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In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers

On Feb. 6, 2018, Apple received a grand jury subpoena for the names and phone records connected to 109 email addresses and phone numbers. It was one of the more than 250 data requests that the company received on average from U.S. law enforcement each week at the time. An Apple paralegal complied and provided …

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Emily Wilder’s Firing at The A.P. Reminds Us of What We Didn’t Expect

“I think it’s because it’s worked, so partisan operatives and actors are going to continue to use the technique,” Ms. Ball said. “They ginned up this outrage to get Emily Wilder fired. And then they have the temerity to cry about ‘cancel culture.’” That is the current phrase used by the political right to describe …

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Trump Ban From Facebook Upheld by Oversight Board

“Facebook has been clearly abused by influential users,” said Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a co-chair of the Oversight Board. Facebook does not have to adopt these recommendations but said it “will carefully review” them. For Mr. Trump, Facebook was long a place to rally his digital base and support other Republicans. More than 32 million people followed …

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