Facebook is releasing a tool that allows users to transfer their photos directly to Google’s storage service in a bid to give people “control and choice”. The feature will be rolled out to Ireland first as it undergoes testing before being made available worldwide some time in the first half of 2020. Encryption will be used to transfer photos and videos from the platform to safeguard privacy and security, the social network said. The technology is based on code developed through its participation in the open-source Data Transfer Project, which big tech firms including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are also a part of.
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is doubling down on his company's decision to not take down political ads that contain false information. "What I believe is that in a democracy, it's really important that people can see for themselves what politicians are saying, so they can make their own judgments. And, you know, I don't think that a private company should be censoring politicians or news," Zuckerberg told "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King in his first network TV interview with his wife, Priscilla Chan. "But a small group of your employees… about 200 wrote a letter saying that they wish that you would reconsider. 'Because,' they said, 'free speech and paid speech are not the same,'" King said, adding, "Do they have a point?" "Well, this is a clearly a very complex issue, and a lot of people have-- have a lot of different opinions," Zuckerberg said.
The Competition and Markets Authority on Monday opened a request for comment on the deal to see whether it might cause a “substantial lessening of competition”. Looker, which had raised around $280m in venture capital before Google swooped, allows users to visualise and analyse all the data they hold in different cloud services, including those from Amazon, Microsoft and Oracle, in one place. Google said the company would continue to work with its rivals.
December 2, 2019, 10:47 AM UTC. For every Trump campaign ad Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) refuses to take down, there is plenty that it has, in fact, removed for violating its policies, CBS’s 60 minutes reported on Sunday. The company’s two vital subsidiaries Google and YouTube removed more than 300 ads from President Donald Trump’s campaign on their platforms mainly over the summer, 60 minutes found by reviewing the archives of the company’s transparency reports. The video streaming giant courted controversy when it — along with other social media companies — refused to remove a Trump campaign ad that made false claims about another presidential candidate Joe Biden, Quartz reported in November. “No matter who you are, we are trying to enforce our policies in a consistent way for everybody," Wojcicki told 60 minutes. Social media giants are facing increased pressure to monitor political ads on their platforms, and all companies are responding in their own way.
Facebook to allow transfer of photos, videos to Google Photos. Dec 2 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday it has introduced an option to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos. All data transfers will be encrypted and users will be asked for a password before the transfer is initiated, the company said in a blog post. United States Senators Josh Hawley, Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal introduced a bill in late October that would require communications platforms with more than 100 million monthly active members to allow its users to easily move, or port, their data to another network.
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The European Commission said Monday it had begun a "preliminary investigation" into how Facebook and Google collect personal data and what they do with it. Facebook vice president Nick Clegg was asked about the probe during a press conference in Brussels but did not answer directly. A Google spokesman said in an e-mail to AFP: "We use data to make our services more useful and to show relevant advertising, and we give people the controls to manage, delete or transfer their data. In September 2016, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager warned that she would keep a close eye on companies that collect and use data such as Facebook, WhatsApp or Google. Since she began working at the commission in November 2014, Vestager has hit Google with three major fines for abusing its dominant market position in different sectors.
December 2, 2019 at 4:53 am | Updated December 2, 2019 at 5:20 am. LONDON (AP) — Britain’s competition watchdog says it’s investigating Google’s purchase of cloud data analytics company Looker Data Sciences, adding to the regulatory pressures the U.S. tech giant is facing. The Competition and Markets Authority said Monday that it has invited “any interested party” to comment on whether the transaction would “result in a substantial lessening of competition” in the U.K. market. Google said in June it planned to buy Looker, which helps customers “visualize data,” for $2.6 billion in cash to bolster its Google Cloud service.