Issie Lapowsky
Issie Lapowsky
Senior Reporter covering the people, power, and politics of tech @protocol. former @WIRED. she/her. Send tips to ilapowsky@protocol.com. DM for Signal.Source
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This is the Democrats’ plan to limit Section 230

This is the Democrats’ plan to limit Section 230

Three top Democratic senators added to the stack of proposed Section 230 reforms Friday, introducing their own bill that creates narrow carve-outs for a range of online harms, dramatically limits the scope of behaviors that Section 230 covers and takes aim at illicit activity that online platforms directly profit from. The so-called SAFE TECH Act was introduced Friday by Sens. Mark Warner, Mazie Hirono and Amy Klobuchar. Under the bill, online platforms would not be able to claim Section 230 immunity for alleged violations of federal or state civil rights laws, antitrust laws,...

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Doxxing insurrectionists: Online extremism researchers divided

Doxxing insurrectionists: Online extremism researchers divided

xSource Code: Your daily look at what matters in tech.To give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies. If you continue browsing. you accept our use of cookies. You can review our to find out more about the cookies we use.Will be used in accordance with ourThe uprising has sparked a tense debate about the right way to stitch together the digital scraps of someone's life to publicly accuse them of committing a crime.Rioters scale the U.S. Capitol walls during the insurrection.Photo: Blink O'faneye/FlickrJoan Donovan has a panic button in her office, just in case one of the...

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Senators Grill Facebook, Google, and Apple Over Invasive Apps

Senators Grill Facebook, Google, and Apple Over Invasive Apps

Senate’s biggest privacy advocates are sending letters to Facebook, Google, and Apple executives Thursday, following a recent TechCrunch that Facebook used an iOS and Android app to monitor the phones of users as young as 13 years old. The app, called Research and sometimes referred to as Project Atlas, gave Facebook complete visibility into .Now, senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) want more information from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Google’s senior vice president of platforms, Hiroshi...

February 8, 2019
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1 in 3 Americans Suffered Severe Online Harassment in 2018

1 in 3 Americans Suffered Severe Online Harassment in 2018

by tech giants to cut back on abhorrent behavior on their platforms, a new survey finds that severe forms of online hate and harassment, including stalking and physical threats, may be on the rise. According to , released Wednesday by the Anti-Defamation League, more than one third of Americans reported experiencing some type of severe online hate or harassment in 2018. A found that 18 percent of Americans said they were targeted with severe online harassment in 2017. For young people, the numbers are even worse, with about half of 18- to 29-year-olds saying they experienced some kind of...

February 13, 2019
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