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Nancy Scola / Politico:
Study: interviews with tech staffers show how Facebook, Twitter, and Google helped Trump team as part of ad services; Clinton team declined embeds   —  A study reveals employees the companies placed in the Trump campaign played a surprisingly active role in shaping its message and targeting voters.
Oct 26, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Ashley Gold / Politico:
Senators Warner and Klobuchar to introduce bill, cosponsored by McCain, to increase online political ad transparency, bring rules to parity with TV and radio   —  Sen. John McCain has become the first Republican to sign on to a draft bill from Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner …
Oct 18, 2017, 4:05 PMIn context
Josh Meyer / Politico:
Sources: Twitter deleted tweets and user data potentially valuable for Russia probe in keeping with its privacy policy   —  Social-media platform's strict privacy policy led to deletions of Russian information of interest to investigators.  —  Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data …
Oct 13, 2017, 8:30 AMIn context
Steven Overly / Politico:
IRS temporarily suspends its $7.2M contract with Equifax in a precautionary step as it continues to review the security of Equifax's systems   —  The IRS has temporarily suspended the $7.2 million, no-bid contract it awarded to Equifax to verify the identities of taxpayers when they create accounts on its website, the agency said today.
Oct 12, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context
Politico:
Sources: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's personal cellphone was compromised, potentially as long ago as December   —  White House tech support discovered the suspected breach after Kelly turned his phone in to tech support staff this summer.  —  White House officials believe that chief …
Oct 5, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
FBI does not have to reveal the name of a vendor that unlocked San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, judge rules in FOIA lawsuit filed by Vice, USA Today, and AP   —  A federal judge has ruled that the FBI does not have to make public how much it paid last year to unlock an iPhone used …
Oct 1, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Politico:
Sources: Senate Intelligence Committee to summon Google executives over Russian election interference and questions over search results manipulation   —  The Senate Intelligence Committee will call executives from the Silicon Valley giant to help understand Russian election meddling.
Sep 27, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Yale study: a “disputed” tag has only a tiny impact on perception of headlines on Facebook as being true or false; Facebook questions methodology   —  A Yale survey of 7,500 people shows little benefit, and possible detriments, to fact-check programs.
Sep 13, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Virginia Heffernan / Politico:
A look at the Twitter thread as a literary form, requiring precise and lively storytelling   —  The compelling, incendiary literary form of the Trump era.  —  We don't get to choose the literary genre of our epoch, and in this worst-of-times-worst-of-times political era, we have the Twitter thread.
Sep 10, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Eric Geller / Politico:
Virginia State Board of Elections votes to remove touchscreen voting machines before November elections, saying they pose unacceptable digital risks   —  Virginia's election supervisors on Friday directed counties to ditch touchscreen voting machines before November's elections, saying the devices posed unacceptable digital risks.
Sep 8, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context

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