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Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Uber now allows riders who want extra privacy to input an intersection instead of an address as a drop-off or pickup location   —  Uber changed its app Thursday to allow riders to enter an intersection instead of an address as a drop-off or pickup location.  That way, customers can give …
Apr 13, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Washington Post:
FCC's Ajit Pai and FTC's Maureen Ohlhausen on why FCC's ISP privacy rules were bad, and how FTC's authority to police ISPs' privacy practices will be restored   —  Ajit Pai is chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  Maureen Ohlhausen is acting chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.
Apr 5, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
Washington Post:
White House team led by Jared Kushner to work with tech titans like Cook, Gates, and Benioff to modernize tech and data infrastructure of all federal agencies   —  President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy …
Mar 27, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Analysis finds ads for big brands placed on politically extreme and derogatory content across the web, highlighting broader issues with programmatic advertising   —  Follow The Post's tech blog, The Switch, where technology and policy connect.  —  As the owner of a small business in liberal Massachusetts …
Mar 26, 2017, 1:15 AMIn context
Todd C. Frankel / Washington Post:
Apple temporarily stopped buying cobalt mined by hand in Congo after Sky News news found continuing problems with child labor and harsh work conditions   —  Apple said it has temporarily stopped buying cobalt mined by hand in Congo following a recent investigation by British broadcaster Sky News …
Mar 3, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
AT&T debuts $100/mo “unlimited” data plan that doesn't require DirecTV subscription, but speed is throttled after 22GB usage; additional lines cost $40/mo each   —  AT&T on Thursday announced an expanded version of its unlimited data plan that does not require an additional subscription to a pay-TV service.
Feb 16, 2017, 5:40 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC revokes permission for nine companies to use $9.25 per month Lifeline credit to subsidize broadband service   —  Regulators are telling nine companies they won't be allowed to participate in a federal program meant to help them provide affordable Internet access to low-income consumers …
Feb 3, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
How Airbnb head of policy Chris Lahane, a former Bill Clinton aide, is helping the company navigate regulatory challenges by striking deals with city officials   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Chris Lehane rarely wears the tailored Italian suits that he was known for during his days as a high-profile Washington operative.
Jan 30, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Clarence Williams / Washington Post:
123 of 187 of Washington DC police CCTV network video recorders were infected with ransomware, unable to record between January 12 and 15   —  Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump's inauguration …
Jan 29, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Court documents: FBI paid eight sources at Geek Squad when they found evidence of child pornography on computers sent in for repair   —  At a giant Best Buy repair shop in Brooks, Ky., Geek Squad technicians work on computers owned by people across the country, delving into them to retrieve lost data.
Jan 11, 2017, 2:50 AMIn context

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