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Attorney’s Letter Alleges Uber Spied on Rival Companies

A letter written by the attorney of former Uber security employee Richard Jacobs alleges that Uber took part in unethical competitive surveillance practices and spied on individuals working at competing companies.

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Google Ditched Autopilot Driving Feature After Test User Napped Behind Wheel

ATWATER, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit stopped developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations, its chief executive said Monday, as autopilot reliance left users prone to distractions and ill-prepared to maneuver.

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Number of Registered Lobbyists Falls 14% in 2017

The number of federally registered political lobbyists has fallen by 14 percent thus far in 2017 from the 2016 total. However, based on data provided by the non-partisan OpenSecrets.org, spending by lobbyists is on track to rise by about 3 percent in 2017.

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Report: Google Paying Academics Who Write Favorable Papers

According to a report by the Campaign for Accountability, Google has paid researchers that produced papers and projects painting Google in a positive light, including at least one who did not disclose that he had received any funding from them.

While Alphabet announced it was halting the rollout of its Google Fiber wireless service, it said work would press on in cities where service started or was being developed

Google Parent Alphabet’s Shares Hit by Advertising Boycott

Google’s parent company Alphabet lost around $20 billion in value last week, due to a 2% drop in its share prices as a result of a coordinated advertising boycott by big companies worried about their advertising being placed next to inappropriate content.