Category: Admits

Zoom admits to shutting down activist accounts at the request of the Chinese government
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Zoom admits to shutting down activist accounts at the request of the Chinese government

Zoom, the wildly successful video chat service that has been a ubiquitous feature of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, said that it shut down three accounts at the request of the Chinese government for holding memorials for the victims of China’s violent suppression of peaceful protests at Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. As Axios…

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AP Admits Not Reporting, Deleting Tara Reade 2019 Interview
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AP Admits Not Reporting, Deleting Tara Reade 2019 Interview

The Associated Press reported on Saturday it interviewed Tara Reade Friday about her allegations that former Vice President and presumptive 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in the 1990s when she was an aide in his Senate office but buried that the outlet failed to report on its interviews with Reade in 2019,…

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VA Gov. Admits State Met Metrics for Phase One Reopening
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VA Gov. Admits State Met Metrics for Phase One Reopening

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) on Wednesday announced that the state would begin reopening its economy after it was almost completely shut down over the coronavirus pandemic, saying hospitals, dentists, and veterinarians offices can soon resume non-emergency procedures. “I want to assure Virginians that if we begin to see cases and hospitalizations rates rise again,…

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Zoom admits some calls were routed through China by mistake
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Zoom admits some calls were routed through China by mistake

Hours after security researchers at Citizen Lab reported that some Zoom calls were routed through China, the video conferencing platform has offered an apology and a partial explanation. To recap, Zoom has faced a barrage of headlines this week over its security policies and privacy practices, as hundreds of millions forced to work from home…

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SoftBank’s Son Admits Terrible Judgment in $4.6 Billion Money Pit WeWork
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SoftBank’s Son Admits Terrible Judgment in $4.6 Billion Money Pit WeWork

SoftBank reported a quarterly loss amounting to billions of dollars for the first time in more than a decade. WeWork is not the only problematic investment SoftBank made recently. The investment group has prioritized fast growth over profits. SoftBank’s longtime strategy of inundating startups with cash hoping for a big payoff has been a spectacular…

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Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads
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Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads

Twitter has said it used phone numbers and email addresses, provided by users to set up two-factor authentication on their accounts, to serve targeted ads. In a disclosure Tuesday, the social media giant said it did not know how many users were impacted. The issue stemmed from the company’s tailored audiences program, which allows companies…

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Koch Network Admits They Failed to Stop Trump’s Tariffs: ‘We Were Wrong’
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Koch Network Admits They Failed to Stop Trump’s Tariffs: ‘We Were Wrong’

The donor-class Koch network headed by GOP mega-donor Charles Koch is now admitting they failed to turn the American people against President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. In June 2018, the Koch network of organizations — which include Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners, and the Libre Initiative — launched a campaign against Trump’s economic nationalist…

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