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Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
DoJ says DreamHost warrant was too broad, states it has no interest in records relating to 1.3M IP addresses of visitors to anti-Trump site   —  The US Department of Justice is rescinding its request for IP logs that would have revealed visitors to a website used to plan a protest during Donald Trump's inauguration.
Aug 22, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince says firm has stopped protecting Daily Stormer from DDoS attacks, explains his discomfort with policy reversal in email to staff   —  Internet companies typically take a hands-off approach to offensive content on their networks, erring on the side of maintaining an open internet.
Aug 16, 2017, 6:43 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: Here's The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google   —  Update 7:25pm ET: Google's new Vice President of Diversity, Integrity & Governance Danielle Brown has issued her own memo to Google employees in response to the now-viral memo, “Google's Ideological Echo Chamber.”
Aug 5, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Facebook announces $500K investment in Defending Digital Democracy, a group that combats election hacking and disinformation campaigns   —  Facebook is sponsoring the efforts of former Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney campaign managers to combat hacking and disinformation campaigns designed to interfere with elections.
Jul 26, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
In filing, Uber suggests Levandowski downloaded Waymo IP as negotiating tactic for $120M bonus, reasserts that Kalanick told him to not share IP on discs   —  Uber laid out new details in a court filing today about how it learned the former lead of its self-driving car unit, Anthony Levandowski …
Jun 28, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context
Gizmodo:
GOP data firm Deep Root Analytics accidentally exposed personal info of 198M+ US voters, including addresses, birthdates, and issue-by-issue sentiment analysis   —  Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted …
Jun 19, 2017, 9:45 AMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
PayPal files suit in Manhattan federal court against Pandora claiming its new “P” logo is “unlawfully similar” to PayPal's logo   —  PayPal sued Pandora on Friday, claiming that the struggling music streaming service ripped off its distinctive blue logo in the hopes of piggybacking on PayPal's popularity.
May 22, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Former NSA director Michael Hayden explains why the spy agency will stop collecting Americans' emails about foreign targets   —  Earlier today, the NSA announced its intentions to limit a surveillance technique that had a nasty side effect of sweeping up communications to and from Americans.
Apr 30, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Uber now lets users delete accounts without contacting support, adds new privacy features for notifications, location sharing   —  Uber announced today that it will make it easier for users to delete their accounts and access their privacy settings.  Now, the company will let users delete …
Apr 28, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
In setback for Uber, court denies Levandowski's request to use Fifth Amendment to prevent full disclosure of documents concerning Uber's purchase of Otto   —  Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the legal battle between Google and Uber over driverless-car technology, has suffered a setback.
Apr 25, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context

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