Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues – The Washington Post

HOUSTON — If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state. The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners. They have been […]

As a taxi lender seizes medallions, cabbies are caught in the carnage | Crain’s New York Business

Cab drivers and owners get caught in the headlights of a troubled taxi lender As Melrose Credit Union looks to seize assets instead of refinancing medallion loans, individual owners fear for their future Photo: Buck Ennis THE ROAD AHEAD Drivers such as Medina are 
weighing whether to stay 
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Gawker Estate Asks for Probe of Peter Thiel – WSJ

Advisers who represent what remains of Gawker Media Group in bankruptcy are exploring whether they can bring a viable lawsuit against Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who helped finance Hulk Hogan’s successful legal battle against the publisher. Gawker on Tuesday asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to subpoena Mr. Thiel to obtain information upon […]

Uber fires more than 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation | Technology | The Guardian

Uber has fired more than 20 employees after a company investigation into sexual harassment claims and workplace culture. The terminations were announced at a company-wide meeting on Tuesday, details of which were first leaked to and reported by the New York Times and Bloomberg News. Uber confirmed the departures to the Guardian. The identities of […]

Uber executive fired amid reports he obtained rape victim’s medical records | Technology | The Guardian

A top Uber executive who reportedly obtained the medical records of a woman who was raped by her Uber driver was only fired after journalists learned of the incident, it emerged on Wednesday. According to reports on the tech website Recode and in the New York Times, Eric Alexander, the president of business for Uber […]

Rex Tillerson Doesn’t Understand America – The Atlantic

Google Microdata Mobile only ad Article “Cover” His idea that the country’s interests and its values are two separate things—the first mandatory, the second optional—reflects a misreading of the past. Google Metadata Yuri Gripas / Reuters On May 3rd Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave his first big speech about American foreign policy to the […]

The Rise of Confirmshaming: When Websites Insult You for Not Opting In – Motherboard

It’s probably fair to suggest that most people using the internet want to save money, make healthy choices, and keep abreast of current events. What they don’t want, is to give companies their email addresses to prove it. Much of the online marketing world, however, seeks to change this. Growing numbers of websites, from magazines […]