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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
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Google may get record penalty this month from the EU, sources say in the billions of dollars, for forcing its search and web-browsing tools onto Android devices   —  Google could face a new record penalty this month from European regulators for forcing its search and Web-browsing tools …
Jul 9, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey dined with and consulted Ted Cruz, Mercedes Schlapp, Sean Hannity, and others to assuage complaints of liberal bias   —  Twitter and Facebook are scrambling to assuage conservative leaders who have sounded alarms — and sought to rile voters …
Jun 27, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
FTC announces 15+ public hearings in US cities, starting September, to gauge how academics and web users think US government should address digital challenges   —  The Trump administration's privacy, competition and consumer protection cops plan to embark on a cross-country listening tour …
Jun 20, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Interview with FCC chairman Ajit Pai, who says FTC will weed out anti-competitive conduct moving forward, as US' net neutrality rules officially come to an end   —  Two pivotal developments this week could dramatically expand the power and footprint of major telecom companies …
Jun 10, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context

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