Bobby Allyn

Bobby Allyn appears in the following:

Lawsuit Says Trump's Order Against Tech Companies Will 'Chill Future Online Speech'

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

The Center for Democracy and Technology argues that Trump's executive order attempting to strip tech companies of a key legal protection was retaliatory and violates the First Amendment.

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As Trump Targets Twitter's Legal Shield, Experts Have A Warning

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Consensus is growing in Washington to repeal the decades-old law that protects tech platforms from lawsuits. Experts fear unintended consequences.

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Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies

Thursday, May 28, 2020

President Trump signs an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies days after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets.

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Twitter Flags President Trump's Tweet For The 1st Time

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Twitter has put a warning label on a tweet by President Trump for the first time on Tuesday. The company says the tweet contains "potentially misleading information about voting processes."

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Twitter Places Fact-Checking Warning On Trump Tweet For 1st Time

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A link is added to a tweet in which the president claims without evidence that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. A Twitter spokesman says the tweet wasn't deleted because it didn't discourage voting.

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She Gets Calls And Texts Meant For Elon Musk. Some Are Pretty Weird

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lyndsay Tucker, who works at a Sephora beauty store in San Jose, Calif., has tech billionaire Elon Musk's old cellphone number. So every day, she fields calls and texts intended for him.

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Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets discussing the virus since January and found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans.

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Apple Store Shoppers To Have Temperatures Taken, Must Wear Face Coverings

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

About 100 Apple Stores, or about a fifth of the tech giant's worldwide retail locations, are now open, including storefronts in Alabama, Florida, California and Washington state.

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Restaurants Are Desperate — But You May Not Be Helping When You Use Delivery Apps

Thursday, May 14, 2020

In a bid to help restaurants, cities from Seattle to Washington, D.C., have passed caps restricting how much food apps can charge to deliver meals. App companies claim the move might backfire.

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Cities Battle Food Apps Over Delivery Fees

Thursday, May 14, 2020

New York is the latest city to crack down on food-delivery apps. Restaurants say the apps' delivery fees cut into their profits, and apps like Grubhub say capping the fees will hurt restaurants.

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Uber Woos Grubhub, In A Move Lawmaker Calls 'Pandemic Profiteering'

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The merger talks have yet to reach a deal, but if both sides strike an accord, the combined company would emerge as the dominant player in food delivery with 55% of the U.S. market.

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Your Boss Is Watching You: Work-From-Home Boom Leads To More Surveillance

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

With more people now working from home, employers are increasingly relying on tracking software to monitor what employees do when they're on the clock.

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In Settlement, Facebook To Pay $52 Million To Content Moderators With PTSD

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

As part of a settlement agreement, more than 10,000 moderators who viewed and removed graphic and disturbing posts, and consequently suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, are eligible for payouts.

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Twitter Now Labels 'Potentially Harmful' Coronavirus Tweets

Monday, May 11, 2020

Tweets that contain information deemed misleading, disputed or unverified will now carry labels warning about problematic content as Twitter attempts to combat fake news on the platform.

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2 Mortgages, No Income: Sell The House Or Rent It Out, An Airbnb Host Wonders

Friday, May 08, 2020

Josep Navas Masip purchased a second home in Philadelphia and was renovating it for use as an Airbnb when the coronavirus crisis hit. Now his plans are canceled and he's unsure what to do for income.

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Zoom To Crack Down on Zoombombing, In Deal With NY Attorney General

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The company has agreed to launch a new internal data security program and will take other steps to combat hacker disruptions.

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Airbnb Cuts 1,900 Jobs, 25% Of Its Workforce, As Pandemic Freezes Travel

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky described the global pandemic as the "most harrowing crisis of our lifetime" and said the coronavirus has cut the company's anticipated revenue in more than half.

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After Being Fired Over Zoom, He Changed His Twitter Handle To 'Dan Is Interviewing'

Friday, May 01, 2020

Dan Munro found out he lost his job via a Zoom call. The tech startup where he worked announced that a third of its Austin-based office would be cut in a "resizing."

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For Airbnb, 2020 Was Supposed To Be A Banner Year. Then The Pandemic Hit

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky tells NPR that he expects his company to survive the coronavirus pandemic by emphasizing cleanliness, and acknowledging that travel is likely changed forever.

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Airbnb Rental Model Becomes A Victim Of The Coronavirus

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

This year was supposed to be Airbnb's big year. The company planned to go public, but COVID-19 has all but destroyed their business model. Airbnb's CEO explains how they hope to survive the pandemic.

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