Huawei banned by U.K. amid China’s aggressive foreign policy

Decision stands in stark contrast to previous, more tolerant stance

Facebook’s decisions on hate speech deemed “setback” for Civil Rights

Two-year independent audit interviewed hundreds of civil rights organizations and activists

Republican Senators propose “Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act”

Proponents highlight goal of protecting children from exploitation, opponents outline data privacy risks

Google updates privacy settings

Google will automatically delete search, speech, and location data for new users after 18 months

Microsoft announces shutdown of Mixer and transition of community to Facebook Gaming

Popular streamers considering move back to Amazon-owned Twitch

Spotify, Google, and Apple make significant changes to ad tech

Among them is a “shoppable” video ad

Department of Justice proposes adjustments to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996

Recommendations would alter civil liability protections given to online platforms