Tag Archives: politics

China and Russia reportedly eavesdrop on Trump’s cellphone calls

President Trump's reported decision to ignore phone security advice may have had serious consequences. Current and former officials talking to the New York Times said that Trump has refused to stop making calls on his iPhones (two official ones, one...

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Facebook shut down a spam network in Brazil

Facebook's crackdown on misleading content continues, this time in Brazil. The social network gave the boot to 68 pages and 43 accounts -- all linked to a single marketing group -- for violating the company's policies on misrepresentation and spam.

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Inside Facebook’s ‘war room’ is a battle for public trust

The internet has a misinformation problem. Symptoms include fake news, election interference, hate speech, trolling -- it goes by many names. It's become increasingly clear over the past few years that social media platforms should bear some responsi...

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Facebook’s political ad system still allows anonymous advertising

In May, Facebook began requiring political ads in the US to disclose who paid for them and those purchasing political ads to verify their identities. Both moves were meant to address some of the issues highlighted by the 2016 presidential election, d...

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USA Today thinks chat bots can keep voters informed during midterms

USA Today is no stranger to using technology as a hook for political coverage, but this time it could be particularly helpful in performing your civic duty.

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FCC and DOJ urge court to reject challenge to net neutrality repeal

The FCC is facing a lawsuit over its repeal of net neutrality, an action brought forward by 22 states, Washington, DC and a number of other local governments, rights groups and businesses. Now, the agency and the US Department of Justice have weighed...

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Nevada sues Tesla over unpaid taxes

Tesla's recent legal woes aren't over with Elon Musk's SEC settlement. Nevada has sued Tesla for failing to pay $655,000 in taxes to the state's Unemployment Commission Fund.

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CA governor signs net neutrality bill into law, Justice Department sues

A net neutrality bill that its sponsor Scott Weiner calls "the strongest in the nation" (after being restored to its original form) is now state law in California after being signed by governor Jerry Brown. SB 822 is intended to restore the protectio...

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Silicon Valley’s Brett Kavanaugh problem

As we steel ourselves to careen numbly toward whatever new horrors lay in store with Trump, his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, and the conservative politicians willing to help them, it's impossible not to contemplate how deep and depraved the cu...

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Senator calls for investigation into Facebook’s latest breach

Facebook revealed today that it was hit with a data breach that affected 50 million users, and now Senator Mark Warner has called the incident "deeply concerning." In a statement released shortly after the reports surfaced, Warner said, "A full inves...

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