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Marshall Allen / ProPublica:
Investigation: the health insurance industry is working with data brokers to collect “lifestyle” details on hundreds of millions of Americans to predict costs   —  To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month's health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren't very compelling.
Jul 18, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / ProPublica:
After FEC clarification in December that big political ads on Facebook require disclaimers, review of 300+ ads finds fewer than 40 complied with new rules   —  The Federal Election Commission said in December that big political ads on the social network need disclaimers.
Feb 17, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context
ProPublica:
Study shows Facebook's hate speech rules are unevenly enforced, with the company agreeing its censors made mistakes on 22 of 49 posts submitted for explanation   —  We asked Facebook about its handling of 49 posts that might be deemed offensive.  The company acknowledged that its content reviewers had made the wrong call on 22 of them.
Jan 1, 2018, 5:23 PMIn context
ProPublica:
Ads for housing that exclude demographics are still being approved by Facebook, a year after a study highlighted the illegal discriminatory practice on Facebook   —  After ProPublica revealed last year that Facebook advertisers could target housing ads to whites only, the company announced …
Nov 21, 2017, 2:03 PMIn context
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
How three ProPublica reporters were attacked with Twitter bots and “email bombs” that forced the closure of reporters' email accounts   —  It was 10 a.m. on a hot, humid Tuesday in August when I decided I could finally relax.  After a frantic weekend of finishing a big story …
Nov 12, 2017, 11:25 PMIn context
Lauren Kirchner / ProPublica:
Federal judge unseals source code for disputed DNA analysis software developed by New York City's crime lab after motion by ProPublica   —  A federal judge this week unsealed the source code for a software program developed by New York City's crime lab, exposing to public scrutiny a disputed technique for analyzing complex DNA evidence.
Oct 21, 2017, 10:45 AMIn context
ProPublica:
Facebook let ad buyers target users interested in algorithmically generated anti-Semitic topics like “Jew hater”, then removed some topics after being contacted   —  Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally?  Facebook's self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you.
Sep 14, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Ken Schwencke / ProPublica:
The Daily Stormer receives DDoS protection from CDN service BitMitigate, whose founder says he believes in free speech and wants to promote his company   —  The neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer was back online Friday with help from a small company whose founder said he wanted to defend free speech …
Aug 19, 2017, 9:15 PMIn context
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Internal documents show how Facebook polices speech, at times unfairly punishing and censoring black users or those in disputed territories like Palestine   —  In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims.
Jun 28, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Jeff Larson / ProPublica:
Security inspections of 4 Trump properties including Mar-a-Lago found vulnerable servers, wireless printers without passwords, unencrypted database login pages   —  We tested internet security at four Trump properties.  It's not good.  —  Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida's coastal waterway.
May 17, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context

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