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Scoop: The White House is in the early stages of determining what a federal approach to online data privacy should look like, according to Axios' Shannon Vavra, Kim Hart and David McCabe.
Why it matters: The preliminary conversations show that the White House wants a voice in the contentious domestic and global debate about how to protect consumer privacy online. So far, Europe’s strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has set the terms of the debate, alarming companies and some regulators in the U.S.
What's happening: Gail Slater, special assistant to President Trump for tech, telecom and cyber policy at the White House National Economic Council, has met with industry groups to discuss possible ways to put in place guardrails for the use of personal data, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
What we’re hearing: Sources pointed to several possible outcomes from the conversations the White House is having.
The White House did not respond to requests for comment.
Go deeper: Shannon, Kim and David have more here.
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While most of the Big Tech companies or their CEOs have spoken out against the Trump administration's family separation policy, there are some notable exceptions.
Meanwhile: A Facebook fundraiser started by Dave and Charlotte Willner has now raised more than $8.8 million to fund legal help for those being detained.
And: Github and Medium took down posts that offered details on individual ICE employees scraped from LinkedIn, saying they violated policies designed to prevent targeting or harassment of individuals. Twitter also pulled down an account that had been tweeting from the same list.
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Fresh off completing its Time Warner deal, AT&T continues on its acquisition spree — reportedly now with Otter Media and AppNexus, Axios' Sara Fischer writes.
What's happening now:
Why it matters: AT&T needs content to build out its new digital advertising and streaming businesses — ventures that will be created in light of its successful acquisition last week of Time Warner Inc.
Plus: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson teased several upcoming acquisitions in a CNBC interview last week.
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All the major U.S. mobile providers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile — now say they will stop selling users’ location data to third-party brokers.
Why it matters: Users' location data is available to wireless carriers almost instantaneously. Carriers sold the data to brokers who then resold it without cellphone owners' knowledge or consent, per the Associated Press.
My thought bubble: Several of the carriers, particularly AT&T and Verizon, want to use location and other data on their subscribers to serve up more targeted (and therefore more valuable) advertising. If halting sales of that data to third parties will turn down the heat, they probably see that as a small price to pay.
Go deeper: Axios' intern Marisa Fernandez has more here.
OK, I knew I needed to end on a positive note, something to restore a bit of faith in humanity. So here it goes: Check out Senegal fans at the World Cup stopping to clean up their section of the stands after a historic victory against Poland.