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Coke and McDonalds Host Carnival of Junk Food Marketing At Rio Olympics

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700

Every four years, billions tune in to watch the Olympics on television. And every four years, major corporations pay millions for prime advertising opportunities as official sponsors. The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are no different with Coca-Cola and McDonald's igniting a storm of controversy over their role.

Traffic, Brazilian Sports Company, at Center of World Cup Football Scandal

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Traffic International, a Brazilian sports media company, has been named as the source of at least $60 million in bribes paid to F

Data Secrecy Company Accused of Sharing Information with Media and Military

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700


Facebook Changes Names Policy In Partial Victory for Privacy Activists

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Gay and transgendered performers have forced Facebook, the popular social network wesbite, to make changes to its

Verizon (and Google) Helped U.S. Government to Spy on Reporters

Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Technology companies willingly provided information to U.S. government agencies to help the Obama administration snoop on reporters from the Associated Press and Fox news in order to ostensibly crack down on leaks that pose a

Elsevier Versus Wikipedia: Academics Revolt Against Giant Publisher

Fri, 11 May 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Over 11,000 academics have pledged to boycott Elsevier, the Dutch publishing giant, for profiting off their work and making it unavailable to the general public. Now Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, plans to turn the world of corporate academic publishing on its head.

Facebook Lobbies Washington to

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Facebook, the social network behemoth that is about to become a multi-billion dollar company, has been lobbying for a proposed new U.S. law called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that would allow companies to share information with government agencies.

US/CHINA: U.S. Holds Fire in Google-China Feud

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0800

U.S. government officials and business leaders were supportive but wary of taking sides in Google Inc.'s battle with China, a sign of the delicate tensions between the growing superpower and the West. Google has threatened to bolt from China over censorship and alleged cyber spying.

US: When a Corporate Donation Raises Protests

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0700

But a coalition of children

US: Black Given Prison Term Over Fraud

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:00:00 -0800

Conrad M. Black is handed down a 6 1/2 year prison sentence for removing 13 boxes of documents from the office of his media company, Hollinter International.