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Zuckerberg Denies and Deflects as Sandberg Feels “Thrown Under The Bus”
      0 Comments     2018-11-19

Facebook is making one misstep after another. Now, shareholders and managers are just learning that Facebook was actually informed of attempts at Russian infiltration. How much did Facebook know? When did it know? Calling for Congressional Oversight Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline, after a Times investigation into Facebook’s mismanagement of Russian misinformation campaigns on its platform, has asserted that Facebook cannot regulate itself. […]

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Legal
Trump-Appointed Judge Grants Motion Restoring CNN Reporter’s Press Pass
      0 Comments     2018-11-19

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, granted a temporary motion to restore the CNN chief White House correspondent’s press pass. CNN asked for Jim Acosta to be granted a pass until the full hearing on the case for returning Acosta’s press access. The lawsuit has broader value on the question of whether the […]

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Legal
Charging of Julian Assange Revealed; But What Could it Achieve?
      0 Comments     2018-11-19

It is possible that the Justice Department has quietly filed criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Cut and Paste Prosecutors may have inadvertently revealed the move in an unrelated sex crime filing. In August, prosecutors filed a boilerplate argument for keeping the unrelated case sealed. They apparently pasted text from the Assange case into […]

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Legal
“Educational” Apps Teach Kids to Buy, FTC Told
      0 Comments     2018-11-07

A recent study of apps for kids finds they’re filled with advertising. Apps marketed as educational are loaded with banner and click advertisements that distract young minds from learning, says Dr. Jenny Radesky of the University of Michigan Medical School, one of the study’s authors. On average, young children use mobile apps an hour each day. Selections geared for small […]

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Business and Corporation
Malaysia Wants Its Money Back From Goldman Sachs
      0 Comments     2018-11-06

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have obtained a guilty plea from one former Goldman Sachs banker and charged another in a corruption case involving alleged embezzlement of billions of dollars from 1Malaysia Development Berhad, an investment fund meant to benefit the Malaysian people. Prosecutors also charged Jho Low, a Malaysian, in connection with spending millions of dollars on gifts to Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities and to bankroll The Wolf of […]

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Legal
US Accuses China of Stealing Micron Trade Secrets
      0 Comments     2018-11-06

When the U.S. Department of Justice decides to start a case against someone, it only comes as a surprise if the charges criminal indictments purposely kept in the dark until a grand jury is finished or if the targeted party is completely oblivious to the activities. In both civil and criminal cases, the DOJ has […]

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Business and Corporation
Corporate Culture: Walkouts Over Harassment at Google
      0 Comments     2018-11-05

Using the hashtag #GoogleWalkout, workers at Google have staged walkouts over the company’s handling of harassment. The walkouts have occurred in Asia, Europe, and the United States. In Silicon Valley, thousands walked out of buildings in protest. The actions began after an October article in The New York Times, reporting on Google’s quiet dismissals of 48 executives accused of harassment. The story noted that Andy Rubin, who created […]

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