Four small tech firms filed a class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, accusing Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of running a vast anticompetitive scheme in an attempt to solidify long-term market dominance. The plaintiffs include Cir.cl, an online marketplace and social network; Beehive Biometric, an [...]

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The Norwegian Consumer Council, a nonprofit organization, released a report Tuesday alleging that dating app Grindr is in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The group has filed formal complaints against Grindr and five ad companies with the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (DPA). The tests revealed that Grindr shares location and device [...]

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U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson joined with eleven advocacy groups on Tuesday in calling upon the Department of Justice (DOJ) to open an immediate investigation into the conditions in Mississippi prisons. A twenty-three page letter addressed to Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the DOJ Civil Rights Division alleged violations of prisoners’ rights and safety, noting [...]

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Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera signed a law on Monday allowing a referendum on a new constitution for the country. The law was passed by the Chilean congress last week following more than two months of violent protests. The vote is scheduled for April 26, and asks voters two questions: should Chile have a new constitution [...]

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Following the arrest of dozens of protesters during demonstrations on Kazakhstan’s Independence Day on Monday, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced Friday that the nation would begin moving toward liberalizing laws about rallies and the formation of political parties. Rallies without official approval are illegal in Kazakhstan, which prompted the arrests at Monday’s demonstrations in the capital [...]

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