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Facebook Is Giving the US Government More and More Data

December 20, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Every year, Facebook gets tens of thousands of requests for data from governments worldwide, including search warrants, subpoenas, or calls to restrict certain kinds of content. According to a new report released by the company on Dec. 18, these requests are increasing. In the US, the requests rose by 26%...

Facebook is Giving the U.S. Government More and More Data

December 19, 2017 Every year, Facebook gets tens of thousands of requests for data from governments worldwide, including search warrants, subpoenas, or calls to restrict certain kinds of content. According to a new report released by the company on Dec. 18, these requests are increasing. In the US, the requests rose by 26%...

Trump’s Man In Charge Of U.S. Crime Data Is Known For His Football Rankings

December 1, 2017 Data on criminal justice in the United States is notoriously spotty, making it a source of anguish for many criminologists, policymakers, reformers, and journalists. One of the few sources for national data is the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a federal agency that carries out a massive crime survey each year...

Facebook’s Workplace Is Gaining Ground as it Prepares to Pounce on Slack

October 27, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Last year, Facebook started crawling into the last space in your life it didn’t yet dominate—the office. It announced its Workplace platform as a communication tool for companies, entering the crowded market of workplace chat services. From the beginning, Workplace elicited comparisons with the increasingly ubiquitous Slack, whose flutter-like notification...

US Government Agencies Are Buying Ads on Facebook—in Russian

October 14, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the midst of the frenzy of trying to determine how Russia influenced the US elections through buying ads on Facebook, The San Diego Union Tribune reminds us that basically everyone—including the US government—can buy ads on the platform to push their agenda. Carl Prine, an investigative reporter at the...

U.S. Government Agencies are Buying Ads On Facebook—In Russian

October 13, 2017 In the midst of the frenzy of trying to determine how Russia influenced the US elections through buying ads on Facebook, The San Diego Union Tribune reminds us that basically everyone—including the US government—can buy ads on the platform to push their agenda. Carl Prine, an investigative reporter at the...

A Horrifying Statistic That Conveys the Sheer Scale of the Opioid Crisis

September 28, 2017 The opioid crisis in the United States is killing nearly one hundred people per day. Some areas are particularly hard hit, leaving officials to deal with constantly multiplying bodies of those claimed by overdose. In Ohio, morgues keep running out of space, forcing authorities to use temporary cold-storage trailers instead....

The Marines Finally Have Their First Female Infantry Officer

September 26, 2017 The Marine Corps got its first-ever female infantry officer this week when a lieutenant completed a grueling 13-week course. Compared to the rest of the US military, the Marines have the smallest share of women among its ranks, and are known to have a particularly male-centric, if not misogynistic, culture....

Harvard Rescinded Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship after CIA Chief Mike Pompeo Cancelled a Visit

September 15, 2017 After CIA chief Mike Pompeo said he was canceling an appearance at Harvard over its invitation to military whistleblower Chelsea Manning to be a visiting Kennedy School fellow, the university decided to rescind Manning’s title. Pompeo sent a letter to Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center yesterday (Sept. 14), calling Manning...

Travelers Coming Into America Are Now Seeing Beefed-Up Security

July 20, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Airlines are starting to implement additional security measures for international flights to the US, potentially meaning even more hassle for travelers. The security measures apply to roughly 280 airports in 105 countries and do not affect domestic flights, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Quartz. The...