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Digital News: July 27, 2020

Google Will Extend Employee Work-From-Home Until Summer 2021 (Business Insider)

Google is asking employees to continue working from home until summer 2021. "To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our global voluntary work from home option through June 30, 2021 for roles that don't need to be in the office," Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in an email to employees obtained by Business Insider. Read more:

Facebook’s Sad Summer Continues with a $650 Million Settlement (Recode)

Facebook has agreed to pay $650 million to settle a years-long class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition in what continues to be a less-than-great summer for the social media company. The lawsuit is over Facebook’s photo-tagging feature, which used facial recognition software to identify faces in users’ photos. The state of Illinois, however, has a law against businesses collecting biometric data — which includes facial recognition — without first obtaining consent. Illinois argued that Facebook didn’t get that consent before enabling the new feature by default to its millions of Illinois users, and sued the company in 2015. Read more:

Facebook Will Now Enable Users to Broadcast their Messenger Rooms via Facebook Live (Social Media Today)

With more people looking to connect via video tools, Facebook has announced a new option which will enable Messenger Rooms users to also broadcast their Room via Facebook Live, expanding the audience potential of your group discussion. Read more:

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