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Surprise, Facebook Reportedly Gave Companies Your Friends’ Data After It Said It Wouldn’t

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but it looks like Facebook may have been sharing more of your data than you thought it was. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the social network cut deals with a number of companies to provide access to user records and friend data even after its policy change that…

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How Rogers, Telus and Bell sell access to your location data to third-party companies

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A joint venture between Canada’s three largest telecom companies has been selling the real-time location of its subscribers to third parties such as banks and insurance companies that use it for identification verification and other purposes. The telcos say it’s always with your explicit consent.


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Vectra, which helps companies detect cyberattacks by using AI to analyze network traffic, raises $36M Series D, bringing total raised to $123M (Blair Hanley Frank/VentureBeat)

Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat:
Vectra, which helps companies detect cyberattacks by using AI to analyze network traffic, raises $ 36M Series D, bringing total raised to $ 123M  —  Vectra, a company that helps enterprises detect cyberattacks by applying machine learning to their network traffic, announced today …


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Settlement with Waymo is a big win for Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and opens a way for rapprochement between the two companies (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)

Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Settlement with Waymo is a big win for Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and opens a way for rapprochement between the two companies  —  The courtroom has been cleared, the lights are off in the spillover room on the 19th floor and the initial takes are in on the Uber vs. Waymo trial.


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Trump launches initiative to expand FAA rules on drone testing to include flights over people, beyond line-of-sight, more, for companies and local government (Benny Evangelista/San Francisco Chronicle)

Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Trump launches initiative to expand FAA rules on drone testing to include flights over people, beyond line-of-sight, more, for companies and local government  —  The Trump administration on Wednesday smoothed the way for companies like Alphabet and Amazon to ramp up testing of drones for package deliveries and other commercial uses.


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