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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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Supreme Court denies broadband industry petition to scrub favorable net neutrality court decision from history

Supreme Court denies broadband industry petition to scrub favorable net neutrality court decision from history The Supreme Court today offered moral support for net neutrality activists and a soft setback for the current FCC’s agenda by declining to revisit a major case supportive of the 2015 rules. It essentially sets in stone […]

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Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing

Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing Facebook might be doing its best to stay out of political scandals in the latter half of 2018, but the company had a presence, front and center, at one of the most contentious Senate hearings in modern history. Facebook’s Vice President […]

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T-Mobile quietly reveals uptick in government data demands

T-Mobile quietly reveals uptick in government data demands T-Mobile has revealed an uptick in the number of demands for data it receives from the government. The cellular giant quietly posted its 2017 transparency report on August 14, revealing a 12 percent increase in the number of overall data demands it responded to […]

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s brutal education in net neutrality

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s brutal education in net neutrality DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated for the position of Supreme Court Justice, and on this occasion I think it warranted that we revisit in detail the sound intellectual thrashing this man suffered at the hands of his colleagues […]

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