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Documents and eyewitnesses say T-Mobile execs have been frequently staying at Trump's D.C. hotel as VIPs as T-Mobile seeks approval for its $26B Sprint merger   —  Last April, telecom giant T-Mobile announced a megadeal: a $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, which would more than double T-Mobile's value …
Jan 16, 2019, 11:15 AMIn context
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Over half of the top 20 YouTube search results for “RBG” this week pointed to conspiracy-theory videos about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's health   —  Conspiracy theories about the health of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have dominated YouTube this week, illustrating how the world's …
Jan 12, 2019, 4:20 PMIn context
Washington Post:
AT&T and T-Mobile say they will stop selling customers' location data to 3rd-party service providers by March; Verizon says it's winding down sharing agreements   —  AT&T said Thursday it will stop selling its customers' location data to third-party service providers after a report this week …
Jan 10, 2019, 6:35 PMIn context
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Facebook is investigating whether News for Democracy, a left-leaning organization backed by Reid Hoffman, violated its community standards and ad policies   —  Facebook said it is investigating whether an organization backed by Internet billionaire and Democratic megadonor Reid Hoffman violated …
Jan 8, 2019, 12:05 AMIn context
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
How deepfakes, AI-generated videos that graft a person's face onto another's body, have been weaponized to harass and humiliate their subjects, mostly women   —  “Deepfake” creators are making disturbingly realistic, computer-generated videos with photos taken from the Web, and ordinary women are suffering the damage.
Dec 31, 2018, 10:31 AMIn context
Washington Post:
How online hate and its long-term effects lingered for seven people in 2018, including a Parkland shooting survivor, a CNN journalist, and a track cyclist   —  It cost a school-shooting victim the safety of home.  —  It cost an athlete the joy of a victory.  —  It cost the family of a gay teen a battle with their community.
Dec 29, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Reid Hoffman says he wasn't aware of disinformation campaign in Alabama race, apologizes for funding group linked to it; source says Hoffman invested $750K   —  Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized on Wednesday for funding a group linked to a “highly disturbing” effort …
Dec 26, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Facebook suspends five accounts, including one belonging to the head of research firm New Knowledge, for spreading disinformation during Alabama Senate race   —  Facebook has suspended Jonathon Morgan, the chief executive of a top social-media research firm, after reports that he and others engaged …
Dec 22, 2018, 10:38 AMIn context
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Sources: US, UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, and Germany to issue an unprecedented mass condemnation and impose sanctions on China for IP theft and cyberattacks   —  The Trump administration and international allies are expected to call out Beijing on Thursday for what they say are China's persistent efforts …
Dec 20, 2018, 11:27 AMIn context
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The AG for the District of Columbia files lawsuit against Facebook over allowing Cambridge Analytica access to users' information   —  The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy …
Dec 19, 2018, 12:14 PMIn context

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