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06.30.19
Facebook will fight misinformation linked to the 2020 US census
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Facebook will fight misinformation linked to the 2020 US census

Its latest civil rights audit also suggests widening hate speech efforts.

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09.14.12
Twitter hands over Occupy Wall Street protestor's updates under pressure
09.14.12

Twitter hands over Occupy Wall Street protestor's updates under pressure

Twitter has been building a modest reputation for siding with the little guy (or girl) when it com...

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05.05.12
FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google
05.05.12

FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google

Investigators at the FBI supposedly aren't happy that social networks like Facebook or Google+ don...

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04.14.11
Apple a part of $75B civil rights, fraud lawsuit
04.14.11

Apple a part of $75B civil rights, fraud lawsuit

Apple is a defendant in an unusual lawsuit that accuses the company of "outrageous and reckless a...

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10.08.10
American student finds GPS tracker stuck to car, FBI shows up to reclaim its 'federal property'
10.08.10

American student finds GPS tracker stuck to car, FBI shows up to reclaim its 'federal property'

Mechanics spot strange things stuck under cars all the time, but when 20-year-old Yasir Afifi's ride...

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06.07.10
NY Attorney General investigating claims of profiling in iPad sales
06.07.10

NY Attorney General investigating claims of profiling in iPad sales

For Apple to have said "no cash for iPads" is one thing -- but interviewing would-be NYC iPad buyers...

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