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Aug 20 2019
The FBI is looking for companies to comb through social media posts and pinpoint possible threats ahead of time. Think of it like a meme-illiterate Facebook-stalking precog from Minority Report.
Did anyone truly believe that the government cares about our privacy on social media? At the same time that Congress and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) were taking Facebook to task forReason
Jun 18 2019
Facebook has announced a digital currency called Libra that will allow its billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe, in a move that could potentially shake up the world’s banking system.
Libra is being touted as a means to connect people who do not have access to traditional banking platforms. With close to 2.4 billion people using Facebook each month, LibraThe Guardian
Jul 22 2019
Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people.
The settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as 48 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, would provide up to $425Newsmax (News)
Dec 15 2020
Weekly United News Roundup: Democrats and Republicans Increasingly Support Taking Vaccines; Bipartisan Push Against Facebook; and Widespread Disapproval of Political Violence
This news roundup shines a new light on major news stories from the past week, highlighting what Americans have in common across political divides.As the FDA Approves the Pfizer COVID Vaccine, Increasing Numbers of Democrats and Republicans Show Interest in Receiving Vaccine
As seen in the AllSides Headline Roundup from Dec. 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer'sJames Coan
May 17 2023
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s call for regulation of AI on Tuesday highlighted a growing conversation around how the newly-prominent technology should be regulated.
The Details: On Tuesday, Altman told senators that regulatory intervention was “critical” and said he wanted to “work with the government” to mitigate the technology’s risks. In response, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) told the ChatGPTFinancial Times New York Times (Opinion) Washington Examiner
Mar 22 2018
Perspectives BlogFacebook is under widespread criticism after it was revealed that a political analysis firm was able to harvest personal information from millions of users without their permission. The company, Cambridge Analytica, was employed by President Trump's campaign, and the data was utilized to design targeted advertisements. Some on the Left have condemned Trump for violating user privacy, while many John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Jul 09 2021
President Joe Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order on Friday targeting purportedly anti-competitive business practices via “72 initiatives by more than a dozen federal agencies.” The order encourages the FTC to ban or limit non-compete agreements, ban “unnecessary” occupational licensing restrictions, prevent employers from collaborating to suppress wages, establish rules on techFox Business MarketWatch The Verge
Mar 14 2023
President Biden issued an executive order on Tuesday to strengthen gun control measures and encourage safe storage of guns.
Key Quotes: In the executive order, Biden stated, “it is the policy of my Administration that executive departments and agencies (agencies) will pursue every legally available and appropriate action to reduce gun violence. Through this whole-of-government approachReuters Fox News (Online News) Associated Press
Aug 23 2022
Former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko accused the social media company of “egregious” cybersecurity failures in a whistleblower complaint dated July 6.
Zatko alleged he had seen “egregious deficiencies, negligence, willful ignorance, and threats to national security and democracy” while at Twitter. He said thousands of employee laptops contained copies of the platform’s source codeCNN Business TechCrunch The Daily Wire
Jan 30 2023
U.S. egg prices hit record highs after rising throughout 2022, primarily because of a global avian flu outbreak.
For Context: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average price of a dozen large Grade A eggs in the U.S. rose from $1.93 in January 2022 to $3.12 in August — beating the previous record of $2.97 in September 2015. From there, prices spiked to $4.25 in DecemberThe Guardian The Daily Yonder New York Post (News)