On Tuesday Facebook cut off access to a group of New York University researchers collecting data about political advertising on its platform. Now, the Federal Trade Commission is telling Facebook that its purported justification for the move - compliance with a 2019 privacy violation settlement - is “inaccurate.” The researchers were using a special browser extension to collect data on...
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Hi, welcome to the Weekend.It might seem against the holiday spirit to say so, but does anyone really love gift-shopping these days? Even pre-pandemic, it was a stress-inducing affair, loaded with decision fatigue, toy-of-the-year FOMO and ghosts of bad presents past.Into this consumerist minefield has stumbled a strange new entrant: livestream shopping. In this week’s issue, writer Janet...
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