The Guardian's Washington Correspondent. 'Best Twitter Feed', Online Media Awards.

£140 OFF A WINTER ELECTRICITY BILL — Two million people can get £140 off one electricity bill this winter. It's called the Warm Home Discount. Some will be paid automatically. Others have to claim or they will not get it. And the sooner they claim the better. Some who should be eligible are excluded.

Whisper CEO suspends staff pending inquiry into 'anonymity' revelations — The chief executive of the "anonymous" social media app Whisper has placed at least two employees on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation by the company. Earlier this month, the Guardian revealed that Whisper, which promises users anonymity and claims to be "the safest place on the internet", was tracking the location of its users, including some who had specifically asked not to be followed.

Hispanics, US citizens and otherwise, join campaigns for close midterm fights — An estimated 11 million people in America are barred from voting in the midterm elections because of their immigration status. Abel Perez is one of them. The 24-year-old was recently knocking on doors in the Colorado town of Longmont with a list of 150 Latino residents who, unlike him, are eligible to cast a ballot.

Ten questions Whisper must answer at its Senate hearing about user tracking — The 'anonymous' social media app Whisper has been summoned to Capitol Hill to answer questions posed by the powerful chair of the Senate commerce committee. Jay Rockefeller said revelations in the Guardian about how Whisper tracks its users raise "serious questions" over privacy and demanded an explanation.

Top senator asks Whisper to explain itself after user tracking revelations — The chair of the Senate commerce committee has said revelations about how the "anonymous" social media app Whisper is tracking its users raise "serious questions" over privacy and demanded an explanation from the company. Senator Jay Rockefeller wrote to the chief executive of Whisper to ask for a detailed, in-person briefing for his committee staff.

Stern fellows remember Ben Bradlee: 'Like everyone else, I was in awe of him' — Of the many legacies of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, perhaps none has had so great an impact on British journalism as the Laurence Stern fellowship. The fellowship, which welcomes a young British journalist for an internship at the Post each summer, was established following the death in 1979 of its namesake editor, a top newsroom talent and one of Bradlee's closest friends.

McLibel leaflet was co-written by undercover police officer Bob Lambert — An undercover police officer posing for years as an environmental activist co-wrote a libellous leaflet that was highly critical of McDonald's, and which led to the longest civil trial in English history, costing the fast-food chain millions of pounds in fees.

Whisper chief executive answers privacy revelations: 'We're not infallible' — The chief executive of the "anonymous" social media app Whisper broke his silence late on Saturday, saying he welcomed the debate sparked by Guardian US revelations about his company's tracking of users and declaring "we realise that we're not infallible".

Privacy experts call for Whisper to be investigated over tracking of some users — Privacy experts on Friday called for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to examine social media app Whisper's tracking of "anonymous users". The US consumer watchdog has broad powers to sanction companies it believes have breached their promises to consumers and has become increasingly interested in claims made by tech companies, sanctioning Facebook, Google and Snapchat in recent years.

Whisper: the facts — On Thursday the Guardian published three stories detailing how Whisper, the social media app that claims to be "the safest place on the internet", is tracking the location of its users, including some who have specifically asked not to be followed.
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Oct 30, 2014

Hillary Clinton in Maryland being interrupted by coordinated hecklers now. Immigration reform activists popping up throughout audience.

Oct 30, 2014

The argument that we should let illegal migrants drown to discourage others from coming is callous in the extreme:

Oct 30, 2014

@RehsifCinimod Some do. I'm not sure that aggression has the broad appeal to win presidential election.

Oct 30, 2014

This "sit down and shut up" Chris Christie video compounds all of his perceived weaknesses. Not good.

Oct 30, 2014

Good analysis from @RobertsDan on why the US midterm elections do, actually, matter:

Oct 28, 2014

Great piece > @kierenmccarthy: The latest on "anonymous" app Whisper and its CEO's weasel words:…

Oct 27, 2014

RT @trevortimm: Seattle Times furious with FBI over allegations that the agency impersonated the newspaper…

Oct 27, 2014

RT @GENN4DY: Do read @Edpilkington's compelling dispatch from Texas on how the state's Voter ID law is impacting voters.

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