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Priya Anand / BuzzFeed:
After Uber updated to track user locations five minutes after rides end, EFF asks for a rollback   —  After Uber introduced a controversial app update that tracks users' locations even when they're not using the app, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a leading privacy group, has asked the company roll it back.
Dec 6, 2016, 10:45 AMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
How the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory spread online via 4chan, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, and other websites, culminating in arrest of gunman in Washington D.C.   —  The unhinged conspiracy theory now known as “Pizzagate” has resulted in a man bringing an assault rifle to the DC bar named …
Dec 6, 2016, 1:35 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Snapchat avoids the fake news epidemic by vetting publishers who appear in Discover, hiring human editors for Live Stories, and limiting re-sharing   —  Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO and cofounder  —  Facebook emerged during the U.S. election as a central political and news source …
Dec 4, 2016, 1:50 AMIn context
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Zenefits CEO David Sacks confirms he's stepping down, says search for new CEO has begun; one source says he's open to working in the Trump administration   —  David Sacks is giving up the CEO job less than a year after taking over amid a legal scandal.  —  David Sacks, the CEO of Zenefits …
Dec 3, 2016, 12:52 AMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Secure messaging app Signal's downloads increase 400% after Trump's win, amid anxiety over the future of US surveillance   —  “I think there's a lot of fear, given Trump's alarming statements about surveillance and his penchant for revenge, that he will attempt to use surveillance to crush dissent."
Dec 2, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple marks World AIDS Day with App Store specials and four new (Red)-branded products; proceeds from its (Red)-branded products have raised $120M+ so far   —  It was 2006 when Apple joined the (Red) campaign, an effort to rally the private sector in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Nov 30, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
The White House partners with Stanford University and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to host an event on Wednesday to discuss how tech can help address poverty   —  President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg in 2011  —  Tomorrow, the White House will partner with Stanford University …
Nov 29, 2016, 12:00 AMIn context
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Source: embattled HR startup Zenefits agrees to $7M settlement with California regulators, will keep operating in the state   —  The landmark settlement in Zenefits' home state will resolve the most important regulatory inquiry facing the embattled human resources startup.
Nov 28, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
How the rise of the Internet, Facebook, and fake news has fueled anti-Muslim sentiment in Myanmar   —  YANGON, Myanmar — The internet brought Donald Trump to Myanmar.  Or, at least that's how Shar Ya Wai first remembers hearing about the Republican president-elect.  —  “One day, nobody knew him.
Nov 27, 2016, 7:55 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
How Facebook's fake news problem emerged as it emphasized real-time content, with the debut of its Share button in 2012 and hashtags and Trending in mid-2013   —  As Facebook attempted to capture the fast-moving energy of the news cycle from Twitter, and shied away from policing political content …
Nov 21, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context

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