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  1. Google gets green light to provide cell service in Puerto Rico using balloons

    10.07 / 13:01 thehill.com Thehill.com - Technology
    The parent company of Google received the green light on Friday to provide emergency cellular service to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico using balloons.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it had granted Alphabet Inc. permission…
  2. Some Russian-bought political ads also appeared on Instagram

    10.07 / 13:01 thehill.com Thehill.com - Technology
    A portion of the advertisements Facebook sold to Russian-based pages during the 2016 presidential election campaign were also visible on Instagram, the social media giant said on Friday. Facebook said in a blog post that of the …
  3. Senate Dems ask regulators to investigate potential Sprint-T-Mobile merger

    10.06 / 23:40 thehill.com Thehill.com - Technology
    A group of Senate Democrats is asking regulators to investigate the potential effects of a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, a deal that is reportedly in the works.In letters to the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications…
  4. Facebook, Twitter, Google invited to testify on Russian election meddling

    10.06 / 23:40 thehill.com Thehill.com - Technology
    Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google have been formally invited to testify Nov. 1 at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on how Russians may have interfered in the 2016 presidential election, says a source with familiar with the…
  5. Russia-backed FB page promoted ‘Stop Islamization of Texas’ rally

    10.06 / 19:39 thehill.com Thehill.com - Technology
    A so-called "Troll Factory" operated out of Russia promoted a rally last year opposing what it deemed the "Islamization of Texas" using a Facebook page called "Heart of Texas," CNN reported Friday.The protest — called the "Sto…
  6. Facebook took out Russia references in election meddling paper: report

    10.06 / 10:59 thehill.com Thehill.com - Technology
    Facebook removed references to Russia from a 13-page report published in April on election influence, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.The social media company's report, which reportedly caused an internal debate over how m…
  7. GAO disputes that IRS had to award $7.25M contract to Equifax

    10.06 / 10:59 thehill.com Thehill.com - Technology
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is pushing back against the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) claim this week that it had to give a $7.25 million, no-bid contract to Equifax in the wake of its massive data breach."Congress gave…
  8. Overnight Tech: GOP senator open to releasing Russian Facebook ads | House chair backs national hack notification standa

    10.06 / 10:59 thehill.com Thehill.com - Technology
    CORNYN OPEN TO MAKING RUSSIA ADS PUBLIC: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) says that he's open to making public the political Facebook ads that are suspected to have been purchased by Russian actors to influence the 2016 election.Cornyn is the …
  9. Congress grapples with preventing the next Equifax-level hack

    10.06 / 10:59 thehill.com Thehill.com - Technology
    Congress is grappling with how to respond to the massive Equifax data breach after hackers gained access to the sensitive data of more than 145 million Americans.As lawmakers grilled former Equifax CEO Richard Smith over four separate hearings…