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INFLUENCE GAME: Telecom lobbying muscle kills privacy rules
The telecom industry's lobbying muscle has helped push a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress
The Note: Trump's ready to make a deal
TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS with ABC’s RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 69 THE BIG STORY: After the wipeout, President Trump is ready to make a deal. That’s what he told senators Tuesday night, adding that he had “no doubt” that a deal on health care would be an “easy one” and “happen very
When Fake News Stories Make Real News Headlines
When Marco Chacon first saw the phrase “bucket of losers” trending online, he said he “freaked out.” It came from a story he had posted on his website about a supposed “secret transcript” of a Hillary Clinton speech given inside a Goldman Sachs boardroom, which claimed Clinton had called Bernie
WhatsApp Sharing Data with Facebook Raises Alarm for Privacy Advocates
Changes announced by WhatsApp have drawn the ire of privacy advocates, who say that the messaging service's plan to share user data with parent company Facebook is against the law and should be blocked. The changes will allow the popular app -- which says it has more than one billion users -- to
The rise of Dial Sports and pre-Internet American sports betting
The evolution of American sports betting prior to the Internet can be traced back to a garage office in the suburbs of Philadelphia. At its peak, in the early 1980s, Mickey Charles' garage was receiving 20 million phone calls a month and generating millions of dollars in revenue. The calls, costing
Google Research Reveals How Pervasive Adware Is on Your Computer
Adware continues to be one of the most pervasive scams on the Internet, according to Google, which found more than five million computers infected with the malware . The scam works by infecting a computer and then serving advertisements on new websites in an additional window that can more often
Showdown in North Carolina
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TUNE IN TONIGHT: With less than a month to go before Election Day, ABC’s GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS is set to moderate a one-hour U.S. Senate debate tonight in Raleigh, N.C. between Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and her challenger, Republican State...
Sex Ads, Canceled Mail and More: Homeowners' Nightmare
A new home for a California couple turned into a nightmare when a jilted neighbor allegedly signed them up for sex acts online, sent strangers to their home and canceled their mail, according to a felony complaint in San Diego court. Now the woman accused of the spiteful hoaxes - who is scheduled
Barbie Sales Slump, Soda Loses Fizz, Google Stumbles
Morning Money Memo: The corporate earnings season is still young, but the latest reports are already revealing some striking trends. Troubles in toyland are among them. Mattel’s report reveals that weak Barbie sales are one reason for its unexpected first-quarter loss. Toymakers are facing ...
E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?
Morning Money Memo: Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes. But a new congressional report written largely by staffers