The Tech Giants Are Going (Back) to Washington. Here's What to Expect.

Washington, D.C. is becoming a familiar place for Big Tech executives. Representatives from Facebook, Google (and companies it owns, like YouTube), and Twitter have testified at Congressional hearings for a range of issues — from data privacy, to election meddling, to their “filtering practices.” Now, as major executives from all three prepare to return to…

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Unriddled: Facebook Removes Another App (And More Accounts), Tesla Will Remain a Public Company (For Now), and More Tech News You Need

“Unriddled” is HubSpot’s mid-week digest of the tech headlines you need to know. Each week, we highlight the top stories in a quick, scannable way and break it all down. It’s tech news: explained. Unriddled: The Tech News You Need 1. Facebook’s Latest Removals Preventing Violence in Myanmar Earlier this month, Reuters published a special…

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Can Facebook Really Stop Election Meddling? We Asked 600+ People. [New Data]

On Wednesday afternoon, both Facebook and Twitter came forward with announcements of coordinated election interference campaigns on their respective networks. Facebook’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher, wrote in a statement that the company removed a total of 652 Pages, groups, and accounts for such behavior. Their origin: Iran. Their targets: Facebook users in the Middle East,…

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