California’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, said Wednesday that his office has been conducting a 18-month investigation into Facebook’s handling of user data, stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal that saw the data of millions of Facebook users harvested to aid the 2016 Trump campaign. The investigation, first made public in a California court filing, escalates government scrutiny...
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Brian Brushwood’s online career illustrates how regularly social apps go up in smoke. The magician, who spent 15 years touring college campuses, started to post video clips of his life on the road online in 2006. He amassed more than one million followers on six-second video app Vine and one million followers on Google+. Then, both shut down. “I am king of the failed platforms,” Brushwood,...
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