September 16, 2017

Equifax and data privacy: How the media could empower consumers

On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it was investigating a data breach at credit bureau Equifax. The company announced on Sept. 7 that it had been hacked earlier this year and that the personal data of 143 million U.S. consumers may have been stolen. That data included Social Security numbers, birthdays, address […]

September 16, 2017

How you can protect your data

It may not be possible to guarantee that your information is completely protected, but there are measures you can take to lessen the possibility of theft, and to prevent any potential theft from negatively affecting your financial standing. According to studies conducted by the Pew Research center, about 64 percent of U.S. residents have experienced […]

August 31, 2017

Uber is totally dysfunctional. Oh, wait. That’s slant.

Dara Khosrowshahi, who was selected as ride-sharing company Uber’s new CEO, spoke publicly about the decision on Tuesday, saying he’d accepted the position but that the contract wasn’t yet finalized. Khosrowshahi, who is currently CEO of online travel company Expedia Inc., gave an interview to The Wall Street Journal from Expedia’s headquarters outside Seattle. He […]

February 20, 2017

False news in mainstream media

When 20 fact-checking organizations from around the world wrote a letter in November asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to “start a conversation” about false news, they focused on identifying “fake posts” and “concern about viral hoaxes.” When mainstream news outlets have published articles on the subject of “fake news,” they’ve often reported on misinformation campaigns by political advocacy […]