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Demands Grow for Facebook to Explain Its Privacy Policies. A parade of regulators, politicians and law enforcement officials demanded to know more about Facebook's privacy practices on Monday, as the fallout from the company's relationship with a political data firm continued to spread. (New York Times)
Congress wants to drag Google and Twitter into Facebook's privacy crisis. A panel of Senate lawmakers aims to grill the top executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter next month, the latest indication that the controversy surrounding Facebook's data privacy practices now threatens to envelop the whole of Silicon Valley. (Washington Post)
Companies Seek Ways to Hold On to Customer Data Under New EU Privacy Law. Nicholas Oliver gathers reams of personal information about users of his mobile app: age, sex,location, profession, relationship status, and more-and uses it to send them targeted advertising. (Bloomberg)
British PM May says EU looking at interim taxes on digital firms. Britain and the European Union are looking at whether interim taxation is needed to ensure digital firms are paying the right amount of tax, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. (Reuters)
Canada's Immigration System Leaves Some Employers Wanting. Calgary-area farmer Ray Price has seen a steady increase in demand from Asia for his pork products in recent years but says he can't find enough workers to expand his business. (Wall Street Journal)
Report: ICE uses Facebook data to track immigrants. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses Facebook's data to aid in tracking down immigrants, including finding their cell phone numbers, ahead of its roundups, The Intercept reports. ICE has not returned Axios' request for comment. (Axios)
China draws up plans to promote standardization in electric vehicles. China said it will work to improve levels of standardization in its electric vehicle industry - a sector it is aggressively promoting to help combat smog and to position the country as a leading car-making giant in the future. (Reuters)
Is Silicon Valley over? Some say Silicon Valley has peaked, with some venture capitalists shifting attention to new opportunities in the Midwest, the New York Times reported earlier this month. (Axios)
Women and minorities in tech, by the numbers. If you feel like you keep reading about diversity in tech, well, that's because there is still not enough ... diversity in tech. (Wired)
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