Civil rights groups urge Facebook for transparency over its censorship policy

More than 70 advocacy groups, including the ACLU and the Center for Media Justice, have signed a letter addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging transparency over his company’s content removal policy.

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Coalition Wants FCC to Look Into Data Cap Exemptions


A coalition of technology companies and advocacy groups earlier this week wrote to the Federal Communications Commission, urging it to open a public investigation into zero-rating practices, in which mobile providers allow some video or music providers to be excluded from data caps. The group, which includes Common Cause, Etsy, Foursquare, Mozilla and Upworthy, called on the FCC to examine the zero-rating practices of AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon to determine whether those practices harm competition.

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Rallies supporting Apple's stance on privacy see lukewarm response

Article Image Internet rights advocacy group Fight for the Future staged a series of rallies in support of Apple’s encryption fight on Tuesday, though the nationwide gatherings managed only to attract small groups of stalwart activists.

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Protestors gather at San Francisco Apple Store to support fight against government backdoors

Article Image Internet rights advocacy group Fight for the Future held a rally outside a flagship San Francisco Apple Store on Wednesday in a show of support as Apple resists government pressure to implement software backdoors.

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Consumer advocacy group, Sen. Al Franken add to Apple Music antitrust clamor

Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards, user music preferences and cutthroat business tactics to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns and urged for an examination in a separate letter to the same governmental bodies.

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Apple nets perfect score in privacy group's consumer data protection assessment

Digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday gave Apple a perfect rating in its annual “Who has your back?” report, which rates tech companies on their efforts to secure consumer data against government snooping.



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Apple, Google tell Obama he's wrong about encryption

A who’s who of Silicon Valley tech giants, computer-security experts and advocacy groups asked President Barack Obama to reject police “backdoors” for smartphone and computer encryption in an open letter sent May 19. “We urge you to reject any proposal that U.S. companies deliberately weaken the security of their products,” said  

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YouTube Kids—what parents need to know

In a two-minute video sent to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, consumer advocacy groups revealed flaws in a YouTube app designed to protect preschool children from inappropriate content.

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Advocacy groups ask FTC to investigate YouTube Kids app for targeting children with ads

Consumer and child advocacy groups, such as the Center for Digital Democracy, today asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google’s YouTube Kids app violates rules for children’s programming.



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YouTube Foists Deceptive Ads on Kids, Says Complaint


Child and consumer advocacy groups on Monday filed a complaint with the United States Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate Google over unfair and deceptive advertising practices in connection with its YouTube Kids app. In essence, the complaint alleges that the app includes ads in a way that takes advantage of children’s developmental vulnerabilities, violating long-standing media and advertising safeguards designed to protect kids watching television.

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Apple to move away from security contractors, hire guards as full-time employees

Following months of pressure from service workers advocacy groups, Apple is set to end its reliance on external security vendors and will begin hiring security personnel as full-time employees, entitling them to many of the same benefits granted to other Apple workers.



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