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Why robots and smart thermostats keep America’s spy chief up at night

washingtonpost.com — Some people are already used to having their personal information exposed in massive data breaches. But the rise of artificial intelligence and connected computers in everything from toasters to implanted medical device could dramatically raise the stakes of digital security.

Why it matters if Airbnb paid Beyoncé for that Facebook plug

washingtonpost.com — It was a Super weekend Airbnb Posted by Beyoncé on Monday, February 8, 2016 But one big question remains: Was Beyoncé's enthusiasm bought and paid for? Companies will shell out big bucks to get celebrities to hawk their products online -- and an endorsement from Bey to the more than 64 million fans who "Like" her on Facebook would be a bargain at almost any price.
Feb 10, 2016

If Beyonce got paid for that Airbnb plug on Facebook, they both could be on the wrong side of the FTC: washingtonpost.com/news/the-switc…

Feb 10, 2016

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Feb 10, 2016

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Feb 10, 2016

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How to watch Super Bowl 50 online

bostonglobe.com — The big game day is almost upon us: Super Bowl 50 will pit the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night at 6:30 pm ET. But American viewers don't need cable or even a television antenna to tune in: CBS is streaming the game online for free.

Amazon.com doubles down on lobbying

theheraldbusinessjournal.com — WASHINGTON - Amazon nearly doubled its lobbying expenditures in 2015 versus the previous year, spending $9.4 million trying to sway Congress and...

How to watch Super Bowl 50 online

heraldonline.com — The big game day is almost upon us: Super Bowl 50 will pit the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. But American viewers don't need cable or even a television antenna to tune in: CBS is streaming the game online for free.

How to watch Super Bowl 50 online

charlotteobserver.com — The big game day is almost upon us: Super Bowl 50 will pit the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night at 6:30 pm ET. But American viewers don't need cable or even a television antenna to tune in: CBS is streaming the game online for free.

How to watch Super Bowl 50 online

washingtonpost.com — The big game day is almost upon us: Super Bowl 50 will pit the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night at 6:30 pm ET. But American viewers don't need cable or even a television antenna to tune in: CBS is streaming the game online for free.

Why Amazon is doubling down on lobbying

washingtonpost.com — Amazon nearly doubled its lobbying expenditures in 2015 versus the previous year, spending $9.4 million dollars trying to sway Congress and executive agencies. The jump puts Amazon's lobbying efforts in the same league as other tech giants like Microsoft and Facebook -- and reflects how the company's expanding business interests have raised the stakes of its relationship with the government.
Feb 05, 2016

Keeping up my tradition of asking Jeff Bezos reporting questions during WaPo employee townhalls: washingtonpost.com/news/the-switc…

Feb 05, 2016

So Amazon doubled its lobbying spending in 2015 versus the previous year. Here's why: washingtonpost.com/news/the-switc…

Feb 06, 2016

Amazon nearly doubled its spending on Washington lobbying last year, to $9.4 million. washingtonpost.com/news/the-switc…

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The British want to come to America - with wiretap orders and search warrants

washingtonpost.com — If U.S. and British negotiators have their way, MI5, the British domestic security service, could one day go directly to American companies like Facebook or Google with a wiretap order for the on-line chats of British suspects in a counterterrorism investigation.
Feb 04, 2016

RT @nakashimae: The British want to come to America — with wiretap orders and search warrants wpo.st/a4691

Feb 04, 2016

RT @washingtonpost: The British want to come to America — with wiretap orders and search warrants wapo.st/1Pm5zjj

Feb 04, 2016

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Feb 05, 2016

RT @e3i5: The British want to come to America - with wiretap orders and search warrants. washingtonpost.com/world/national…

Feb 05, 2016

The British want to come to America — with wiretap orders and search warrants wpo.st/TRB91

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Why Maggie Gyllenhaal never wants her daughter to look herself up online

washingtonpost.com — Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal's latest gig is narrating "Truth and Power," a new documentary series exploring how governments use technology in potentially invasive ways. The next episode, which airs Feb. 5 at 10 p.m. ET on cable channel Pivot, looks at how a criminal case about tax fraud and identity theft helped expose StingRays.
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Feb 10, 2016

If Beyonce got paid for that Airbnb plug on Facebook, they both could be on the wrong side of the FTC: washingtonpost.com/news/the-switc…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @nakashimae: The British want to come to America — with wiretap orders and search warrants -- US-UK talks underway wpo.st/neI91 w/ @kansasalps

Feb 05, 2016

So Amazon doubled its lobbying spending in 2015 versus the previous year. Here's why: washingtonpost.com/news/the-switc…

Feb 05, 2016

Keeping up my tradition of asking Jeff Bezos reporting questions during WaPo employee townhalls: washingtonpost.com/news/the-switc…


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