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British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads

British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads In yet another letter seeking to pry accountability from Facebook, the chair of a British parliamentary committee has pressed the company over its decision to adopt a policy on political ad that supports flagrant lying. In the letter Damian Collins, chair of […]

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Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies.

Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies. Permitting falsehood in political advertising would work if we had a model democracy, but we don’t. Not only are candidates dishonest, but voters aren’t educated, and the media isn’t objective. And now, hyperlinks turn lies into donations and donations into louder lies. The checks […]

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Trump gets on Twitch

Trump gets on Twitch The reelection campaign will be livestreamed. US president Donald Trump has joined Amazon-owned livestreaming platform Twitch. Twitch is best known as a social video streaming platform for gamers but does host other content, including politics. The verified DonaldTrump Twitch account, spotted earlier by Reuters, has just one video […]

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Facebook sure does love free $peech

Facebook sure does love free $peech Ensuring politicians in the 2020 election stay truthful is hard work, so Facebook has decided it’s going to sit this one out. Biden’s campaign team had sent a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg and global elections policy chief Katie Harbath that essentially called […]

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US sanctions two Russians for cyber-related election interference

US sanctions two Russians for cyber-related election interference The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions against two Russian nationals accused of working for a notorious disinformation unit. In a statement, the Treasury said Igor Nesterov, 34; and Denis Kuzmin, 28, worked for the so-called Internet Research Agency, a secretive organization tasked with spreading […]

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Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday

Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday A new 15% tariff on Chinese imports will go in effect just after midnight Sunday, placing levies on hundreds of household goods and consumer tech, including a bevy of Apple products. The tariffs, put in place by President Donald Trump as […]

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U.S. border officials are increasingly denying entry to travelers over others’ social media

U.S. border officials are increasingly denying entry to travelers over others’ social media Travelers are increasingly being denied entry to the United States as border officials hold them accountable for messages, images and video on their devices sent by other people. It’s a bizarre set of circumstances that has seen countless number […]

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Tech companies get a reprieve thanks to a reversal from the President on tariffs

Tech companies get a reprieve thanks to a reversal from the President on tariffs President Donald Trump and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have issued technology companies some temporary tariff relief. Citing an unwillingness to hit consumers with higher prices on things like computers, mobile phones, laptops, video game consoles, […]

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Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure

Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure Robert Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of AllegisCyber, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup “studio” in metropolitan Washington, D.C. More posts by this contributor Cyber breaches […]

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Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media

Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media The White House is contemplating issuing an executive order that would widen its attack on the operations of social media companies. The White House has prepared an executive order called “Protecting Americans From Online Censorship” […]

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