spread of fake news, Facebook has now announced a partnership with Africa Check and AFP to do the same in South Africa. The firms will work to help assess the accuracy of news spread on Facebook in both Kenya and South

Facebook Partnerships with Fact Checkers to Curb the Spread of Fake News in Africa

After announcing its partnership with two third-party fact checkers in Kenya to curb the spread of fake news, Facebook has now announced a partnership with Africa Check and AFP to do the same in South Africa. The firms will work to help assess the accuracy of news spread on Facebook in both Kenya and South

Twitter Investigated for Link Shortening

Privacy regulators in Ireland have started an investigation on the data Twitter collects from its URL-, or link shortening system, called t.co . How and where did it all start? A privacy researcher named Michael Veale – who works at University College London – asked Twitter to provide more information about the data it collects

Hackers Stole Around $60 Million in Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack

Hackers recently stole cryptocurrency worth about $60 million  from Zaif, a Japanese digital currency exchange. Hacks of cryptocurrency exchanges grab good deal of attention because the exchanges are easy targets. Through some of the most popular cryptocurrency hacks, hackers stole more than 980,000 bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies from unregulated and uninsured cryptocurrency exchanges.  The cryptocurrency