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With Huge Fines, German Law Pushes Social Networks To Delete Abusive Posts

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Anas Modamani speaks to the media Feb. 6 in Wuerzburg, Germany, after a court session about his lawsuit against Facebook. Modamani

Social media companies could be penalized by as much as $58.3 million if they don’t remove a malicious post from their platforms soon after it is reported — in some cases within 24 hours.

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Facebook’s Advertising Tools Complicate Efforts To Stop Russian Interference

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., (left) and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., holds a news conference Oct. 19 to introduce legislation designed to increase the transparency of political ads on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

Facebook says 126 million people may have seen Russian content aimed at influencing Americans. Marketing gurus say Facebook is unlikely to solve the problem because of its ad-based business model.

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5 Things To Know When Shopping For Health Insurance This Year

Monday, October 30th, 2017

From left, Yudelmy Cataneda, Javier Suarez and Claudia Suarez talk about health insurance with Yosmay Valdivian (right), an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, at the Mall of Americas in Miami in 2014.

Open enrollment on the exchanges for health insurance created by the Affordable Care Act will be different this time around. Here are some tips on how to make the most of it.

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Puerto Rico Power Authority Calls To Cancel Dubious $300M Grid Contract

Monday, October 30th, 2017

The Puerto Rico Power Authority canceled a massive energy contract to rebuild the island’s power grid. The contract had been with Whitefish Energy, a tiny Montana company with ties to the Trump Administration.

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Canada’s ‘Welcome’ To Immigrants Has Some Unintended Consequences

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

A cab drops off a couple of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Canada border near Champlain, N.Y., on Aug. 20.

Canada is taking advantage of the Trump administration’s attitude toward immigration to attract foreign tech companies and workers. But there are downsides to appearing open to immigration.

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