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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Source: Google's location privacy practices are under investigation in Arizona, in probe initiated by the AG a week after a bombshell report about the practice   —  Google's alleged practice of recording location data about Android device owners even when they believe they have opted …
Sep 11, 2018, 10:57 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Democratic AGs from NY, California, Washington, and elsewhere say they have not been invited to DOJ meeting on tech companies allegedly stifling free speech   —  Democratic attorneys general from key states said they have not yet been invited by the Justice Department to its upcoming review of tech companies …
Sep 8, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Overview of the Senate hearing on foreign influence in social media, which heard testimony from Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey   —  Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey told lawmakers on Wednesday that they are better prepared to combat foreign interference on their platforms …
Sep 5, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Twitter says some organizations that purchase ads related to political issues, like abortion or immigration, will need to disclose more info about themselves   —  Twitter said Thursday that it would begin requiring some organizations that purchase political ads on topics such as abortion …
Aug 30, 2018, 1:21 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is considering promoting alternative viewpoints in timeline, labeling bots, and redesigning the like button and follower count display   —  Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said he is rethinking core parts of the social media platform so that it doesn't enable …
Aug 15, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
Washington Post:
By taking six weeks to ban pages very similar to Twitter accounts publicly linked to IRA, Facebook shows it still struggles to deal with bad actors effectively   —  SAN FRANCISCO — At least three groups that Facebook banned this week for spreading disinformation shared similar names and traits …
Aug 4, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Source: Trump to nominate Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist who has served in government, as his top science and technology adviser, filling ~19-month vacancy   —  President Trump intends to nominate Kelvin Droegemeier, an expert in extreme weather from the University of Oklahoma …
Jul 31, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Genetic testing firms including Ancestry and 23andMe pledge to be upfront when they share users' DNA data with 3rd parties, but the new guidelines are voluntary   —  Ancestry, 23andMe and other popular companies that offer genetic testing pledged on Tuesday to be upfront when they share users' DNA data …
Jul 31, 2018, 6:55 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
White House confirms it is working on a consumer privacy policy proposal; sources: WH had 22 meetings with 80 organizations including Facebook, Google, and AT&T   —  The Trump administration is crafting a proposal to protect Web users' privacy, aiming to blunt global criticism that the absence …
Jul 27, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Washington Post:
UK watchdog gives Facebook a preliminary fine of about $664,000, the maximum allowed, for letting Cambridge Analytica access data about millions of people   —  Facebook is staring down its first fine for allowing Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data about millions of people …
Jul 10, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context

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