Facebook slammed in audit for ‘heartbreaking decisions’ that set back civil rights

An 89-page report released Wednesday questions Facebook’s commitment to tackling civil right challenges.  Angela Lang/CNET Despite improvements to its platform, Facebook has made “vexing and heartbreaking decisions” with “real world consequences that are serious setbacks for civil rights,” says an independent audit of the social network’s practices and policies, released Wednesday.  The 89-page report, led by […]

Tinder tests Face to Face video chat

Tinder is testing a video chat feature. Tinder The dating app Tinder said Wednesday that it’ll begin testing a new video chat feature called Face to Face for some users in 13 countries, including the US. Tinder said it aims to make people feel comfortable and in...

Tech CEO apologizes after racist rant against Asian family goes viral

Video of the incident went viral after being posted to social media. Screenshot by CNET A San Francisco tech CEO was caught on video this weekend unleashing a racist tirade against an Asian family at a restaurant in Carmel Valley, California. Footage of the incident,...

US reportedly investigating TikTok again over children’s privacy

TikTok is reportedly again the subject of a children’s privacy probe by federal agencies. Angela Lang/CNET The US Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department are probing allegations that TikTok has failed to meet its obligation to protect children’s...