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Snapchat Ad Sales Suffer, Social Media Stocks Dip in Response to Apple Privacy MovesSnapchat’s corporate parent disclosed Thursday that its ad sales are being hurt by a privacy crackdown that rolled out on Apple’s iPhones earlier this year
Amid Massive California Wildfires, Battle Over Fire Insurance Policies IntensifiesMassive wildfires are making it harder for some California homeowners to get property insurance, pitting the state's insurance commissioner against the industry in an escalating conflict that will likely stretch into 2022's statewide elections.
Facebook Expands Effort To Protect Public Figures From Harassment, BullyingFacebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content.
PG&E Notifies Nearly 30,000 Customers Of Another Possible PSPS Starting ThursdayPacific Gas & Electric Co. is notifying nearly 30,000 customers, including some in the Bay Area, as forecasters say another wind event could prompt an additional round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs starting Thursday.
Family Of Slain Reporter Takes On Facebook Over Failing To Remove Violent VideoThe family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death.
EBMUD Deploys Generators, Pumps For Potential PG&E Public Safety Power ShutoffsAs wildfire season continues, the East Bay Municipal Utility District has deployed portable generators and pumps to keep water flowing in event of Public Safety Power Shutoffs by PG&E.