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Hilary Osborne / The Guardian:
UK payday lender Wonga says personal data of up to 270K customers may have been stolen in a data breach   —  Personal details from hundreds of thousands of accounts may have been illegally accessed, admits payday lender  —  More than a quarter of a million customers of payday loan firm Wonga …
Apr 10, 2017, 8:05 AMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
US Department of Labor says in court that it found “systemic” pay disparities against women at Google; Google disputes findings, says gov't provided no data   —  Allegations of possible employment violations emerge at court hearing as part of lawsuit to compel company, a federal contractor, to provide compensation data
Apr 7, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Sam Thielman / The Guardian:
Interview with Tim Berners-Lee on his 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award, the recent privacy vote, clickbait, and online advertisements   —  As the world wide web creator accepts the prestigious Turing award, he talks to Sam Thielman about the US Congress's rollback of privacy rules and fake news
Apr 4, 2017, 10:15 PMIn context
Sam Thielman / The Guardian:
After accidents, Tesla has selectively released driver data logs to media that even drivers can't access, raising concerns over privacy, incomplete storytelling   —  The luxury car maker is quick to divulge data to suggest its technology was not responsible for crashes but refuses to let drivers themselves see the data logs
Apr 4, 2017, 5:30 AMIn context
Haroon Siddique / The Guardian:
Number of incidents in UK involving drones reported to police is up over 12x in past 2 years to 3,456; allegations include burglary “scoping” exercises   —  Complaints to police include claims of burglary ‘scoping’, mid-air near-misses and the smuggling of contraband into prisons
Apr 3, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Uber to shut down in Denmark next month, where it has ~2K drivers, after new taxi laws mandate cabs be fitted with seat occupancy sensors and fare meters   —  US firm says it ‘must take the consequences’ of new rules requiring cabs to be fitted with seat occupancy sensors and fare metres
Mar 28, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
Facial recognition databases used by FBI have photos of about half of US adults without consent; algorithm for matches more likely to misidentify black people   —  Database contains photos of half of US adults without consent, and algorithm is wrong nearly 15% of time and is more likely to misidentify black people
Mar 27, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
UK regulator Ofcom proposes rules that would force ISPs to automatically compensate customers for slow repairs or missed deadlines and appointments   —  Telecoms watchdog proposes making providers pay automatic compensation for 7.2m customer service failings each year
Mar 27, 2017, 4:00 AMIn context
Elle Hunt / The Guardian:
Facebook starts flagging potential fake news stories as “disputed by multiple, independent fact-checkers”   —  Feature - which flags content as ‘disputed’ - trialled on story that falsely claimed thousands of Irish people were brought to the US as slaves
Mar 23, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context
Ewen MacAskill / The Guardian:
According to WikiLeaks docs, CIA and MI5/BTSS developed program that used Samsung F8000 TVs as covert listening devices   —  The 8,761 documents published by WikiLeaks focus mainly on techniques for hacking and surveillance  —  The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment …
Mar 7, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context

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