Wake Up - Technology

  • United States
  • 10/10/2017
  • Bloomberg Law
  • With big technology companies facing criticism over potential manipulation by Russians trying to influence the U.S. presidential election, Twitter Inc. shareholder and former Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said the companies can’t do more to police the spread of fake news. (Bloomberg)
  • Facebook published full-page newspaper ads listing “immediate” actions it is taking to fight efforts to use its site to manipulate U.S. elections. But the company faces serious questions from Congress over Russia’s “weaponization” of the site to sway the U.S. presidential vote. (Financial Times)
  • Facebook Inc.’s platform was a crucial messaging tool for Trump’s 2016 campaign, according to the campaign’s digital director. (Bloomberg)
  • Arbitration could address the tech sector’s concerns about budget and time costs linked to dispute litigation, but the alternative dispute mechanism also raises problems, according to a report. (Legaltech News)
  • Andrew Torba, a 26-year old entrepreneur from Pennsylvania, founded social network Gab.ai as a “free speech” alternative to other social networks (Bloomberg)
  • No use honking: The robot driving the car can’t hear you. (Bloomberg)