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Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
House Energy and Commerce Committee chair says the FCC's Ajit Pai has refused to brief the committee on carriers' selling of real-time location data   —  Saying there is no legal reason why Ajit Pai should rebuff an invitation to brief lawmakers during the government shutdown …
Jan 14, 2019, 8:40 PMIn context
Emma Best / Gizmodo:
An overview of internal WikiLeaks data the US government collected from 2009 through at least 2017, including chats with identifying details on some sources   —  Late last year, the U.S. government accidentally revealed that a sealed complaint had been filed against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.
Jan 12, 2019, 12:15 PMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
A bug Twitter downplayed in 2012 resurfaces as researchers hijack celebrity accounts to send tweets by using a UK mobile phone number tied to an account   —  Twitter is claiming to have resolved a bug that allowed a group of London-based security researchers to post unauthorized tweets …
Dec 28, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Even with location tracking turned off, Facebook uses IP addresses, check-ins, and cities on profiles to approximate user locations for ads and other services   —  Aleksandra Korolova has turned off Facebook's access to her location in every way that she can.
Dec 19, 2018, 2:20 AMIn context
Brian Merchant / Gizmodo:
The recklessness of Uber and Tesla in their development of autonomous cars risks alienating a public already wary of self-driving vehicles   —  Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make driving safer, and they may yet—some of the more optimistic research indicates self-driving cars could save tens …
Dec 15, 2018, 5:55 PMIn context
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Report: Cloudflare has foreign terrorist organizations as customers, possibly violating US laws; Cloudflare says it works with US to meet legal obligations   —  At a moment when free speech online and moderation policies are more controversial than ever, Cloudflare is facing accusations …
Dec 14, 2018, 9:10 PMIn context
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
DHS watchdog finds numerous problems with Customs and Border Protection's data security, including leaving data copied from traveler's devices on thumb drives   —  Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched through the electronic devices of more than 29,000 travelers coming into the country.
Dec 11, 2018, 4:00 PMIn context
Tom McKay / Gizmodo:
An overview of responses to Jack Dorsey's tone-deaf tweets about a trip to Myanmar that failed to mention the region's genocide, which social media enabled   —  Jack Dorsey, CEO of social media platform Twitter—the company now emblazoned in the public eye as one of the primary mouthpieces …
Dec 10, 2018, 4:35 PMIn context
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
NYC approves measures to set the US' first minimum pay rate for rideshare drivers of $26.51/hour gross, or an estimated $17.22/hour after expenses   —  Today, New York's City's Taxi and Limousine Commission approved measures to enact minimum pay requirements for app-based for-hire vehicles (FHV) like Uber, Lyft, and Juno.
Dec 4, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context
David Bixenspan / Gizmodo:
How the risk of costly copyright litigation affects Internet Archive and lets webmasters remove archived sites without DMCA notices simply by using robots.txt   —  On the internet, there are certain institutions we have come to rely on daily to keep truth from becoming nebulous or elastic.
Nov 30, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context

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