Reed Albergotti, Washington Post

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Past articles by Reed:

Twitter’s bot problem likely won’t be grounds for Musk to back out of deal

According to legal experts, the number of "bots," or inauthentic accounts, on Twitter's network, is not reason enough to get him out of acquiring the company. But he could use the concern that there are more bots than Twitter lets on as leverage to reopen negotiations. Twitter can still tell him to go pound sand. → Read More

Elon Musk spoke of possible Twitter job cuts with bankers

During discussions with bankers in the leadup to his acquisition deal with Twitter, Elon Musk spoke of "efficiencies" that include potential job cuts, as well as other ideas such as paying influencers to produce content similar to what is seen on TikTok and other social media apps → Read More

Who’s the boss? At Musk’s companies he is, but also young loyalists.

Now that Elon Musk is the owner-apparent of Twitter, the question turns to how he will run it. A look at who runs his other companies offers some clues. → Read More

Apple store in Atlanta first to file to form a union

An Apple retail store in Atlanta plans to become the first to file for a union. → Read More

Workers at Apple’s Grand Central Terminal store move toward unionizing

Workers at the Grand Central Terminal Apple retail store have begun to form a union. After months of efforts by Apple to dissuade them, the flagship store could become the first of the company's retail locations to officially file with the National Labor Relations Board. → Read More

Elon Musk wants Twitter’s algorithm to be public. It’s not that simple.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview that he wanted to “open source” Twitter's algorithm. But it isn't that simple, researchers say. → Read More

Elon Musk delayed filing a form and made $156 million

Elon Musk was required by the SEC to reveal that he'd acquired more than a five percent interest in Twitter. He missed the deadline by an extra 11 days and it earned him $156 million. → Read More

Some Russian oligarchs are using U.K. data privacy law to sue

The U.K.’s data privacy laws, which were intended to prevent ads from tracking consumers too closely around the Internet, are now being used to sue anyone holding undesirable information on their devices. → Read More

Some U.S. Apple Store employees are working to unionize, part of a growing worker backlash

In an effort for better wages and working conditions, Apple retail workers across the country and overseas are working to form labor unions to boost negotiating leverage with the iPhone maker. → Read More

Every employee who leaves Apple becomes an ‘associate’

Apple changes all former employees' titles to "associate" in widely used databases for employment verification. One former employee, in an allegation filed with the SEC, says that cost her a new job opportunity. → Read More

Curl up with these 7 thought provoking stories

Why Africa will become the center of the world’s urban future, how three cats took their owners' blender hostage, misinformation tactics used in the wellness community and more → Read More

Employee fired by Apple files NLRB charge alleging retaliation by iPhone maker

Janneke Parrish was fired by Apple after helping to found #AppleToo, aimed at improving working conditions at the company. Now she's filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board alleging the iPhone maker retaliated against her. → Read More

The Facebook whistleblower’s case was a big gamble for the nonprofit supporting her

Whistleblower Aid, a nonprofit aimed primarily at protecting government whistleblowers, was initially unable to convince its wealthy donors to fund its representation of Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen. It did it anyway, a big gamble for the nonprofit. Since taking on Haugen, the firm racked up legal fees it could barely afford. Things are finally starting to look up. → Read More

Apple fires employee who raised awareness of workplace misconduct allegations at the company

Apple on Thursday fired Janneke Parrish, who helped raise awareness about workplace misconduct allegations at the company. → Read More

She pulled herself from addiction by learning to code. Now she’s leading a worker uprising at Apple.

Cher Scarlett is willing to risk a dream job at Apple to blow the whistle on alleged labor violations at the iPhone maker. → Read More

Judge orders Apple to change its App Store practices in long-awaited decision in antitrust trial with Fortnite maker Epic Games

In a long awaited decision, a federal judge has ordered Apple to substantially alter its business model, forcing Apple to allow its developers to “steer” customers away from Apple’s payment processing service, which collects a 30 percent fee on all digital transactions. → Read More

Apple’s effort to court ‘ethical’ hackers draws poor reviews

Apple's bug bounty program was launched to great fanfare in 2016, but security researchers are frustrated with the program. → Read More

Apple delays the rollout of its plans to scan iPhones for child exploitation images

Apple said Friday it would delay the rollout of its controversial plans to scan iPhones for child exploitation images. The plan drew the ire of security experts and privacy advocates, who felt Apple had crossed a line in looking for the images on its customers devices. → Read More

Apple agrees to give some App Store developers more control over customer relationships

Apple said on Wednesday that it would allow developers of "reader" apps, such as digital publications and streaming services, to provide links to customers who can sign up for services outside of the App Store. → Read More

Independent research firm sued by Apple now wants to help vet the phone maker’s child sexual abuse scanning system

Corellium, a security research firm that was sued by Apple in a recently-settled lawsuit, announced it would offer $5,000 grants to security researchers to help analyze Apple's new software that scans iPhones for child sexual abuse material. The Corellium grants, which came two days after an Apple executive called on security researchers to hold the company accountable by verifying its claims,… → Read More