Policy

01.29.16
Facebook has banned person-to-person gun sales
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Facebook has banned person-to-person gun sales

The move is an effort to stymie background-check free sales of firearms.

By T. Seppala,   01.29.16
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01.13.16
Uber will allow nonviolent criminals to drive in California
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Uber will allow nonviolent criminals to drive in California

The company will relax screening rules for those convicted of nonviolent or nonsexual crimes.

By B. Steele,   01.13.16
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01.13.16
Google hires a White House aide to handle its policy battles
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Google hires a White House aide to handle its policy battles

Caroline Atkinson will have to fend off antitrust cases and more.

By J. Fingas,   01.13.16
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12.30.15
AT&T to ditch most two-year phone contracts on January 8th
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AT&T to ditch most two-year phone contracts on January 8th

Goodbye subsidy; you'll have to pay upfront or in installments for a new phone.

By C. Velazco,   12.30.15
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12.18.15
Budget bill heads to President Obama's desk with CISA intact
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Budget bill heads to President Obama's desk with CISA intact

Spoiler alert: Obama won't veto this one.

By C. Velazco,   12.18.15
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12.14.15
Seattle votes to let Lyft and Uber drivers unionize
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Seattle votes to let Lyft and Uber drivers unionize

But collective bargaining among contractors is actually illegal under federal law.

By T. Seppala,   12.14.15
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10.30.15
Facebook changes 'Real Name' policy rules after public outcry
10.30.15

Facebook changes 'Real Name' policy rules after public outcry

These changes are designed to make confirming your name easier and make flagging other accounts harder.

By A. Tarantola,   10.30.15
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10.09.15
California authorities need a warrant to probe your digital life
10.09.15

California authorities need a warrant to probe your digital life

Here's to hoping that other states follow suit.

By T. Seppala,   10.09.15
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