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EU countries fail to agree on privacy rules governing WhatsApp, Skype

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U.S. EU countries fail to agree on privacy rules governing WhatsApp, Skype. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU efforts to create a level playing field between telecoms operators and Facebook's (FB.O) WhatsApp and Microsoft (MSFT.O) unit Skype stalled on Friday after member countries failed to agree on the scope of proposed rules. The European Commission kicked off the process two years ago with its proposal for an ePrivacy regulation which would ensure that tech companies offering online messaging and email services would be subjected to the same tough rules as telecoms providers. Tech companies and some EU countries have criticized the ePrivacy proposal for being too restrictive, putting them at loggerheads with privacy activists who back the plan.

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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Facebook, Bank of America, Home Depot, Amgen and Intuitive

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Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Facebook FB, Bank of America BAC, Home Depot HD, Amgen AMGN and Intuitive ISRG. The Zacks analyst believes that solid mobile ad revenues, driven by impressive growth in Instagram Stories and Feed, and Facebook News Feed, are a major growth driver. The Zacks analyst believes that opening branches in new regions, improved digital offerings, decent loan growth and efforts to control costs will aid profitability despite the Fed’s accommodative monetary policy stance.

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Facebook agrees to provide additional documents in California AG data privacy probe

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Facebook agrees to provide additional documents in California AG data privacy probe. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has agreed to turn over additional documents after the California state attorney general's office went to court earlier this month to compel the social media firm to comply with requests for information in its privacy investigation. It also agreed to a schedule to provide additional documents in December and January. For California's document requests that remain in dispute, a judge will hold a Feb. 19 hearing. In July, Facebook agreed to pay a record-breaking $5-billion fine to resolve a Federal Trade Commission probe into its privacy practices and said it would will boost safeguards on user data.

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Top Stock Reports for Facebook, Bank of America & Home Depot

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The Zacks analyst believes that solid mobile ad revenues, driven by impressive growth in Instagram Stories and Feed, and Facebook News Feed, are a major growth driver. The Zacks analyst believes that opening branches in new regions, improved digital offerings, decent loan growth and efforts to control costs will aid profitability despite the Fed’s accommodative monetary policy stance. The company's enhanced capital deployment actions reflect a strong balance sheet position. However, dismal performance of capital markets continues to hurt the company’s investment banking and trading businesses, which in turn will hamper fee income growth. The Zacks analyst attributed the company’s recent setbacks to lower-than-expected sales results in third-quarter fiscal 2019, which was followed by a slashed view for fiscal 2019.

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Blockchain In Media, Advertising, And Entertainment Strategic Insights 2019 – Google Llc., Microsoft Corporation., Facebook Inc., Amazon Web Services Inc., Ibm Corporation – The Market Publicist

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Blockchain In Media, Advertising, And Entertainment market has been thoroughly scrutinized and then carefully demarcated by geographic locations which are based on major economic regions and their topographical regions. The Blockchain In Media, Advertising, And Entertainment market is highly competitive and consists of a number of major players: GOOGLE LLC., MICROSOFT CORPORATION., FACEBOOK INC., AMAZON WEB SERVICES INC., IBM CORPORATION., ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED., SALESFORCE.COM INC., BAIDU INC., SNAP INC., CLARABRIDGE INC., HOOTSUITE MEDIA INC., MELTWATER NEWS US INC., CRIMSON HEXAGON INC. and SPROUT SOCIAL INC and others. The blockchain is now used in various sectors of the manufacturing industry, such as consumer electronics, media and entertainment, automotive, aerospace, and defense, textile, energy, and power, food and beverages, etc. –Analytical Tools: Blockchain In Media, Advertising, And Entertainment Market report includes the accurately studied and assessed data of the key industry players and their scope in the market by means of a number of analytical tools.

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Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as "incompatible" with human rights

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"The companies’ surveillance-based business model forces people to make a Faustian bargain, whereby they are only able to enjoy their human rights online by submitting to a system predicated on human rights abuse. Firstly, an assault on the right to privacy on an unprecedented scale, and then a series of knock-on effects that pose a serious risk to a range of other rights, from freedom of expression and opinion, to freedom of thought and the right to non-discrimination." There is now a huge weight of consensus criticism around surveillance-based decision-making -- from Apple's own Tim Cook through scholars such as Shoshana Zuboff and Zeynep Tufekci to the United Nations -- that's itself been fed by a steady stream of reportage of the individual and societal harms flowing from platforms' pervasive and consentless capturing and hijacking of people's information for ad-based manipulation and profit. That surveillance capitalism's abusive modus operandi is now inspiring governments to follow suit -- aping the approach by developing their own data-driven control systems to straitjacket citizens -- is exceptionally chilling. But while the arguments against digital surveillance are now very familiar what's still sorely lacking is an effective regulatory response to force reform of what is at base a moral failure -- and one that's been allowed to scale so big it's attacking the democratic underpinnings of Western society. Amnesty's report notes there is now a whole surveillance industry feeding this beast -- from adtech players to data brokers -- while pointing out that the dominance of Facebook and Google, aka the adtech duopoly, over "the primary channels that most of the world relies on to engage with the internet" is itself another harm, as it lends the pair of surveillance giants "unparalleled power over people's lives online".

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Google latest tech giant to crack down on political ads as pressure on Facebook grows

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Google will no longer allow political advertisers to target voters based on their political affiliation, the company announced Wednesday, in a move that will increase pressure on Facebook to limit micro-targeting. Google also plans to “clarify” its ad policies around false claims to explicitly ban doctored video and images known as “deepfakes”, misleading claims about the census, and “demonstrably false claims” that could undermine trust in elections or the democratic process. Under Google’s new rules, ads that refer to candidates, political parties or ballot measures will be barred from using some of Google’s powerful tools that combine data sources and target individual users, according to an email to advertisers shared by the Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker’s deputy campaign manager. Google, Twitter and Facebook have all introduced transparency tools that allow voters and researchers to view the political ads campaigns are running following the 2016 US presidential election, when a Russian influence operation used the various social media platforms to interfere with the election. But criticism has continued to dog the companies as elections approach in the US and UK.

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Google, Facebook at Center of Escalating Political-Ad Tension

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Trump campaign officials pressured Facebook to maintain its permissive political advertising rules, while Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced an overhaul of how campaigns may target their messages across the world’s largest search engine. The ability of candidates to show different messages to people based on their physical location, age, or other characteristic, referred to as micro-targeting, has become an increasing focus of the broader debate about political advertising online. Carolyn Everson, a Facebook vice president, said Monday at a Recode conference that the social-media company wasn’t considering changes to its targeted advertising options for political ads. It spent $44 million on Facebook in the six months before the 2016 election. So far in 2019, the Trump campaign has spent more than $15 million in ads, and is the largest political spender on the platform, according to Facebook’s political ad library.

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Facebook posts with the word 'vote' blocked after leaders' TV election debate

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Facebook posts with the word 'vote' blocked after leaders' TV election debate. Posts containing the word "vote" have been blocked from appearing on Facebook, raising fears about censorship, Sky News can exclusively reveal. The issue appears to have affected people in the UK using Safari and Chrome browsers. However posts on the social media giant's app were unaffected. "I was really worried," said Dan See, a Facebook user who posted "Don't vote for Boris Johnson" after watching the leaders' debate on ITV.

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Glenn Greenberg Exits Facebook, Trims Alphabet

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Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio), leader of Brave Warrior Advisors LLC, sold shares of the following stocks during the third quarter. The return on equity of 13.22% and return on assets of 6.81% are outperforming 55% of companies in the homebuilding and construction industry. Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 1.92% of outstanding shares, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.95%, Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%. The company, which produces natural gas in the U.S. and Canada, has a market cap of $617.67 million and an enterprise value of $7.55 billion.

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