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Facebook found hosting masses of far right EU disinformation networks

A multi-month hunt for political disinformation spreading on Facebook in Europe suggests there are concerted efforts to use the platform to spread bogus far right propaganda to millions of voters ahead of a key EU vote which kicks off tomorrow. Following the independent investigation, Facebook has taken down a total of 77 pages and 230 ...

Facebook still a great place to amplify pre-election junk news, EU study finds

A study carried out by academics at Oxford University to investigate how junk news is being shared on social media in Europe ahead of regional elections this month has found individual stories shared on Facebook’s platform can still hugely outperform the most important and professionally produced news stories, drawing as much as 4x the volume ...

GDPR adtech complaints keep stacking up in Europe

It’s a year since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and leaky adtech is now facing privacy complaints in four more European Union markets. This ups the tally to seven markets where data protection authorities have been urged to investigate a core function of behavioral advertising. The latest clutch of GDPR complaints ...

Notre Dame’s new dome might be copyrighted and blocked by EU filters

There's a proposal in the works to replace Notre Dame's dome -- which was a relatively modern addition -- with a new, starchitect-designed "statement" dome, which will be copyrightable under the same French rules that prohibit commercial photos of the Eiffel Tower at night (and other French landmarks).

The copyright would only prohibit "commercial" uses, but ...

After Notre Dame bailout Yellow Vests urge more Victor Hugo tributes, starting with “Les Miserables”

The Notre Dame fire is a global tragedy, and it's also raising complicated questions about our present moment, including trenchant inquiries into which church fires merit global outpourings and whose sacred sites get mourned when they are destroyed.

In France, the political conversation has been dominated by the Gilets Jaunes, whose yellow ...

Walt Disney and Badoo join companies pledging money to rebuild Notre-Dame

Walt Disney and dating app Badoo are the latest companies to pledge funds for the rebuilding of Notre-Dame after the historic cathedral sustained severe damage in a fire earlier this week. Disney is giving $5 million to help reconstruct the 800-year-old Parisian landmark, while Badoo will donate all of its April profits from its 22 ...

As the EU Copyright Directive was approved, Germany admitted it requires copyright filters, putting it on a collision course with the EU-Canada trade deal

The EU Copyright Directive was voted through the Parliament because a handful of MEPs accidentally pushed the wrong button; this week, it passed through the Council -- representing the national governments of the EU -- and as it did, the German government admitted what opponents had said all along: even though the Directive doesn't ...

Crowds sang ‘Ave Maria’ in the streets of Paris as Notre-Dame Cathedral burned

04.16.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

As crowds in Paris helplessly watched the Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames on Monday night, they joined together in song. While a beloved piece of the world's history burned before their eyes, a group of onlookers gathered together to pray the... ...

The internet is looking for a dad and child pictured at Notre Dame before fire

04.16.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The fire which consumed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has prompted plenty of tributes and memories from around the world. A now-viral photo posted by Twitter user Brooke Windsor captures what is presumably a father and his child playing in front ... ...