Jeff Bezos’s security chief has concluded with “high confidence” that the Saudi Arabian government hacked into the executive’s phone. Bezos ordered longtime safety advisor Gavin de Becker to analyze how the Nationwide Enquirer tabloid were given its fingers on racy textual content messages between himself and previous tv anchor Lauren Sanchez. On Saturday, De Becker printed a piece of writing in the Daily Beast detailing the result of the investigation — and the Saudis had been most likely concerned, consistent with his record. De Becker writes that the Saudi govt “has been intent on harming Jeff Bezos” on account of the “relentless protection” of Jamal Khashoggi’s homicide within the Washington Put up, which Bezos owns. The Saudi Arabian govt has denied any involvement, and the Nationwide Enquirer’s guardian corporate has stated Lauren Sanchez’s brother used to be the unique supply of the leaks. [Christopher Bing / Reuters]
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Mark Zuckerberg is calling for global regulation on internet companies. In an op-ed within the Washington Put up, Zuckerberg laid out what he feels is wanted for law in 4 key spaces: destructive content material, election integrity, privateness, and information portability. Usually, he’s arguing for “a extra standardized way” throughout firms — apparently to do extra of what Fb does, together with publishing common transparency studies on taking down destructive content material. Some are seeing this as some way for Fb to get forward of law by means of surroundings the time table whilst others are asking why Fb itself hasn’t carried out extra to put into effect protections in those spaces. [David McCabe and Gigi Sukin / Axios]
Most news organizations have no plan for archiving their digital content. In keeping with a brand new survey by means of Columbia Journalism Assessment, out of 21 information organizations, 19 “weren’t taking any protecting steps in any respect to archive their internet output.” As a substitute, many organizations depend on third-party organizations such because the Web Archive and Google to stay a report in their on-line content material. In a writeup of the find out about, CJR writes that “the findings of this find out about will have to be a wakeup name” and that “in an generation the place journalism is already below assault, managing its report and long run are as essential as ever.” [Sharon Ringel and Angela Woodall / Columbia Journalism Review]
Care.com — the largest site in the US for finding caregivers — took down thousands of listings shortly before a Wall Street Journal investigation was published. The Magazine studies that 1000’s of the companies had been booted from the platform prematurely of an investigation that exposed that the corporate in lots of circumstances didn’t correctly vet listings. Loads of daycares didn’t have state licenses and 9 caregivers had prior police data. Because the Magazine’s article, the corporate presented initial screenings for caregivers making use of for jobs at the web site and created a brand new board committee to supervise protection and cybersecurity. [Shane Shifflett and Kirsten Grind / The Wall Street Journal]
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