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Checkr, a background check engine for Uber, Lyft, others, has faced ~80 lawsuits since 2015 for erroneous checks which severely disrupted incomes of gig workers (Issie Lapowsky/protocol)

Issie Lapowsky / protocol: Checkr, a background check engine for Uber, Lyft, others, has faced ~80 lawsuits since 2015 for erroneous checks which severely disrupted incomes of gig workers  —  In a flurry of lawsuits, drivers say Checkr cost them their livelihoods.  —  Checkr, the background check engine powering …

How power companies are turning to AI, drones, battery systems, and sensors to shorten outages, save money, and help run an increasingly complex power grid (Asa Fitch/Wall Street Journal)

Asa Fitch / Wall Street Journal: How power companies are turning to AI, drones, battery systems, and sensors to shorten outages, save money, and help run an increasingly complex power grid  —  Power companies are turning to AI, drones and sensors to curtail outages, save money and help operate an increasingly complex electricity grid.

Vodafone will remove Huawei systems from its EU core network at a cost of TITELTITELTITELTITELeuro;200M over the next five years, following new UK rules and EU guidelines last month (Nic Fildes/Financial Times)

Nic Fildes / Financial Times: Vodafone will remove Huawei systems from its EU core network at a cost of €200M over the next five years, following new UK rules and EU guidelines last month  —  Vodafone is to strip Huawei systems out of the core of its European network at a cost of €200m as the European telecoms sector moves …

How Hoop, an app for making Snapchat friends, hit #2 in the App Store with a virality and monetization strategy making users spend in-app currency to reach out (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: How Hoop, an app for making Snapchat friends, hit #2 in the App Store with a virality and monetization strategy making users spend in-app currency to reach out  —  Snapchat´s developer platform is blowing up as a gateway to teen social app users.  Hoop is the latest Snap Kit blockbuster …

Facebook agrees to improve its security procedures to settle a class action lawsuit over the 2018 data breach that exposed personal data of 29M users (Peter Blumberg/Bloomberg)

Peter Blumberg / Bloomberg: Facebook agrees to improve its security procedures to settle a class action lawsuit over the 2018 data breach that exposed personal data of 29M users  —  Facebook Inc. pledged to improve security protocols to resolve a lawsuit blaming the company for a 2018 data breach that exposed personal data of 29 million users.
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