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Viewpoint: Keeping the Human Element in AI Claims Management

Without a doubt, artificial intelligence (AI) is a valuable driver of innovation in today’s insurance industry. Unfortunately, the predominant attitude toward AI in our culture still hangs on a suspicion that people will lose their livelihoods as their jobs are …

Iran-Backed Hackers Accused of Targeting Critical US Sectors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers linked to the Iranian government have been targeting a “broad range of victims” inside the United States, including by deploying ransomware, according to an advisory issued Wednesday by American, British and Australian officials. The advisory says …

Zuckerberg’s Early Notes on Privacy Now Haunt Facebook in Suit

If Mark Zuckerberg’s “juvenile jottings” on privacy from 15 years ago still exist, they’re about to be pored over by lawyers. Facebook Inc. was ordered by a court-appointed referee to search for any personal notes by the company founder that …

Judge Approves $650 Million Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) –A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users. U.S. District Judge James Donato approved …

Facebook Appoints its First Chief Compliance Officer Amid Ongoing Scrutiny

ViacomCBS Inc’s top compliance official, Henry Moniz, is moving to Facebook Inc as the social media platform’s first chief compliance officer, as Facebook faces scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers. “We are pleased to confirm that Henry Moniz will be joining …

Facebook Worries Smaller Rivals With Openness on Liability

Facebook Inc. says it’s time to rethink the legal immunity that protects it from lawsuits over what users post online, a position that’s leaving smaller websites concerned about the cost of accepting more responsibility for what appears on their platforms. …

Google and Others Back Facebook Lawsuit Over Surveillance Tool

Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and other tech giants asked for permission to join Facebook Inc.’s legal fight against an Israeli company that the social media company accuses of installing malware on the phones of unsuspecting users. The companies asked the …

Facebook Sweetens Biometric Privacy Accord to $650 Million

Facebook Inc. bowed to a judge’s concerns and proposed increasing its settlement offer to $650 million to resolve claims by users that the company illegally gathered biometric data through a photo-tagging tool. A federal judge had voiced skepticism about whether …

Justice Department Outlines Broad Overhaul of Social Media Legal Protections

The Justice Department on Wednesday outlined a broad overhaul of legal protections for online platforms such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. if they deliberately promote illegal speech on their websites. The proposals, which could upend the companies’ business …

New Jersey, Other States, Work to Fight Virus Misinformation

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s top homeland security official received nearly nonstop calls in early March from grocery chains, trucking companies and other logistics firms wanting to know if rumors of an impending national lockdown were true. They weren’t, and …