Sep 18, 2017

09/18/2017: Where hate finds a home online

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Washington is getting all hot and bothered about health care again, but we're gonna keep our eye on the ball and start our show with the Fed, which is meeting this week. There's going to be a tea leaf reading,…

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How the Equifax hack could have been avoided

Sep 18, 2017
The breach might have been stopped with a system update. But it won't be the last big hack.
Internet security firms sometimes “spend weeks in sort of all-out war with hackers,” Lily Hay Newman says.
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Hate groups sidestep Big Tech

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Sep 18, 2017
Alternative crowdfunding site Hatreon is among the niche platforms that don't care if their users are neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
Andrew Knight holds a sign of Pepe the frog, a conservative icon, during a rally in Berkeley, California back in April of this year.
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The plot thickens around the Fed's "dot plot"

Sep 18, 2017
The Fed's graph of members' interest rates projections for times a year is a closely watched indicator on Wall Street

Washington is getting all hot and bothered about health care again, but we’re gonna keep our eye on the ball and start our show with the Fed, which is meeting this week. There’s going to be a tea leaf reading, and some dot plot reading too. Then: We’ve been reporting a lot lately on hate groups and where they find homes online. Since Charlottesville, there’s been more awareness of these groups, and they’ve been expelled from a lot of services, but that hasn’t stopped other businesses from filling in the gap. Plus: In LA’s gentrifying Boyle Heights neighborhood, mariachis struggle to pay rent near a plaza named for them.

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