National reporter covering technology Education: Connecticut College
Craig Timberg is a national technology reporter for The Washington Post, specializing in privacy, security and surveillance. He grew up in suburban Maryland and graduated from Connecticut College. Since joining The Post in 1998, he has been a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent and has co-authored a book, “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It.” He contributed to The Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the National Security Agency.
YouTube removed 7.8 million videos and 1.6 million channels in the third quarter of this year, mostly for spreading spam or posting or inappropriate adult content, the company said in a report Thursday.
Speaking with The Washington Post after his first testimony to Congress, Pichai said that new AI tools — the backbone of such innovations as driverless cars and disease-detecting algorithms — require companies to set ethical guardrails and think through how the technology can be abused.
Google revealed Monday that its soon-to-be shuttered social network suffered from another security lapse, a software bug that could have allowed third-party apps and developers to gain access to 52 million users' personal information without their permission.
A key British lawmaker alleged Wednesday that Facebook maintained “whitelisting agreements” that gave select companies preferential access to valuable data on users without their consent, echoing a key claim from an app developer's lawsuit.
Apple announced Wednesday that it would block access to a port that law enforcement uses to crack into iPhones, a move that could reignite debate over whether tech companies are doing enough to help authorities probing serious crimes.