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… for criminal activity, that raises red flags, as well. While Twitter hasn’t been able to do much about rampant racism, it has been firm with law enforcement about perceived snooping. Most recently, after an American Civil Liberties Union report accused surveillance startup GeoFeedia of “spying,” Twitter and Facebook cut off GeoFeedia’s data stream…
… changes to our advertising products. We will: Build tools to detect and automatically disable the use of ethnic affinity marketing for certain types of ads: We will disable the use of ethnic affinity marketing for ads that we identify as offering housing, employment or credit. There are many non-discriminatory uses of our ethnic affinity solution…
Criticism against the search giant for allegedly spying on its users isn’t going unheard, as Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt reportedly shot back in defense of his company at a conference at the Cato Institute today: “I hear this perception that somehow we’re not playing by the rules of modern society, I think it’s wrong. Google has worked very hard to improve your privacy.
… Facebook will begin sending anonymized information on the ages and genders of viewers of specific television shows to ratings-measurement outfit Nielsen this fall, the Los Angeles Times reported. The two companies told the Times the information Nielsen sends to the social network will be in the form of numerical codes, meaning that Facebook won't…