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The UK privacy watchdog's ruling against Experian is a warning to data brokers that hoover up personal details

Laurence Dutton/Getty Images The ICO served credit agency Experian with an enforcement notice, ordering it to change the way it handles its data broking business. Data broking is the process of companies acquiring people's data, assigning it to a profiled dataset, and then selling it on to marketers. The ICO's decision has the potential to significantly disrupt the way data brokers are able to acquire and share people's data en masse. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Cr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Trends, Privacy International, Experian, Ico, Asahi Shimbun, Facebook Google, Caroline Wilson, Elizabeth Denham, Getty Images Another, Isobel Asher Hamilton

ANOHNI Shares “I Will Survive” Cover Following “Facebook Debacle,” Implores Artists To Abandon Big Tech

ANOHNI has shared a cover of Gloria Gaynor's iconic "I Will Survive" along with old live footage of herself from the '90s and a story about how Facebook and other tech giants are "destroying our lives, our minds, our jobs, our cultures, and our societies' ability to govern themselves": In June, Facebook offered me 200,000$ … More »
Tags: Facebook, Music, Gloria Gaynor, ANOHNI

Sheba: #4AMStories

To kick-off National Cat Day, SHEBA launched their #4AMStories campaign in solidarity with cat owners everywhere who know what it’s like to get woken up in the early morning hours by their feline friends. All cat parents have to cope with that 4AM feline alarm clock at some point, but what they might not know is that cats are crepuscular creatures and are more active in the evening and nighttime hours. It’s their instinctual urge to wake their owners up by hunting, playing and...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Advertising, Dillon, Sheba, Steve Dan Mills

Guest Post: Teresa Young

    Hello Friends, my name is Teresa Young. My husband, Dave & I live in a small town in southern Oklahoma. We met later in life, and have enjoyed being able to share our mutual love for art & creativity in life together.  Seems like I always have a million projects going on in my head as well as my life. I think that is how I roll. I always have... Our children are grown and living their adult lives. We have 2 beautiful granddaughters that are truly a joy.   Favorite photo of us with Corey ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Texas, California, France, Dave, United States, Italy, Oklahoma, Corey, Teresa, French la Vie, Round Top Flea Market, Teresa Young, Corey Yann

CVS Weekly Ad Deals: 11/1-11/7

CVS Coupon Match Ups – 11/1 Here are the CVS Coupon Deals for this week! New to Couponing? Make sure to check out the Beginners Guide to Using Coupons New to Couponing at CVS? Check out the CVS Deals page to see all the latest deals at CVS.   More CVS Deals You’ll Love:
Tags: Deals, Facebook, Cvs, Trending, CVS Coupon Match Ups

This Week in Apps: Facebook Gaming skips iOS, TikTok goes shopping, Apple One bundles arrive

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, China, India, Samsung, Tech, ExxonMobil, Walmart, Bloomberg

Equity shot: Boo! It’s the Halloween earnings special!

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. As promised, the whole gang is back, this time to chew on the biggest, baddest, worstest, and most troubling earnings reports from the current cycle. This week saw Amazon and Alphabet and Microsoft and Apple and Facebook report, along with a host of smaller companies. Spoiler alert: there were more tricks than treats. Danny, Natasha and Alex wanted ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Tech, Netflix, Equity, Alex, Alphabet, Equity podcast, Danny Natasha

No matter if Biden or Trump wins the presidency, there is one thing the next president must do to help rebuild the US economy: boost innovation

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump during Thursday night's debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images As election day arrives, COVID-19 still wreaks havoc on the nation. Our greatest strength, innovation, must be utilized in our recovery, no matter who wins the presidency. Rick Lazio is currently a Senior Vice President at alliantgroup, and is a former US Representative from New York's 2nd district. Joe Crowley se...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Congress, Washington, China, India, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Jp Morgan Chase, Trump, Crowley

Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Oct. 31-Nov. 7

  St. Innocent Orthodox Church on Lindley Avenue in Tarzana. (Google Street View)   Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online due to Covid-19 pandemic concerns and restrictions. Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.   Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage: The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, “La Peregrina,” an exact digital reproduction from the original in Mexico City, and ...
Tags: Facebook, California, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pope Francis, Mexico City, Tim Clark, John, Local News, Christ, Matthew, Simi Valley, Sun Valley

Investors were disappointed by mega-cap tech guidance last week — but UBS says investors should stay invested and focus on 3 key areas

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Technology investors were tested on Friday after strong earnings reports from mega-cap earnings like Amazon, Facebook, and Apple were still followed by sharp declines in share prices.Traders elected to focus on tepid profit-growth outlooks, rather than the past quarter's better-than-expected results.Despite the negative earnings reaction in Friday trades, investors should stick with technology stocks for the long term, UBS said in a note on Friday.The firm lays o...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Asia, China, US, Trends, Markets, Ubs, Earnings, Trading, Stocks, Goldman Sachs, Stock Market, Morgan Stanley, S&P 500, Amazon Facebook

Facebook charged Biden a higher price than Trump for campaign ads

When President Donald Trump wanted to reach out to older Arizona voters in August with the message “The RADICAL Left has taken over Joe Biden and the Democratic Party,” with photos of Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Omar, Facebook charged his campaign an estimated $14 for each 1,000 times the advertisement appeared in people’s feeds. A few days later, Biden targeted that same demographic with a message of his own, that he had a plan to expand Medicare and cut drug prices. But...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Joe Biden, Arizona, Medicare, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Syndication, Bernie Sanders Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar Facebook

What it's like to get locked out of Google indefinitely

Google; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Entrusting your data to big tech platforms can be highly risky. Users who have been banned by Google for supposedly violating its terms of service have been left without access to key parts of their lives. Many have appealed the suspensions but have received automated responses. They don't know why they've been banned. "This is just how life is when you're dealing with trillion-dollar faceless corporations," said Aral Balkan. Visit Business Insider's ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Gmail, Instagram, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Google Music, Skype, Tech Insider, Birkenhead UK, Samantha Lee, Gmail YouTube, Aral Balkan, Stephen Roughley

Mahathir Mohamad says his remarks after French attack were taken out of context

Two-time Malaysian PM criticises Twitter and Facebook for removing his posts after the attack on Nice churchThe former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has stood by his widely condemned comments on attacks by Muslim extremists in France, saying they were taken out of context. He also criticised Twitter and Facebook for removing his posts.Mahathir, 95, sparked widespread anger when he wrote on his blog on Thursday that “Muslims have a right to be angry and kill millions of French people ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, France, Malaysia, Islam, Emmanuel Macron, Mahathir, Mahathir Mohamad

Experts Expose the Deadliest Garden Writing Tools! And Five Fabulous Coneflowers that Defy News Feed Blues!!!

July 15, 2020 Cincinnati, Ohio Dear Marianne, Thank you so much for your letter dated June 26th. During this chaotic, busy time, it reminded me that I’m still in this relationship, and just as importantly, it reminded me why. I’ll explain this a little later on. Before I do, I want to address my Facebook overshares. I’ve been accused of this before, and I have brought it up with health professionals. Highly paid mental health professionals, actually. Through this I’ve learned new things about my...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Gardening, YOAST, Everclear, Cincinnati Ohio, Scott Beuerlein, Monty Don, Mosteller Road, SHARONVILLE Ohio, Deadliest Garden Writing Tools, Midwest Where, Echinacea Sombrero Orange

Twitter lifts freeze from New York Post account after policy reversal

Latest move in an ongoing saga comes after CEO Jack Dorsey was grilled by Republican lawmakers during a Senate hearing on WednesdayTwitter said on Friday it had changed its policy and lifted a freeze it placed on the account of the New York Post after the newspaper published controversial articles about Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.It is the latest move in an ongoing saga that called into question the moderation policies of social media platforms. Both Twitter and Facebook took measures to limi...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, New York Post, Technology, Media, Senate, Joe Biden, Newspapers, US news, Republican, US press and publishing, Jack Dorsey, Hunter Biden, WednesdayTwitter

Now it’s Cultivar Shaming?

Admittedly, mentioning a trivial controversy in the gardening world today – with everything that’s happening!! – seems ridiculous, but that’s exactly what I thought when I saw this graphic posted to a local gardening Facebook group. And accompanying the graphic, this text: Recently, I spent the weekend on a property with a lot of native cultivars and there were no pollinators on those plants. Buy from your native plant society and you’ll get the true species. Or find a native plant nursery that ...
Tags: Facebook, Gardening, Susan Harris, Nancy Reagan, Ministry of Controversy, Jeanna, Cultivars, Nativars, Joe Joe Pye

River Farm, AHS’s Headquarters, to be Sold

River Farm, headquarters of the American Horticultural Society First we all read the big news – that the American Horticultural Society, in order to survive financially, has decided to sell the 25-acre historic property in Alexandria, Va. that serves as its national headquarters, and is considering an acquisition by the American Public Garden Association. Cue the Uproar Naturally that sparked a Facebook group called Stop the Sale. And a petition, sent to me by local outdoor lightening desig...
Tags: Facebook, Gardening, White House, Public Gardens, George Washington, Potomac River, Meadow, Susan Harris, Alexandria Va, Executive Mansion, American Horticultural Society, APGA, River Farm, American Horticultural Society First, Karen Olson Weaver, Potomac Sign

Anyone Else Forgetting to Be Freaked Out about Lyme Disease?

Back in May of 2018 I ranted about the “New Look for Gardeners Freaked out about Lyme Disease” using this image of a hazmat suit for yucks to illustrate the get-up I was using to prevent tick bites and potentially Lyme Disease. Not so funny now that we’re accustomed to seeing people outfitted like this: Dr. Clayton McCarl, dentist in Greenbelt, Md. Or like this dentist – my dentist. He sent me the photo to illustrate a story I wrote about how his practice has responded to COVID.  (I’m too n...
Tags: Facebook, Gardening, Johnson, Greenbelt, Susan Harris, Lyme, Clayton McCarl, Real Gardening

Twitter allows New York Post account to tweet again after contested Hunter Biden story led the company to update hacked materials policy

Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Twitter said on Friday that the New York Post's account "can now tweet again" after initially locking the account for violating its hacked materials and private information policies. Twitter updated the hacked materials policy earlier this month after facing backlash over its decision to restrict the New York Post and other accounts from sharing a contested story purporting to show corruption by Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Twitter said Friday it wo...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Media, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, United States, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Dorsey

What You Wear To Cast Your Vote Could Get You In Trouble

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Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, California News, Sacramento, Trump, Election 2020, Porter, Robert Jones, Make America Great Again, Raymond Garcia, Sacramento News, Electioneering

Daily Crunch: Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal

Under Armour gives up on one of its big acquisitions, Uber Eats faces complaints over its free delivery policy for Black restaurants and Facebook takes another step to limit QAnon-related content. This is your Daily Crunch for October 30, 2020. The big story: Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal Five years after Under Armour acquired MyFitnessPal for $475 million, it’s selling the diet- and exercise-tracking app to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million. It’s also shutting dow...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Uber, India, New York City, Tech, Eu, Aol, Black, Daimler, Under Armour, Myfitnesspal, Armour, Francisco Partners

Philadelphia ‘Gun Violence’ Counselor Reportedly Shoots Male Prostitute to Death

While Philadelphia's useful idiots demand to disarm you, look at what one of the city's “gun violence crisis responders” has reportedly done while on the job. (Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( “A Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office employee who works with victims of gun violence has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated for fatally shooting a man who tried to rob him Tuesday morning,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. “De...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Bloomberg, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Resistance, Black Lives Matter, HARRIS, Harrison Street, Dodge Durango, David Codrea, Krasner, Douglass, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Gun Rights News, RKBA

ShopRite Weekly Ad Deals: 11/1-11/7

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Tags: Deals, Facebook, Shoprite, Grocery Deals, ShopRite Coupon Match Ups, ShopRite Weekly Ad Deals

Facebook Is Losing Users In the US and Canada (slashdot)

User growth in the United States in Canada -- the company's most lucrative ad market -- has declined, Facebook reported as part of its third-quarter earnings. Engadget reports: The company now has 196 million users in North America, down slightly from 198 million last quarter. In a statement, the company said the decrease was expected, and could continue through the end of the year. "As expected, in the third quarter of 2020, we saw Facebook DAUs and MAUs in the US & Canada decline slightly from...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, News, US, Canada, United States, North America, Engadget, Facebook Instagram, US Canada, BeauHD, Facebook DAUs

Facebook’s Political Ads Ban Has Been An Ominous Disaster

Just days from the election, the tech giant wrongly blocked thousands of Biden ads due to “technical flaws.”
Tags: Facebook, News, Biden

Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week

By Stan Choe and Alex Veiga | The Associated Press Wall Street closed out another punishing week Friday with the S&P 500 posting its first back-to-back monthly loss since the pandemic first gripped the economy in March. The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% and ended the week with a 5.6% loss, its worst in seven months. Sharp drops in big technology stocks drove much of the selling, reflecting worries that expectations built too high for some of the market’s biggest stars, including Apple and Amazon. Investo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, Congress, Washington, France, Germany, Sport, Soccer, United States, Treasury, Sharp, Donald Trump, Big Five

Facebook hits pause on algorithmic recommendations for political and social issue groups

With just days to go before the U.S. election, Facebook quietly suspended one of its most worrisome features. During Wednesday’s Senate hearing Senator Ed Markey asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about reports that his company has long known its group recommendations push people toward more extreme content. Zuckerberg responded that the company had actually disabled that feature for certain groups — a fact Facebook had not previously announced. “Senator, we have taken the step of stopping re...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Government, Senate, Germany, Tech, Policy, Michigan, Facebook Groups, Zuckerberg, Trump, Misinformation, Markey, Ed Markey, 2020 Election

This creepy 'haunted' Zoom call uses deepfakes to put words in your mouth — and serves as a powerful warning about the threats posed by cutting-edge misinformation techniques

A Halloween video uses a Zoom call and deep fakes. Take This Lollipop 2 Filmmakers have created a chillling interactive video that features looming figures in a video conference and deepfakes of viewers.  The on-screen experience creates a videoconference call in which a figure appears behind viewers, and viewers appear to say things they didn't as their likeness is manipulated.  The filmmakers say the project shows how easily deepfakes can be created, representing a real cybersecurity con...
Tags: Facebook, Halloween, Enterprise, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Southwest, Jason Zada, Jeff Elder, Zada, Tech Insider, Jason Nickel

How your drink of choice is linked to who you're voting for in 2020

Cartons of White Claw, a flavored alcoholic fizz in a can are on display at the Round The Clock Deli September 11, 2019 in New York City TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images) In a series of polls conducted from August through October, we asked people about their consumption habits in addition to how they plan to vote. Respondents who abstain from alcohol are 6 percentage points more likely to vote for President Donald Trump, himself a teetotaler. Beer ended up being the most bipartisan dr...
Tags: Election 2020, Politics, INSIDER Data, 2020 Election, Alcohol, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, BI Graphics