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Morning Tech Report for November 18, 2016

Tech Giant Struggle to Define Role in our Lives Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey This week’s tech news has been dominated by discussions about Facebook’s role in disseminating fake news, what responsibility, if any, they have to curb the sharing of fake news, and the very nature of what kind of service Facebook is. These struggles extend beyond Facebook as other tech giants face similar questions. Twitter’s White Supremacist Problem witter this week band several high-profile alt-right/white nationalist/white supremacist profiles. Shortly thereafter, Twitter had to apologize for running a white supremacist ad. Twitter CEO apologizes for white supremacist ad
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized for running an ad sponsored by a white supremacist group in…www.usatoday.com
Google’s Banned User Problem Google suspended some users for breaking terms of service by reselling Google Pixel phones and avoiding taxes. While a clear violation and a smarmy thing to do, Google is so integrated int…

Surveillance State: Morning Tech Report for November 17, 2016

UK Approves Massive Surveillance Law The United Kingdom passed a law providing the government nearly unfettered access to citizen’s browsing history, phone data, location and private networks. Recent political events in the United States should serve as a warning for all American’s to be on guard for similar erosions of privacy. Britain just passed the "most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy"
It's 2016 going on 1984. The UK has just passed and ratified a massive expansion in surveillance powers, which critics…www.zdnet.com
Fake! The debate of Facebook’s role in disseminating false news continues. There are no easy answers as Facebook continues to walk the path between being a technology company and a media company. Here's How Fake Election News Outperformed Real Election News On Facebook
In the final three months of the US presidential campaign, the top-performing fake election news stories on Facebook…www.buzzfeed.com