Facebook only pretended to shut down access to friends' data in 2015, quietly continued access for its favored partners

Facebook opened up access to friends' data through its API in a bid to attract developers to its platform, but in 2015, it incurred those developers' wrath when it pulled the rug out from under them, killing the API calls that allowed apps to mine their users' friends' data. Read the rest

Newly gerrymandered district conveniently includes senator's new house

Let's say you're a state senator, but the house you'd like to own isn't in your district. No problem! Just propose a boundary change to include the new house! Read the rest