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Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
A look at the wave of tech startups that claim they can increase the amount collected on debts while helping consumers by using tech to personalize the process   —  Consumer debt, credit card debt, and personal loan debt are at all-time highs.  Meanwhile, investors who purchase debt for cents …
Sep 5, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
The National Labor Relations Board issues a complaint against Lanetix, a San Francisco software firm that fired 14 engineers after they filed papers to unionize   —  THE NATIONAL LABOR Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software firm.
Sep 3, 2018, 8:40 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
How a growing political awakening among some tech employees has driven the recent wave of protests at tech companies against controversial government contracts   —  SILICON VALLEY HAS a long and secretive history of building hardware and software for the military and law enforcement.
Jul 1, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
After last week's Google resignations, a look at how big tech firms' employees feel about their employers' defense contracts, from indifference to activism   —  FOR MONTHS, A growing faction of Google employees has tried to force the company to drop out of a controversial military program called Project Maven.
May 21, 2018, 3:20 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Questions Congress should ask Zuckerberg: tracking users outside of Facebook, prioritizing growth over privacy, Facebook's anti-competitive behavior, and more   —  Mark Zuckerberg testified for almost five hours Tuesday in a televised Senate hearing about Facebook's privacy practices and data abuse.
Apr 11, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Instagram restricted some hashtags and accounts apparently related to opioid sales, after activist confronted Facebook execs last week on Twitter   —  EILEEN CAREY SAYS she has regularly reported Instagram accounts selling opioids to the company for three years, with few results.
Apr 9, 2018, 6:25 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
A look at the potential impact of EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which grants standardized data protection rights to users across 28 countries   —  CONSUMERS HAVE LONG wondered just what Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data.
Mar 20, 2018, 4:40 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Rep. David Cicilline says he plans to introduce a bill with antitrust exemption for publishers, letting them negotiate collectively with Google and Facebook   —  ON STAGE AT a tech conference last month, Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of news partnerships, fired a warning shot to publishers who think they get a raw deal from Facebook.
Mar 7, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Former employee sues Google, claiming he was wrongfully fired for criticizing Damore memo and posting “politically liberal” content on internal message boards   —  IN JANUARY, FIRED Google engineer James Damore filed a lawsuit alleging that Google discriminated against white men and political conservatives.
Feb 21, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Analysis finds Facebook has financial ties to 7+ members of its 13-person Messenger Kids advisory board used to shape the product, with limited disclosure   —  IN DECEMBER, WHEN Facebook launched Messenger Kids, an app for pre-teens and children as young as 6, the company stressed …
Feb 14, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context

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