This unsealed evidence is mind-boggling. Not just massive abuse of a (super-)dominant, 360° position in #adtech by Google, but also non-stop collusion with Facebook. Anticompetitive much? TFEU-tastic, if it makes it to Brussels!
With the EU Parliament again considering incredibly short DSA takedown time requirements, it’s a good day to resurface this data about how long real adjudication takes.
Telling platforms to reach conclusions in just a few days = telling them to side with accusers in hard cases.
Govts & media: If you don’t do magic content moderation, you’re bad and will be punished.
Platforms: We’re doing it!
Govts & media: You lied about doing magic content moderation, you’re bad and will be punished.
I’m not even sure who’s the bad guy in this story. But it’s bad.
Facebook was counting on its artificial-intelligence system to make the platform work properly by enforcing its rules against violent or hate-filled speech. But its own documents show the system can't tell the difference between car crashes and cockfights. on.wsj.com/3ja3G1L
Holy crap, this WSJ report on Facebook. It’s even worse than I expected. “He estimated the company’s automated systems removed posts that generated just 2% of the views of hate speech on the platform that violated its rules.” /1
With this announcement, #Facebook is buying positive press coverage in the EU probably to influence the #DSA/#DMA regulatory debate.
Only what they announced is actually really really terrible: Facebook wants to build the "metaverse" for Europe. 😳
Through a multi-step process, an individual took the records of at least three educators, decoded the HTML source code, and viewed the SSN of those specific educators.
We notified the Cole County prosecutor and the Highway Patrol’s Digital Forensic Unit will investigate.
In theory yes, in practice no. (And again, you know this of course.) Because the #adtech industry is cheating & tricking people with unusable #cookie banners, unreadable #privacy policies & deceitful UI into consenting to things they clearly don't want & have no benefit from.
"A ban on the use of personal data in online ads would bring benefits to individuals & society, would [bring] [...] plenty of opportunity for innovation & starting new companies & it is technically possible. Only with legislation, though, is that future possible."
📢 Irish DPC issues draft decision: In the DPC’s view Facebook can simply choose to include the agreement on data processing in a "contract", which would make the GDPR requirements for "consent" not apply anymore.
Watch our statement here: noyb.eu/en/irish-dpc-greenli…