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At a gathering of Uber drivers and community groups in Roxbury on Tuesday morning, senior company advisor David Plouffe repeated the company’s contention that fingerprint-based criminal background checks are unnecessary. “We should be thinking about how to build on this, how to make it easier for more people to get behind the wheel and make money than make it harder,” Plouffe said.More →

Looking back, 2015 was filled with major moments in technology and media. Comcast failed to close its mega-merger with Time Warner Cable, after regulators effectively spiked the deal. A European court struck down an important data-sharing agreement with the United States. And Google underwent a major restructuring, setting itself up as a subsidiary of a new holding company called Alphabet.More →