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Google, Facebook, Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay

Last month, Google summoned about 200 staff from around the world for an annual policy meeting. One agenda item was very different this time: How to deal with the sudden drumbeat of calls in the U.S. to regulate the company for being too big.The two-day retreat in Monterey, California, where

Russia-Financed Facebook Ads Had Diverse Targets

Russia-financed Facebook ads turned over to congressional panels show that Democratic strongholds like California, New York and Maryland were targeted along with the battleground states of Wisconsin and Michigan, according to a Republican official on the House Intelligence Committee.The broad range of issues addressed in the ads, including the Black Lives

Facebook Says 10 Million People Saw Russia-Linked Advertisements

said earlier Monday that it provided congressional investigators with information on 3,000 ads linked to Russia and would be hiring an extra 1,000 people to review ads that run on its services. The move came two weeks after Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced an overhaul to the rules around

Investors Expect a Stock Market Plungeand Theyre Ready to Buy

Investors expect the stock market to plunge. Their response: Whatever.A little more than half of U.S. investors anticipate a decline this year that will wipe out “significant gains,” according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup poll results. That’s fully 54 percent of the respondents, though down from previous survey highs in 2013 (62 percent) and 2014 (58 percent).Yet just