Bobby Allyn

Bobby Allyn appears in the following:

Tech workers recount the cost of speaking out, as tensions rise inside companies

Thursday, October 21, 2021

More and more tech workers are publicly criticizing their companies. But those who have spoken out say it's taken a toll on their careers, friendships and mental health.

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Oversight Board slams Facebook for giving special treatment to high-profile users

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Facebook's "cross-check" program applies to millions of accounts, but the board says the company is not being transparent about how it applies its rules to those prominent users.

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Apple fires #AppleToo leader as part of leak probe. She says it's retaliation

Friday, October 15, 2021

Janneke Parrish says she was fired from Apple as part of an investigation tracing the source of leaks to the press. She co-led the #AppleToo movement, part of growing labor unrest in Silicon Valley.

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Here are 4 key points from the Facebook whistleblower's testimony on Capitol Hill

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen electrified Washington on Tuesday with testimony about how the company knew about potential harm to users and decided to hide that information.

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Watch Live: Whistleblower tells Congress Facebook products harm kids and democracy

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

A former Facebook employee compared the social network to Big Tobacco at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, saying the company has hidden what it knows about the problems its products cause.

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Facebook whistleblower says the social media giant is putting profit over user safety

Monday, October 04, 2021

A Facebook whistleblower has revealed that the social media giant tried to hide evidence that suggested it knew the platform was used to spread hate, violence and misinformation.

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Facebook whistleblower isn't protected from possible company retaliation, experts say

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The person who shared damning documents about the company is expected to reveal her identity on Sunday. Legal experts say Facebook may target her with legal action.

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The Elizabeth Holmes Trial Sparks A Silicon Valley Debate: Why Not Other Tech CEOs?

Saturday, September 25, 2021

As the former CEO of the blood-testing company Theranos faces fraud charges, some are asking why other tech leaders accused of wrongdoing have avoided criminal charges.

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The Elizabeth Holmes Trial Is Sparking A Gender Debate In Silicon Valley

Friday, September 24, 2021

The debate: Why have male CEOs, who promised the moon and failed, not been prosecuted? Holmes faces possible prison time over fraud charges tied to her former blood-testing company Theranos.

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An Update the Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

NPR Reporter Bobby Allyn joins us to discuss the latest on the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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'Concerned Citizen' At Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' Trial Turns Out To Be Family

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A mysterious attendee at Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial derided the case against her to reporters. Turns out, he was not whom he claimed to be, but was the father of Holmes' partner.

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What The Ruling In The Epic Games V. Apple Lawsuit Means For iPhone Users

Friday, September 10, 2021

Fortnite maker Epic Games sued Apple over its App Store policies. Now, the federal court's decision could reshape the multibillion-dollar digital economy.

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A Judge Rules Apple Must Make It Easier To Shop Outside The App Store

Friday, September 10, 2021

The ruling could force Apple to revamp its business model for apps on iPhones and iPads. Fortnite maker Epic Games had sued Apple, saying App Store policies were an abuse of power and hurt developers.

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Prosecutors Call Theranos Ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes A Liar And A Cheat As Trial Opens

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Defense lawyers say Holmes believed the company could screen for hundreds of diseases with just a finger prick of blood, a pledge that attracted millions of dollars in investment.

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The FDA To Decide Which E-Cigarettes, Including Juul, May Be Sold In U.S.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

E-cigarette maker Juul wanted to disrupt Big Tobacco, and largely succeeded before politicians, regulators and experts accused it of stoking the youth vaping epidemic.

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GoDaddy Is Booting A Site That Sought Anonymous Tips About Texas Abortions

Friday, September 03, 2021

The company will no longer host a website that promoted itself as a way to "help enforce the Texas Heartbeat Act." Online activists and boycotters inundated the site with false reports.

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Jury Selection Begins In The Fraud Trial Of Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of the health technology corporation Theranos, promised miracles with just a finger prick of blood. Jury selection in her fraud trial begins Tuesday.

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Elizabeth Holmes Promised Miracles By A Finger Prick. Her Fraud Trial Starts Tuesday

Monday, August 30, 2021

Holmes and her former business partner and ex-boyfriend, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, have pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding investors and patients of the blood-testing company Theranos.

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Elizabeth Holmes Plans To Accuse Ex-Boyfriend Of Abuse At Theranos Fraud Trial

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Newly released documents reveal how the founder of the biomedical startup intends to defend herself at a federal fraud trial starting next week.

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Tech Platforms Try To Limit The Taliban's Social Media Propaganda, But Won't Ban Them

Saturday, August 21, 2021

The Taliban of today has a sophisticated social media presence. It has harnessed online platforms as a tool of propaganda and is now using it as a way to govern.

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