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Washington Post:
SolarWinds' top investors Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo sold a combined $286M worth of stock in the company on Dec. 7, six days before the hack was made public   —  The timing of the trades raises questions about whether major shareholders used inside information to avoid stark losses after the attack.
Dec 15, 2020, 8:55 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Source: NIH and Google planned to release a dataset of 100K chest X-rays in 2017, but scrapped the project after finding personal info on some images   —  Fumbled project with NIH highlights potential pitfalls of Google's ambitions with sensitive health data
Nov 15, 2019, 9:40 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Docs and interviews show that ~44 US universities work with outside companies to data mine and rank prospective students, including tracking their web activity   —  Before many schools even look at an application, they comb through prospective students' personal data, such as web-browsing habits and financial history
Oct 14, 2019, 11:20 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Palantir's revenue from US government contracts under Trump surpassed its total under Obama's second term, as sources describe staff debates about work with ICE   —  After Google dropped a defense contract over employee pressure, Palantir's leaders doubled down on controversial work with the U.S. government
Aug 22, 2019, 1:30 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Washington Post:
As states try to bring transparency to the data broker industry, a look at Vermont's law mandating that brokers register but has led to few accurately doing so   —  Vermont's new data broker registry highlights the difficulties of regulating dozens of secretive firms buying and selling personal data
Jun 25, 2019, 11:55 AMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
In a major real-estate expansion in New York City, Google says it will invest $1B+ in a new 1.7M square foot campus in Hudson Square in Manhattan   —  Search giant joins Amazon, Apple in growing outside the West Coast; addition of 7,000 jobs a ‘conservative estimate’
Dec 17, 2018, 5:55 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Memo: the White House plans to host a roundtable on December 6 to discuss innovation with tech executives, including Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, and others   —  Guest list includes heads of Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, Oracle  —  The Trump administration will hold a roundtable discussion …
Nov 29, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon says it has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and Echo devices, up from 5,000 in September 2017   —  Number of employees doubles the staff in that division a little more than a year ago  —  LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -.35% …
Nov 13, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Waymo CEO says its driverless car service will be available first in Phoenix and will charge individuals as well as businesses that want to shuttle customers   —  Waymo, which has been testing the program in the Phoenix area, has spent years and driven millions of miles to develop the technology
Nov 13, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Google CFO Ruth Porat expects the company, which currently has more than 7,000 employees in New York, to double its staff in the city over the next 10 years   —  Search giant currently has more than 7,000 employees in New York  —  LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Alphabet Inc.'s Google said it plans …
Nov 13, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context

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