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Adam Mosseri vs Congress: Why the Senate believes Instagram is bad for kids

Instagram is in the crosshairs of Congress. The social app’s chief, Adam Mosseri, is expected to testify before a Senate panel in the week of December 6. Mosseri will appear as part of a series of hearings about online safety for kids, The New York Times reports. The hearing will be led by Senator Richard Blumenthal, who heads the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. “After bombshell reports about Instagram’s toxic impacts, we want to hear straight from the company’s leadership w...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Congress, Senate, New York Times, Insider, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Commerce, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Plugged

You can now ask Google to stop your child's pictures from showing up in searches

Chesnot/Getty Images Google is allowing anyone under the age of 18 to remove their images from search results. Google originally announced increased protections for children and teens in August, promoting internet safety. Google hopes this change will give younger people more control over their digital footprint. Google is allowing anyone under the age of 18, or their parent or guardian, to remove their images from search results.This policy change was enacted on Wednesday and is part of...
Tags: Google, Images, Photos, News, Children, Internet, Youtube, Trends, Google Search, Teenagers, Internet Access, Internet Safety, Safe, Minors, Google Account, Senate Commerce

Tech's Message To the Hill: We're Not Facebook

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat will appear before Congress Tuesday with a key priority: distinguishing their practices from Facebook's. From a report: Facebook is under attack, and its tech peers don't want to get caught in the crossfire as lawmakers mull legislation to rein in the company. At the hearing before the Senate Commerce consumer protection subcommittee, representatives from TikTok, YouTube and Snap will focus on ways their services differ from Facebook and Instagram and measures they'v...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Tech, Snapchat, Senate Commerce, Leslie Miller, Michael Beckerman, Tiktok, TikTok YouTube, Jennifer Stout, YouTube Kids Made for Kids

Facebook Ads Are the Most Noticeable

Source: StatistaMore than half of the participants in a Statista Global Consumer Survey identify Facebook as a platform where advertisements are prominent and noticeable. When taking its subsidiary Instagram into consideration, the gap of obvious versus subtle ad delivery between Facebook products and competitor sites like TikTok and Twitter seems even larger. U.S. respondents in particular thought of Facebook and Instagram as the platforms with the most noticeable ads, with a share of 64 and...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, UK, Instagram, Germany, Ad, Radio, United States, United Kingdom, Statista, Senate Commerce, General Interest, Statista Global Consumer Survey, Frances Haugen, StatistaMore

"Facebook, whistleblower Frances Haugen says of her former employer, is this generation’s Big Tobacco, 'hooking kids' on its products and lying about its business practices...."

"'It’s just like cigarettes,' Haugen said this week in testimony before a Senate Commerce subcommittee. 'Teenagers don’t have good self-regulation. They say explicitly, "I feel bad when I use Instagram, and yet I can’t stop."'... Society doesn’t have an interest in keeping children away from these technologies entirely as it does with cigarettes; rather, there is a public interest in preventing predatory targeting of minors and a countervailing interest in protecting free expression and encourag...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Smoking, Law, Congress, Society, Addiction, Big Tobacco, Senate Commerce, James Hohmann, Ann Althouse, Analogies, Hohmann, Haugen, Frances Haugen

Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Testifies On Capitol Hill; Tells Senators ‘We Must Act Now’

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Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, Congress, Cbs News, Senate, SEC, Capitol Hill, Bay Area, KPIX, San Jose State University, Senate Commerce, Rob Enderle, Enderle

US Lawmakers Demand Facebook Probes; Whistleblower Says Children Harmed

U.S. lawmakers pounded Facebook on Tuesday, accusing CEO Mark Zuckerberg of pushing for higher profits while being cavalier about user safety and they demanded regulators investigate whistleblower accusations that the social media company harms children and stokes divisions. Reuters: Coming a day after Facebook and its units including Instagram suffered a major outage, whistleblower Frances Haugen testified in a congressional hearing that "for more than five hours Facebook wasn't used to deepen ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, US, Tech, Capitol Hill, Zuckerberg, Reuters, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Marsha Blackburn, Senate Commerce, Haugen, Frances Haugen, Whistleblower Says Children Harmed

Auto Suppliers Just Realized EVs Will Cost Them Jobs

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has informed a Senate Commerce subcommittee on transportation that the Biden Administration’s penchant for electric vehicles is starting to get under its skin. The union is recommending that the United States avoid setting any timeline for the proposed banning of internal combustion vehicles because it might cost a staggering […] The post Auto Suppliers Just Realized EVs Will Cost Them Jobs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Senate Commerce, Biden Administration, Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association MEMA

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai to testify at Senate Commerce hearing Wednesday

Less than one week remains before Americans go to the polls on Election Day. With this timing in mind, amid a pandemic, the Republican senators who lead the Senate Commerce Committee have decided to urgently compel the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google to answer to unfounded Rethuglican allegations of anti-conservative bias on social media. — Read the rest
Tags: Google, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Republicans, Social Media, Tech News, Gop, Sundar Pichai, Twitter Facebook, Senate Commerce, Senate Commerce Committee, Jack Dorsey Facebook s Mark Zuckerberg Google

Facebook and Google are back in the spotlight ahead of key earnings and a possibly testy congressional hearing. Here's what to expect during tech's big week.

The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images Big tech companies will be scrutinized by both lawmakers and shareholders this week, when three chief executives are set to testify before Congress and a slew of companies report their third-quarter earnings. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will face a Senate panel Wednesday as lawmakers push to repeal or rewrite the legal protections that they say shield tech giants from accountability, frequently refe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Senate, Trends, Tech, House, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Department Of Justice

Senate Commerce votes to issue subpoenas to CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter

The Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter, in Washington's latest attack on Big Tech.
Tags: Washington, Cnn, Facebook Google, Senate Commerce, Senate Commerce Committee

Top FTC official is so such a corporate shill that he has conflicts of interest for 100 companies, including Equifax and Facebook

Andrew Smith is Trump's chief of the FTC Consumer Protection Bureau, in charge of investigating companies that abuse Americans -- but he can't, because he has previously provided services for over 100 of America's largest companies, including Facebook, a whack of payday lenders, Amazon, American Airlines, Amex, BoA, Capital One, Citigroup, John Deere, Equifax, Expedia, Experian, Glaxosmithkline, Goldman Sachs, Jpmorgan, Linkedin, Microsoft, Paypal, Redbubble, Twitter, Sotheby's, Transunion, Ube...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, America, Social Security, Smith, Donald Trump, Ftc, Trump, Andrew Smith, Public Citizen, Equifax, Makena, Senate Commerce, Cambridge Analytica, Amazon PayPal

Google, Twitter pressed to follow Facebook into Senate hearings

The CEOs of Google and Twitter may be next to follow Mark Zuckerberg into a gauntlet of congressional hearings.Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune said he's considering another public hearing on data privacy and spoke with representatives of Alphabet Inc.'s Google this week, suggesting the company send CEO Sundar Pichai to answer questions."I've told them I'd like to have them come in and talk to us about data privacy and maybe some of the other social media platforms as well," Thune says. "It'l...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Senate, Advertising, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet Inc, Google Twitter, Thune, John Thune, Senate Commerce

Reviewing Your 2017 Predictions and Making Your 2018 Picks

It’s official, 2017 is over so it’s time to look back and see how you all did with your predictions. A year ago, I reviewed 2016 predictions and asked for your thoughts on 2017. There were a ton of entries last year, so I’ve picked the most popular themes to address here. If you had a prediction you think I shouldn’t have left out because it turned out so well, then start bragging in the comments section! The Alaska/Virgin America Merger Ty – Alaska/Virgin start to build up outside of the wes...
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House Passes Bill To Speed Deployment of Self-Driving Cars

The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years. The bill was passed by a voice vote. State and local officials have raised concern that it limits their ability to protect the safety of their citizens by giving to the federal government sole authority to regu...
Tags: Congress, Senate, House, Michigan, Donald Trump, Fred Upton, Debbie Dingell, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Senate Commerce

VW hires Kenneth Feinberg to handle emission-cheating claims

In this July 17, 2014, file photo, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg, who is administrating a fund to pay crash victims, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 17, 2014, before a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing examining accountability and corporate culture in wake of the GM Recalls. Feinberg, who has worked out payments to victims of the BP Gulf oil spill, General Motors ignition switch scandal and other high-profile cases, has been hired by Volkswagen to do the same th...
Tags: Washington, General Motors, Vw, Gm, Capitol Hill, Volkswagen, Kenneth Feinberg, Feinberg, Senate Commerce