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TECH 28 Jun 2016 | 5:24 AM

US senator, opposing FBI email data grabs, places hold on spy bill

A Democratic senator prevented legislation from being quickly considered that would expand the FBI's power to use secretive surveillance orders to obtain some Internet records, arguing it would lead to a "dramatic erosion" of US privacy rights.

TECH 01 Jul 2019 | 4:46 AM

Facebook to ban US census interference to allay undercount worries

Facebook Inc will ban content that misrepresents the 2020 US census to suppress participation by minority communities, the latest step by the social media company to quell criticism from civil rights advocates.

Technology 19 Mar 2021 | 5:51 AM

Twitter asks: when should we cut off rule-breaking world leaders?

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Thursday it will seek public input on when and how it should ban world leaders, saying it was reviewing policy and considering whether the leaders should be held to the same rules as other users. Social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook Inc have been under scrutiny for the way they handle accounts of politicians and government officials, particularly following their ban on former U.S. President Donald Trump's account for inciting violence after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

Technology 25 Mar 2021 | 6:34 PM

'Yes or no?' U.S. lawmakers fume over Big Tech's answers on misinformation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -In their first appearance before Congress since Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter were asked by U.S. lawmakers whether their platforms bore some responsibility for the riot: "yes or no?"

Technology 27 Mar 2021 | 1:03 AM

'Yes or no?' U.S. lawmakers fume over Big Tech's answers on misinformation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In their first appearance before Congress since Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter were asked by U.S. lawmakers whether their platforms bore some responsibility for the riot: "yes or no?"