Allison Matyus

Allison Matyus

Allison Matyus is a general news reporter at Digital Trends. She covers any and all tech news, including issues around social media and data privacy.
Allison was previously a freelance journalist for the Chicago Tribune Media Group covering local news in Chicago’s South Suburbs. She’s also written for The Idea Forge, where she covered the city's tech industry and startup landscape.
Allison spent nearly two years as a Senior Reporter at Chicago’s oldest neighborhood newspaper, The Hyde Park Herald, where she covered politics, education, real estate, retail, and development. 
Living in Chicago, Allison has her own personal wellness blog and loves to travel to national parks. 

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Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

It would make social media platforms responsible for all content posted on their sites
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Tech advocates say Trump’s executive order could ruin the internet

Social media as you know it would be gone
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What is Section 230? Inside the legislation protecting social media

Section 230 shields social media platforms from being liable
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SpaceX Crew Dragon launch postponed due to poor weather

The threat of rainstorms has pushed back the historic mission
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Whistleblowers say Facebook hasn’t addressed illegal drug sales on platform

There's evidence that drugs are bought and sold using Facebook Pay
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Here’s where Apple will reopen 100 more stores in the U.S. this week

Sites will have certain safety restrictions in place