The announcement of the planned change sparked protests and widespread migration to other messenger apps earlier this year. Facebook therefore postponed the deadline originally planned for February 8th. The company emphasized that nothing would change, especially for European users – although Facebook explicitly reserved new uses of user data in the text of the conditions.
Zuckerberg stood up for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is said to have personally ensured that the company dealt with the right-wing extremist conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in 2019, reports “Buzzfeed News”. Zuckerberg overruled internal experts and did not want to see Jones defined as a “hate figure”. This ensured that third party posts who shared Jones’ content were not removed.
Google fires another ethics researcher
Google fired a second ethics researcher within a few months. Margaret Mitchell was released after a five week suspension. Google claims it exfiltrated sensitive documents. According to “Axiox” Mitchell looked for signs of discrimination against her former co-boss Timnit Gebru. Gebru was fired in December after writing a research paper critical of Google.
Bitcoin continues to break records
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin continued to soar over the weekend. At times it was worth more than $ 58,000. In the meantime there has been another significant relapse, on Monday morning it was quoted at below $ 54,000.
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