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Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Interview with Brian Amerige, the former Facebook employee whose memo accusing the company of being a political monoculture led to fierce internal debate   —  AT ONE POINT this summer, Brian Amerige seemed destined to become the next James Damore.  —  Like Damore, the Google engineer who wrote …
Oct 20, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Paper published in August shows how sites implementing Facebook's Single Sign-On feature poorly may have greatly increased severity of the recent data breach   —  FACEBOOK HAS RECEIVED ample blame for the historic data breach that allowed hackers to not only take over the accounts …
Oct 2, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Wired:
How the security breach that made 50M Facebook accounts vulnerable to takeover worked and what information may have been accessed   —  FACEBOOK'S PRIVACY PROBLEMS severely escalated Friday when the social network disclosed that an unprecedented security issue, discovered September 25, impacted almost 50 million user accounts.
Sep 28, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Interview with Senator Mark Warner, ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on the Big Tech hearings, Google's absence, and more   —  THERE ARE PLENTY of lawmakers who know next to nothing about technology.  Senator Mark Warner isn't one of them.
Sep 4, 2018, 1:42 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
FireEye: Iran-linked propaganda campaign unearthed on Facebook, Twitter, and Google was mostly about promoting Iranian interests rather than dividing US voters   —  THEY SET UP phony news sites with stories ripped from other sources, backing up their state-sponsored agenda.
Aug 26, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
A look at SurfSafe, a browser plug-in that cross-references images with 100 trusted news sites and fact-checking organizations to determine if images are fake   —  WHEN MICHAEL BENNETT played for the Seattle Seahawks, he celebrated wins with a victory dance in the team locker room.
Aug 23, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
A look at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensics Research Lab and its partnership with Facebook as it works to spot the origins of online disinformation   —  IN LATE JULY, a group of high-ranking Facebook executives organized an emergency conference call with reporters across the country.
Aug 16, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
YouTube says it will invest $25M in grants to news organizations looking to expand video operations as part of Google's larger $300M Google News Initiative   —  FOLLOWING A YEAR in which YouTube has repeatedly promoted conspiracy theory videos during breaking news events like the shootings in Parkland …
Jul 9, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Inside DOD's Jyn Erso initiative that is giving technically skilled soldiers an opportunity to build tech for the Army alongside experts from the private sector   —  NICOLE CAMARILLO WAS touring the Army base at Fort Meade, Maryland in early 2017 when a young captain—I'll call him Matt …
Jul 4, 2018, 6:10 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
California lawmakers introduce privacy bill supported by group behind Consumer Privacy Act, which will withdraw ballot initiative if bill is passed next week   —  LAWMAKERS IN CALIFORNIA have introduced a sweeping privacy bill to the state legislature that would give Californians unprecedented control …
Jun 22, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context

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