"Scammers could easily use the tools available to advertisers on social media platforms to systematically target people with bogus ads based on personal details such as their age, interests, or past purchases," the FTC says in a new report exploring scams on social media.
Lawmakers on Thursday advanced a controversial antitrust bill that would prohibit the largest online platforms from giving preference to their own products or services.
A proposed Washington state privacy law would allow people to use a browser-based do-not-track command to opt out of targeted advertising.
Facebook was hit with a lawsuit by Angela Underwood Jacobs, whose brother was was fatally shot during a 2020 protest over the murder of George Floyd.
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