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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
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
Ex-CIA employee Joshua Schulte, who allegedly leaked Vault 7 hacking tools to WikiLeaks, charged with violations of the Espionage Act and related crimes   —  Federal prosecutors charged a former CIA employee Monday with violations of the Espionage Act and related crimes in connection with the leak …
Jun 19, 2018, 12:05 AMIn context
Marina Lopes / Washington Post:
How two-thirds of Brazil's population is using WhatsApp to undermine the country's traditional power structures like unions amid economic and political crises   —  SAO PAULO, Brazil — When Lazaro Rutino needs a break from hauling beef across Brazil in his truck, he swipes on his phone …
Jun 12, 2018, 2:45 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
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Unproven facial recognition tech is the latest tool that is being increasingly marketed by security contractors to US schools terrified of shootings   —  The facial-recognition cameras installed near the bounce houses at the Warehouse, an after-school recreation center in Bloomington, Ind. …
Jun 9, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Washington Post:
China hacked a US Navy contractor early this year and stole 614GB of classified data, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile for US submarines   —  Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related …
Jun 8, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
David J. Lynch / Washington Post:
White House says it's proceeding with $50B in tariffs on Chinese exports, list coming June 15, and will impose new limits on Chinese investment in US tech firms   —  President Trump said Tuesday that he would proceed with tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports and introduce new limits …
May 29, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context

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