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China’s internet regulator takes aim at forced data collection

China’s internet regulator takes aim at forced data collection China is a step closer to cracking down on unscrupulous data collection by app developers. This week, the country’s cybersecurity watchdog began seeking comment on the range of user information that apps from instant messengers to ride-hailing services are allowed to collect. The […]

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WH’s AI EO is BS

WH’s AI EO is BS An executive order was just issued from the White House regarding “the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in Government.” Leaving aside the meritless presumption of the government’s own trustworthiness and that it is the software that has trust issues, the order is almost entirely hot air. The […]

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Trump’s odd new attack on Section 230 is probably doomed

Trump’s odd new attack on Section 230 is probably doomed Trump’s crusade against a key internet law known as Section 230 tends to pop up in unlikely places. His Twitter feed on Thanksgiving, for one. Or at times you’d think the nation would be hearing from its leader on the matter at […]

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The Supreme Court will hear its first big CFAA case

The Supreme Court will hear its first big CFAA case The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a case that could lead to sweeping changes to America’s controversial computer hacking laws — and affecting how millions use their computers and access online services. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was […]

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India sets rules for commissions, surge pricing for Uber and Ola

India sets rules for commissions, surge pricing for Uber and Ola Ride-hailing firms such as Ola and Uber can only draw a fee of up to 20% on ride fares in India, New Delhi said in guidelines on Friday, a new setback for the SoftBank-backed firms already struggling to improve their finances […]

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TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s epic rise and stumble TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually […]

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Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data

Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data Australia’s intelligence agencies have been caught “incidentally” collecting data from the country’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app during the first six months of its launch, a government watchdog has found. The report, published Monday by the Australian government’s inspector general for the intelligence community, which […]

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Biden-Harris team finally get their transition .gov domain

Biden-Harris team finally get their transition .gov domain Finally. It only took almost three weeks, but the Biden-Harris transition has officially begun. On Monday, the General Services Administration gave the green light for the Biden-Harris team to transition from political campaign to government administration, allowing the team to receive government resources like […]

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Trump didn’t concede, but he will move Biden’s transition forward

Trump didn’t concede, but he will move Biden’s transition forward With an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, election results took a bit longer this year than usual. But if Americans were expecting an election week, November stretched on into a month of election drama, with President Trump mounting an unprecedented effort to […]

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Trump fires top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs for debunking false election claims

Trump fires top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs for debunking false election claims Chris Krebs, one of the most senior cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government, has been fired. Krebs served as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since its founding in November 2018 until he was removed […]

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