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Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones and Infowars     – CNET
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The social network says new videos prompted the move.

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Facebook bans Alex Jones and InfoWars pages
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Facebook has removed four pages from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying that the channels "repeatedly" violated its hate speech and bullying policies. Last week, Facebook removed four videos from the channels and suspended the controversial radio…

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Uber Bans Driver Who Secretly Livestreamed Hundreds of Passengers
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Lauren Weinstein tipped us off to this story from Mashable: Hundreds of Uber and Lyft rides have been broadcast live on Twitch by driver Jason Gargac this year, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday, all of them without the passengers’ permission. Gargac, who goes by the name JustSmurf on Twitch, regularly records the interior of his […]

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Twitter bans Russia-linked accounts following indictments
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The US' indictment of Russian officers over the DNC hacks is having an effect… at least, on Twitter. The social network has banned accounts for both DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 in response to the indictment. In a statement explaining the suspensions,…

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Iran bans banks from trading cryptocurrencies
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Iran is borrowing a page from China when it comes to regulating money: if your real-world currency is in trouble, crack down on the virtual kind. The country's central bank has banned other banks and financial institutions from buying, selling or pr…

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Twitter Bans 270,000 Accounts For 'Promoting Terrorism'
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According to Twitter’s latest transparency report, the social media company removed more than 270,000 accounts around the world for promoting terrorism in the second half of 2017. The number of accounts permanently suspended for sharing what the firm called extremist content between July and December represents a drop for the second period in a row. […]

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MailChimp Bans Emails Promoting Cryptocurrency
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“MailChimp to Cryptocurrency Promoters: Your Fake Money’s No Good Here,” jokes the headline at Gizmodo. The mass emailing service — which sends over a billion emails a day — just updated its Acceptable Use Policy to warn users that MailChimp “does not allow businesses involved in any aspect of the sale, transaction, exchange, storage, marketing, […]

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Facebook bans Trump-linked campaign data firm     – CNET
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The world’s largest social network said it’s banning a data analytics firm, called Cambridge Analytica, after reports it lied about how it treated user data.

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Google temporarily bans addiction center ads globally following exposure of seedy referral deals
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 Google is temporarily halting advertisements worldwide for addiction and rehabilitation centers, following a report last week showing it was acting as a platform for shady referral services earning huge undisclosed commissions. Read More

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