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TLDR: Zuckerberg Sued, Xiaomi Probe, Twitter, TikTok, DuckDuckGo, E-Commerce, Indian IT, Texas Social Media Law

TLDR: Mark Zuckerberg Sued, Xiaomi Probe, India At WTO, TikTok, DuckDuckGo

Mark Zuckerberg Sued For Cambridge Analytica Scandal By D.C. Meta CEO and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been sued by the District of Columbia (DC), alleging his personal liability for the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach case of 2017 on grounds of his participation and knowledge of company decisions. The personal data of millions of Facebook users was breached, harvested, and allegedly used to manipulate the 2016 U.S. elections by data mining firm Cambridge Analytica. [Read more]  Indian Agencies Criticized For Treating Patent Fees As Money Laundering A tech industry lobby group has flagged Indian authorities’ ‘ignorance’ of patent fees, after Chinese tech giant Xiaomi was raided in April on money laundering allegations. Without naming the case, the letter by India Cellular and Electronics Association says that accusations of illegal royalty payments will have a “chilling effect” on the Indian business environment. It said that Indian agencies are not “well briefed” on royalty fees and view it as moving money abroad.  [Read More]  Twitter Fined $150 Million By U.S. For Privacy, Data Violations The U.S. Department of Justice fined microblogging platform Twitter for user privacy violations between 2013 and 2019. Twitter used account contact information to deliver targeted ads to users. Emails and phone numbers received for signing up were being used for its internal personalised advertisements system. This is a repeat of the same issue it had been flagged by the Federal Trade Commission in 2011. [Read more]  214 Mn. Hyperlocal E-Commerce Customers In India By Year End, Says Report…

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