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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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‘The Real Facebook Oversight Board’ launches to counter Facebook’s ‘Oversight Board’

‘The Real Facebook Oversight Board’ launches to counter Facebook’s ‘Oversight Board’ Today a group of academics, researchers and civil rights leaders go live on with ‘The Real Facebook Oversight Board’ which is designed to criticize and discuss the role of the platform in the upcoming US election. The group includes Facebook’s ex-head […]

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Decrypted: As tech giants rally against Hong Kong security law, Apple holds out

Decrypted: As tech giants rally against Hong Kong security law, Apple holds out It’s not often Silicon Valley gets behind a single cause. Supporting net neutrality was one, reforming government surveillance another. Last week, Big Tech took up its latest: halting any cooperation with Hong Kong police. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and […]

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Competing with Disney+ and Quibi, Supreme Court launches streaming service

Competing with Disney+ and Quibi, Supreme Court launches streaming service It’s a tough media world out there, and few institutions have been spared the transformations underway thanks to the internet. With Disney+ and Netflix posting records streaming numbers, and Quibi posting numbers that are perhaps a wee bit more bite-sized than some […]

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Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords that would unlock their devices. The state’s Supreme Court said compelling a password from a suspect is a violation […]

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Facebook’s content oversight board plan is raising more questions than it answers

Facebook’s content oversight board plan is raising more questions than it answers Facebook has produced a report summarizing feedback it’s taken in on its idea of establishing a content oversight board to help arbitrate on moderation decisions. Aka the ‘supreme court of Facebook’ concept first discussed by founder Mark Zuckerberg last year, […]

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SEC expands its war on cryptocurrency companies with a lawsuit against Kik

SEC expands its war on cryptocurrency companies with a lawsuit against Kik The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued Kik Interactive for the $100 million token sale the company announced two years ago. It’s an expansion of legal actions that began last year as the SEC seeks to rein in companies that […]

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India’s state gas company leaks millions of Aadhaar numbers

India’s state gas company leaks millions of Aadhaar numbers Another security lapse has exposed millions of Aadhaar numbers. This time, India’s state-owned gas company Indane left exposed a part of its website for dealers and distributors, even though it’s only supposed to be accessible with a valid username and password. But the […]

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CEO of Rappler, a media company critical of the Philippines government, is arrested

CEO of Rappler, a media company critical of the Philippines government, is arrested There’s serious concern around press freedom in the Philippines after Maria Ressa, the CEO of independent media company Rappler, was arrested last night. Ressa, who was CNN’s bureau chief in Manila and then Jakarta prior to starting Rappler in […]

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Indian state government leaks thousands of Aadhaar numbers

Indian state government leaks thousands of Aadhaar numbers A lapse in security has led to the leaking of over a hundred thousand Aadhaar numbers, TechCrunch can reveal. One of the web systems used to record attendance of government workers for the Indian state of Jharkhand was left exposed and without a password […]

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