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Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC unveils its plan to repeal net neutrality rules, a move that would give ISPs broad powers to determine which websites and online services customers use   —  Federal regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use.
Nov 21, 2017, 11:31 AMIn context
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Equifax says it is facing 240 consumer class-action lawsuits, 60 government investigations, and has recorded $87.7M in hack related costs in Q3   —  Equifax, the credit reporting firm, is facing more than 240 class-action lawsuits from consumers — in addition to suits from shareholders …
Nov 10, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Rachel Siegel / Washington Post:
TripAdvisor apologizes for removing user reports about rape and assault to keep its forums “family friendly” after Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation   —  Just after midnight on Dec. 9, 2010, Kristie Love posted on TripAdvisor about the Iberostar Paraiso Maya, a Mexican beach resort between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
Nov 3, 2017, 11:05 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Lawmakers release a sampling of Russian Facebook ads placed during and after campaign   —  Lawmakers on Wednesday publicly shared several of the 3,000 Facebook ads bought by Russian operatives as they sought to shape American political conversation during the 2016 presidential election …
Nov 1, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / Washington Post:
Uber hires PepsiCo's general counsel Tony West as chief legal officer; West served as a third ranking DOJ official between 2012 and 2014   —  Uber announced Friday that it has hired Tony West, a former Justice Department official and the current general counsel at PepsiCo, as its chief legal officer …
Oct 27, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / Washington Post:
Equifax has taken down a webpage after it directed users to install a fake Adobe Flash update containing adware; company blames third-party analytics vendor   —  Equifax said Thursday that its systems were not compromised, after they looked into a report by an independent researcher …
Oct 12, 2017, 6:00 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Facebook says it fixed a CrowdTangle “bug” that allowed a researcher to analyze the reach of Russia-linked account posts   —  Social media analyst Jonathan Albright got a call from Facebook the day after he published research last week showing that the reach of the Russian disinformation campaign …
Oct 12, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Pierre Omidyar / Washington Post:
Study: social media has become a direct threat to democracy as it can facilitate echo chambers, misinformation, manipulation, micro-targeting, hate speech   —  Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, is a philanthropist, technologist and humanitarian.  He is a member of The WorldPost editorial board.
Oct 11, 2017, 8:00 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Google finds Russian-bought ads worth tens of thousands of dollars on YouTube, Gmail, DoubleClick, which were part of effort to influence the 2016 election   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company's platforms in an attempt …
Oct 9, 2017, 7:25 AMIn context
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Mattel says it's canceling its AI-powered Aristotle smart hub for kids after privacy and childhood development concerns   —  This post has been updated.  —  Mattel said Wednesday that it will not move forward with plans to sell a kid-focused smart hub, after new executives decided it did not …
Oct 5, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context

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