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#BuyTwitter shareholder push fails, but supporters hold out hope

A proposal meant to push Twitter to explore the possibility of becoming a user-operated cooperative was met with staunch resistance at the company’s annual shareholder meeting Monday, but supporters of the measure [Read entire story]

How to protect yourself from ransomware and more new hack attacks

The massive ransomware attack that began in Europe on Friday has locked down thousands of computers in more than 150 countries, leveraging access to data — in hospitals, businesses and public utilities — for [Read entire story]

Facebook to hire 3,000 video monitors as revenue grows

Facebook will hire 3,000 people to review videos on the social network in an effort to monitor the site for the kind of violent and disturbing videos that have plagued it in recent weeks. Videos ranging from a seemingly [Read entire story]

Bill O’Reilly ouster a lesson in what not to do, says Anita Hill

The day after Bill O’Reilly was pushed out of Fox News amid allegations that he sexually harassed several colleagues, two women who rose to national prominence for standing up to powerful men called for reform — and [Read entire story]

Mysteries remain over alt Twitter accounts after feds back down

Less than a day after being sued by Twitter in a bid to protect one of its users’ identities, federal investigators withdrew their demand that the social media company unmask one of several accounts claiming to be [Read entire story]

Twitter sues US government to protect critics’ privacy

In an effort to protect users from being unmasked by the government, Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security after agents demanded that the social media company hand over information on [Read entire story]

Pelosi, Speier greet hundreds at Balboa High town hall meeting

Pink Pussyhats and poster board protest signs dotted the auditorium at Balboa High School on Saturday as hundreds of San Franciscans turned out to hear House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jackie Speier speak [Read entire story]

Tech workers fear diversity efforts could be undermined

Since the 2016 presidential election, tech companies and their workers have been on high alert, anxiously looking out for ways the Trump administration’s policies and preferences might affect them. A January survey of [Read entire story]

WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking data with tech companies

WikiLeaks will turn over all the details it has on the CIA’s alleged hacking arsenal so that tech companies like Apple and Google can patch holes and fix vulnerabilities in their technology before the activist group [Read entire story]

WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking data with tech companies

WikiLeaks will turn over all the details it has on the CIA’s alleged hacking arsenal so that tech companies like Apple and Google can patch holes and fix vulnerabilities in their technology before the activist group [Read entire story]

Pro-immigration rally turns heads at tech conference

The rally, unlike others that have been spearheaded by big tech firms like Google, was centered largely around nontechnical workers, like custodians, cafeteria workers and bus drivers, rather than software engineers and [Read entire story]

Facebook looks to video as users, earnings soar

In an earnings call with investors, executives from the Menlo Park company touted its continued growth and expansion into video, including relatively new features that blatantly copied features from the photo- and [Read entire story]

How tech companies responded to Trump’s immigration ban

Tech companies forcefully condemned President Trump’s order that suspended refugee entry to the U.S. for 120 days and banned all citizens from seven majority-Muslim nations for 90 days. Brian Chesky, the chief [Read entire story]

Facebook adjusts trending topics in effort to exclude fake news

Facebook is changing the way it collects and presents trending news topics in an apparent effort to fight fake news and allow its users to see a broader range of information, uncolored by their own biases. Which news [Read entire story]

Mr. Conservative’s owner worries about fake-news crackdown

On the eve of the presidential inauguration, as Donald Trump prepared to take the oath of office and millions of Americans readied themselves to march in opposition, the man behind a blog called Mr. Conservative mused [Read entire story]

Twitter touts modest gains in diversity, sets new goals for 2017

The embattled social media company had just lost its only black engineering manager — one of just 49 black people employed among the company’s nearly 3,000-person US team — because he felt unsupported and [Read entire story]

Kapor Center hires former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao, who gained notoriety after she sued her former employer for gender discrimination and turned national attention on the disparities in Silicon Valley, will continue her fight for diversity and inclusion in tech [Read entire story]

Facebook releases plan of attack against fake news

Following weeks of scrutiny over its role in the proliferation of misinformation and made-up “news” stories, Facebook has unveiled its plan of attack against fake news. , a Facebook vice president who oversees News [Read entire story]

Here’s how to spot fake news

The best way to fight the proliferation of false information, researchers say, is to change the way you read online to become a more active, and better informed, news consumer. Fake sites rely on users not reading the [Read entire story]

Fake news, ads dupe Internet-savvy students, study finds

Internet powerhouses have for days been scrambling to come up with a way to answer those who blame them for an onslaught of fake news and false information that permeates the Web and, some believe, may have affected the [Read entire story]