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Tech Corporations Don’t Even Know What Their D.C. Lobbyists Are Up To

In recent months, companies like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo have dialed back their most egregious political donations, pulling support from climate change-denying groups like ALEC and the Chamber of Commerce. But tech firms continue funneling money into right-wing campaigns, and the Silicon Valley liberals who financed them are pissed.Read more…

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Please Share This High-Quality Content

Today’s New York Times treats its readers to two whole articles about Facebook’s News Feed (capital letters because it’s a brand name). One, by Ravi Somaiya, focuses in part on the 26-year-old engineer who runs the News Feed team; the other, by David Carr, examines Facebook’s pitch to publishers: Let us host your content, and also, uh, serve ads against it.Read more…

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An Army of Low-Wage Workers Keeps Child Porn off Your Facebook

Chances are, you’ve never accidentally scrolled past child porn on your Facebook or Twitter feed, or cued up an innocuous-looking YouTube video only to find a clip of a beheading. For that, you have tens of thousands of poorly-paid contract workers to thank.Read more…

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Horrific Twitter Murder in Mexico

No newspaper dares to publish the truth about the drug lords in Tamaulipas, Mexico, and those who break the silence on Twitter and Facebook are marked for death.

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The Cartel Tweeted Her Murder

No newspaper dares to publish the truth about the drug lords in Tamaulipas.

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WhatsApp CEO Apologizes After Harassment of Ex-Girlfriend Resurfaces

Years before Jan Koum sold WhatsApp to Facebook for $22 billion, a California court granted his ex-girlfriend a restraining order against the future tech CEO. After court documents surfaced today, Koum apologized telling Bloomberg, “I am ashamed of the way I acted.”Read more…

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Court Documents Say WhatsApp CEO Methodically Harassed College Ex

Years before Jan Koum sold WhatsApp to Facebook for $22 billion, a California court granted his ex-girlfriend a restraining order against the future tech CEO. After court documents surfaced today, Koum apologized telling Bloomberg, “I am ashamed of the way I acted.”Read more…

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Apple and Facebook Are Right on Eggs

Feminist critics have denounced Apple and Facebook for offering to cover the costs of female employees freezing their eggs. But surely expanding reproductive choice is fundamentally feminist.

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Egg Freezing Isn’t Cool

$20,000 for egg freezing sure makes for a flashy PR announcement, but Apple and Facebook’s latest employee benefit is more of the same for women in tech.

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Tech firms help workers freeze eggs

Women working for Facebook and Apple are being offered an additional perk: they can have their eggs frozen.

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Zuckerberg: The Most Charitable Bigwig?

The Facebook founder promised $25 million to the CDC to help fight Ebola—but how does his gift stack up against the biggest charitable donations by other billionaires?

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Facebook and Apple Offer Egg-Freezing Perk So Women Never Stop Working

Tech corporations have perfected the science of the employee perk: a lavish amenity designed to keep workers in the office and fixated on the job. Facebook and Apple recent to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs is perhaps the most fascinating example of what’s behind America’s unbalanced work-is-life mindset.Read more…

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Lots of Pakistanis Hate This Peace Prize

While official reaction was overwhelmingly positive, on Facebook and especially Twitter, Pakistan’s middle class dredges up old conspiracy theories.

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Facebook Will Launch an Anonymous App Days After Fighting Fake Names

Facebook just spent weeks banning users and battling back criticism against their misguided “real name” policy . So you wouldn’t think that the company would be now embracing online anonymity. However, that’s exactly what they’ve done.Read more…

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Feds Stole a Woman’s Identity and Made a Fake Facebook Page for Her

Search “Sondra Price” on Facebook and you’ll find a profile for the woman shown above. From the information that’s publicly displayed, you’ll learn a few things about her: She went to Watertown High School, she drives a BMW, her nickname is “Sosa,” and judging by one picture, she might have young children.Read more…

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Shuttle Bus Drivers Rebel Against Facebook and Try to Unionize

The workers who drive Facebook’s luxury shuttles have exposed the harsh realities of their jobs over the past few months. Now they’re turning their complaints into action, pushing Facebook to help them unionize for better wages and livable work schedules.Read more…

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Drag Queens Make Facebook Say Uncle

Facebook sparked outrage with its ‘real name’ policy—which many felt unfairly targeted drag queens and the LGBTQ community. Now the company is apologizing—but not changing.

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New Twilight Mini-Movies Are Heading to Facebook

On Tuesday, Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer and Lions Gate announced that five female directors will be selected to make short films based on Twilight characters, which will then be screened on Facebook. The series, called “The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga,” is backed by the organization Women … More »

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Mark Zuckerberg Will Not Let Larry Ellison Keep Hawaii To Himself

Welcome to the latest installment of Billionaire Musical Chairs. This week’s round was a doozy. Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg zoomed past billionaire Larry Page, as billionaires-in-training watched the net worth from the sidelines. The real action, however, was on the real estate front.Read more…

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I’m not sure, but it seems like the spiritual benefits of rejecting narcissistic impulses by deletin

I’m not sure, but it seems like the spiritual benefits of rejecting narcissistic impulses by deleting your Facebook account are somewhat canceled out if you publish a New York Times op-ed about everything you’ve been doing since you stopped posting Facebook updates. Read more…

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