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Todd C. Frankel / Washington Post:
Apple temporarily stopped buying cobalt mined by hand in Congo after Sky News news found continuing problems with child labor and harsh work conditions   —  Apple said it has temporarily stopped buying cobalt mined by hand in Congo following a recent investigation by British broadcaster Sky News …
Mar 3, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
AT&T debuts $100/mo “unlimited” data plan that doesn't require DirecTV subscription, but speed is throttled after 22GB usage; additional lines cost $40/mo each   —  AT&T on Thursday announced an expanded version of its unlimited data plan that does not require an additional subscription to a pay-TV service.
Feb 16, 2017, 5:40 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC revokes permission for nine companies to use $9.25 per month Lifeline credit to subsidize broadband service   —  Regulators are telling nine companies they won't be allowed to participate in a federal program meant to help them provide affordable Internet access to low-income consumers …
Feb 3, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
How Airbnb head of policy Chris Lahane, a former Bill Clinton aide, is helping the company navigate regulatory challenges by striking deals with city officials   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Chris Lehane rarely wears the tailored Italian suits that he was known for during his days as a high-profile Washington operative.
Jan 30, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Clarence Williams / Washington Post:
123 of 187 of Washington DC police CCTV network video recorders were infected with ransomware, unable to record between January 12 and 15   —  Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump's inauguration …
Jan 29, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Court documents: FBI paid eight sources at Geek Squad when they found evidence of child pornography on computers sent in for repair   —  At a giant Best Buy repair shop in Brooks, Ky., Geek Squad technicians work on computers owned by people across the country, delving into them to retrieve lost data.
Jan 11, 2017, 2:50 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Uber launches Movement, a website to share its aggregated travel times data for cities, starting with Washington, Boston, Manila, and Sydney   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The combative ride-hailing giant Uber is extending an olive branch to cities — in the form of data that transit wonks have coveted for years.
Jan 8, 2017, 4:37 PMIn context
Emily Rauhala / Washington Post:
China's Great Firewall has fostered strong local firms, making it nearly impossible for US tech giants to succeed there, even if they comply with gov't rules   —  BEHIND THE FIREWALL: How China tamed the Internet |  This is part of a series examining the impact of China's Great Firewall …
Dec 29, 2016, 9:55 AMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Obama urges the end of the “dual hat” arrangement where US Cyber Command and NSA are led by the same person   —  With weeks to go in his tenure, President Obama on Friday moved to end the controversial “dual-hat” arrangement under which the National Security Agency …
Dec 27, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Steven Overly / Washington Post:
White House report: AI will lead to long-term growth in productivity and efficiency but will likely lead to millions of job losses in low-skill sectors   —  The growing popularity of artificial intelligence technology will likely lead to millions of lost jobs, especially among less-educated workers …
Dec 21, 2016, 11:55 AMIn context

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