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HUD charges Facebook with targeted discriminatory housing advertisements
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a complaint against Facebook Thursday for its targeted housing advertisement tools that allegedly discriminate against certain demographics. The complaint follows a 2018 statement of inte (More)
Facebook settles civil rights suit over ad discrimination
Facebook announced on Tuesday that a settlement has been reached in a civil rights case against the social media giant, as Facebook has agreed to take proactive steps to prevent advertisers from engaging in unlawful discrimination. Last year the N (More)
New Zealand PM announces gun reform in the wake of mosque attacks
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced in a press conference Monday that lawmakers agree "in principle" to reform the country's gun laws. The announcement comes following the government's first cabinet meeting since two deadly attack (More)
Iran human rights lawyer sentenced to 38 years in prison with 148 lashes: husband
Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh's husband Reza Khandan posted on Facebook Monday that his wife has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes as results of two open cases. Sotoudeh has been charged with spreading information a (More)
UK legislative report: Facebook violated data privacy and competition laws
Facebook "intentionally and knowingly" violated UK data privacy and competition laws, according to a report Monday released Monday by the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The UK lawmakers conducted an 18-month investigation focused (More)
Female Filings: A Look Into the Current Essure Lawsuits
From intrauterine device Mirena, to anticoagulant Xarelto, to gardening weed killer RoundUp, the German conglomerate Bayer has attempted to dip their feet into awe-inspiring advances in many sectors of the science field. Unfortunately, not all of the (More)
ACLU sues Sacramento County Sheriff for blocking activists from official Facebook page
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California on Wednesday filed a complaint against the Sacramento County Sheriff for blocking Black Lives Matter (BLM) leaders from his Facebook page. Tanya Faison and Sonia Lewis brought this c (More)
Venezuela top court prohibits Guaido from leaving or accessing banks
The Supreme Court of Venezuela on Wednesday prohibited opposition leader Juan Guaidó from leaving the country. It has also frozen his Venezuelan bank accounts. These precautionary measures were solicited by the Attorney General Tarek Saab, who ho (More)
Vietnam enforces new security law against Facebook
Only a few days into 2019, Vietnam is threatening to penalize Facebook for violating a new cybersecurity law. The law was approved by Vietnam's National assembly in June and went into effect the first day of 2019, alarming free speech advocates. (More)
Federal appeals court holds blocking access to politician's social media violates First Amendment
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Monday that blocking a critic on a politician's public Facebook page is a violation of the First Amendment. Brian Davison brought suit against Phyllis Randall, the Chair of the Loudoun County, V (More)
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