Silicon Valley Correspondent Education: Columbia University, BA. ; Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, MS.
Elizabeth Dwoskin joined The Washington Post as Silicon Valley correspondent in 2016, becoming the paper's eyes and ears in the region and in the wider world of tech. Before that, she was the Wall Street Journal's first full-time beat reporter covering big data, artificial intelligence, and the impact of algorithms on people's lives.
Honors & Awards:
Winner of the 2017 Overseas Press Club Bob Considine Award for "Behind the Firewall" Series on Silicon Valley China
2010 Finalist, Livingston Award for Young Journalists
2009 Finalist, Livingston Award for Young Journalists
Foreign languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew
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Mark Zuckerberg's power within Facebook is virtually unchallenged as the company's co-founder, CEO and largest stockholder. An FTC settlement that requires Zuckerberg to personally attest to the company's privacy practices may bring an end to that.
The DOJ did not name Amazon, Facebook or Google directly, but its inquiry could result in more scrutiny of them, as the government seeks to "assess the competitive conditions in the online marketplace," it said in a statement.
The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Google in its investigation into YouTube for violating federal kids' privacy laws, according to two people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to discuss it on record.