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Tech and privacy: Facebook’s ad platform; CloudFlare’s encryption gift

Once again, we're making a couple of stops at the corner of tech and privacy. • Facebook's relaunched ad platform, Atlas, will allow advertisers to track users outside Facebook, across devices and even "connect online campaigns to actual offline sales," according Read More →

Tech and privacy: The FBI on Apple, Google and encryption; Russian and Australian laws

There's plenty of news about tech and privacy/surveillance, in the United States and beyond, and some of it might make you shudder: • FBI Director James Comey said Thursday he's concerned about Apple and Google's moves to encrypt the data on Read More →

What’s behind tech’s ALEC exodus?

Are tech companies fleeing the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative political organization, because of the group's environmental position or something else? Last night, Yahoo joined Google, Yelp and Facebook when it announced it would not renew its membership. I Read More →

Alibaba, and the monopoly effect

Alibaba's blockbuster IPO last week is a reminder that Chinese tech firms have a distinct advantage as they become more global. Called the eBay and Amazon of China, Alibaba is poised to move into global markets, as are the two other Read More →

What’s next for FWD.us after departure of its president?

The resignation last week of Joe Green as the head of FWD.us, the pro-immigration reform group, did not come as a surprise, and it calls into question the future of the organization started by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. As Read More →

Facebook sticks with real-names rule after meeting with drag queens

Facebook is sticking with its real-name rule after a meeting Wednesday with drag queens and others who argued that the social network's requirement puts people at risk. San Francisco Supervisor David Campos, who attended the meeting, held a press conference afterwards Read More →
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