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Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic   —  MOSCOW — In a sign of new limits on Facebook's ability to serve as a platform for political opposition movements, the social network on Saturday appeared to have blocked Russian users from accessing a page calling …
Dec 21, 2014, 9:20 AMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Republicans prepare bill allowing FCC to regulate ISPs under new “Title X” provision to Communications Act instead of Title II   —  Congress wants to legislate net neutrality.  Here's what that might look like.  —  The U.S. Capitol at sunset.  (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Dec 21, 2014, 1:45 AMIn context
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Critical vulnerabilities in SS7 telephony protocol found; tested techniques can decrypt cell phone calls and texts   —  German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls.  —  German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers …
Dec 18, 2014, 3:25 PMIn context
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Sony unlikely to prevail in court if it sues media organizations for publishing stolen data   —  Can Sony sue media outlets who publish the stolen Sony documents?  —  David Boies, representing Sony, has written a letter to various media outlets, demanding that they not publish or otherwise use …
Dec 15, 2014, 3:40 PMIn context
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Uber pressures regulators by mobilizing riders and hiring vast lobbying network   —  OUTSIDE IN: A new era of influence  —  On a Thursday in June, bureaucrats from Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles made their move against Uber Technologies.  The fast-growing ride-for-hire company …
Dec 14, 2014, 12:50 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
A privacy policy for cars: What automakers know about you (and what they're doing with it)   —  If you use a road service like OnStar, you know that your car can track your location and send an ambulance automatically if you crash.  What you might not know is that your car manufacturer stores …
Dec 10, 2014, 8:30 AMIn context
Anna Fifield / Washington Post:
North Korea denies hacking Sony but calls the breach a ‘righteous deed’   —  TOKYO — North Korea has denied hacking Sony Pictures' computer systems in retaliation for its movie “The Interview,” which revolves around a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un.
Dec 7, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Source: Uber gave a job applicant access to rider data for a full day, a claim the company didn't deny in its response   —  Is Uber's rider database a sitting duck for hackers?  —  Before #Ubergate recedes entirely from the news, let's pause on one aspect of the story that hasn't gotten …
Dec 2, 2014, 4:15 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is actively exploring a 2016 presidential run but faces criticism from prominent Republicans amid failed 2010 Senate race   —  Carly Fiorina actively explores 2016 presidential run but faces GOP critics  —  On a Republican presidential debate stage expected …
Nov 27, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Comcast testing feature to track technicians in real-time; trials begin outside Boston this week, will be rolled out nationally 2015   —  Comcast is testing a way to tell you exactly when the cable guy is coming  —  Comcast is trying out a way to let customers track technicians.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Nov 20, 2014, 6:50 PMIn context

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