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Erica Werner / Washington Post:
US lawmakers drop provision that blocked lifting of ZTE sanctions, strengthen CFIUS authority to block Chinese investments in a compromise defense spending bill   —  Senate Republicans have dropped their attempt to reimpose U.S. sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE …
Jul 20, 2018, 3:28 PMIn context
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Investigation shows Google Home and Alexa struggle to understand Indian, Chinese, and Spanish accents compared to accents from across America   —  THE ACCENT GAP  —  We tested Amazon's Alexa and Google's Home to see how people with accents are getting left behind in the smart-speaker revolution.
Jul 19, 2018, 12:10 PMIn 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
Washington Post:
Source: Twitter has been suspending 1M+ accounts per day in recent months, more than double its rate from October, in its fight against disinformation   —  SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts …
Jul 6, 2018, 4:20 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Sources: DOJ's probe into the Cambridge Analytica scandal has broadened to focus on the actions and statements of Facebook; FBI, SEC, and FTC are also involved   —  A federal investigation into Facebook's sharing of data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened to focus …
Jul 2, 2018, 6:01 PMIn context
Annie Gowen / Washington Post:
Mob lynchings fueled by WhatsApp messages continue to sweep India as authorities struggle to combat fake news; five were killed by a rumor-driven mob on Sunday   —  NEW DELHI — Five people were killed by a mob in India on Sunday after rumors spread on social media that they were child traffickers …
Jul 2, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Washington Post:
A look at Facebook's struggle with differentiating between legitimate political campaigns and disinformation ahead of the Mexican election next week   —  By Elizabeth Dwoskin June 22 Email the author  —  MEXICO CITY — This spring, a doctored image claiming that the wife …
Jun 28, 2018, 4:30 AMIn 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

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