Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In

Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In

Regulators are divvying up antitrust oversight of the Silicon Valley giants and lawmakers are investigating whether they have stifled competition and hurt consumers. The question of whether tech companies violate antitrust laws has long been the subject of academic debates and industry griping.

Facebook lobbied against Australian privacy regulations, flying in the face of Mark Zuckerberg's PR push

Facebook lobbied against Australian privacy regulations, flying in the face of Mark Zuckerberg's PR push

The documents, which are marked “highly confidential” and have been seen by Business Insider Australia, also suggest Bleich was critical of the Australian government and offered to amplify Facebook’s concerns with relevant policymakers.

Russia exposed: How Putin’s henchmen are ALREADY manipulating the internet

Russia exposed: How Putin’s henchmen are ALREADY manipulating the internet

“They are not the only government to use information control on the internet as a weapon against a population, but they are one of the most aggressive.” In November 2018, Russian website Sputnik published a news story about the Kerch incident with Ukraine, which resulted in the arrest by Russia of 24 Ukrainian soldiers, blaming the incident on Russian negligence or hostility, Mr Williams said.

A cashless society is closer than ever before, and it’s a grave threat to our civil liberties

A cashless society is closer than ever before, and it’s a grave threat to our civil liberties

A security officer stands guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Here's a close-up: While this only proves that Revere was a highly connected individual, a bridge between various social circles, that would have made him a person of interest at the very least, and all the crown needed was a little bit of metadata to know precisely who to target for a deeper investigation.

Beyond 5G: Huawei's Links To Xinjiang And China's Surveillance State

Beyond 5G: Huawei's Links To Xinjiang And China's Surveillance State

"Under President Xi Jinping," the New York Times said this week, "the Chinese government has vastly expanded domestic surveillance, fueling a new generation of companies that make sophisticated technology at ever lower prices.

EU gives 'high-level' protection to whistleblowers

EU gives 'high-level' protection to whistleblowers

The new legislation gives whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law a "high level of protection". LuxLeaks: Whistleblowers working for PricewaterhouseCoopers leaked documents exposing favourable tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg to some of the world's biggest companies while European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was prime minister.

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

A new bill introduced in the Senate today would prohibit commercial companies using facial recognition technology from sharing people’s data without their explicit consent.

Elizabeth Warren says she wants to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

Elizabeth Warren says she wants to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

“To restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last, it’s time to break up our biggest tech companies.” The proposal notes that major companies have tightened their grip on the digital market through mergers, but regulators have largely let those deals pass.

The Cybersecurity Industry Makes Millions, But Is It Keeping Us Safe?

The Cybersecurity Industry Makes Millions, But Is It Keeping Us Safe?

Kelly Shortridge, vice president of product strategy at Capsule8, a New York City-based security startup, joined CYBER to talk about the cybersecurity industrial complex, and about her piece: The Infosec Reckoning Has Arrived .

Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

Facebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation, an explosive new leak of internal documents has revealed.

Washingtonpost.com: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers

Washingtonpost.com: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers

Enter symbols separated by a space: Look Up Symbols Portfolio Made Possible by: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers By Ted Bridis Associated Press Monday, March 8, 1999; Page A08 Microsoft Corp., which sells the software runs most of the world's personal computers, said yesterday that its latest version of Windows generates a unique serial number that partly is planted within electronic documents and could be used to trace the identity of authors.

How Xi Jinping became a networked authoritarian thanks to his little red app

How Xi Jinping became a networked authoritarian thanks to his little red app

Xi Jinping aspires, like Mao before him, to immerse citizens in his political philosophy The app (“Xi Study Strong Nation” is the English translation of its name) has reportedly become the most popular smartphone app in China .

Nigerian election 2019: how to access social media and blocked websites during the election day

Nigerian election 2019: how to access social media and blocked websites during the election day

Use a VPN With the possible social media blocks, even the real news and key figures as well as election observers won’t be able to get or receive information, not to mention that there will be no way to pass on the information across the country or internationally.

Apple Gives Deep State Access To Roger Stone's iCloud Account, After Refusing To Violate Privacy of San Bernardino Terrorists

Apple Gives Deep State Access To Roger Stone's iCloud Account, After Refusing To Violate Privacy of San Bernardino Terrorists

More from the Washington Post on Apple’s refusal to turn over access to the San Bernandino shooters devices… “If allowed to stand, the order in Apple’s case would have forced company engineers to create software to disable a phone security feature so that the FBI could try its hand at unlocking the device by cracking a numeric password.

Opinion | Warning! Everything Is Going Deep: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’

Opinion | Warning! Everything Is Going Deep: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’

The Times’s Kevin Roose quoted Mohit Joshi, the president of Infosys, a technology firm that helps other businesses automate their operations, as saying in Davos last week: “People are looking to achieve very big numbers.

Former FBI official: Our counterintelligence mission was to keep progressives out of congress

Former FBI official: Our counterintelligence mission was to keep progressives out of congress

And it seems to me, that’s where we’re at today.” Uhhhhhhh….Fmr FBI Assistant Director just said “When I first got into the FBI one of the missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try to keep” progressives out of government pic.twitter.com/l1KqQMO914 — Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence)

Rosenstein, DOJ exploring ways to more easily spy on journalists

Rosenstein, DOJ exploring ways to more easily spy on journalists

Justice then took special steps to delay notifying me for months, a delay that allowed Mueller’s nomination as FBI director to be confirmed by the Senate before lawmakers could learn of the intrusion on my First Amendment-protected reporting.

South Korean prosecutors seek prison term for blogger in opinion-rigging scheme

South Korean prosecutors seek prison term for blogger in opinion-rigging scheme

Kim Dong-won, a political blogger at the center of a high-profile opinion rigging scandal, arrives at a Seoul court on Dec. 26, 2018, to attend a sentencing hearing of the trial over allegations that he artificially inflated likes on Internet news articles about the then main opposition Democratic Party and then opposition presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in in November 2016.

Appeals Court: IRS 'Misunderstands' FOIA Obligations in EPIC Case, but Trump's Tax Returns Still Withheld

Appeals Court: IRS 'Misunderstands' FOIA Obligations in EPIC Case, but Trump's Tax Returns Still Withheld

Appeals Court: IRS 'Misunderstands' FOIA Obligations in EPIC Case, but Trump's Tax Returns Still Withheld The D.C. Circuit ruled today that the IRS "misunderstands its FOIA disclosure obligations" in EPIC v. IRS, EPIC's Freedom of Information Act case to obtain public release of President Trump's tax returns.

Privacy Settings

Privacy Settings

Yet, at the same time, they were the first to articulate a legal “right to privacy.” As jurists Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis argued in 1890, the circulation of an unwanted photograph could bring “mental pain and distress, far greater than could be inflicted by mere bodily injury.” People had a right to protection against exposure.

New Law Could Give U.K. Unconstitutional Access to Americans’ Personal Data, Human Rights Groups Warn

New Law Could Give U.K. Unconstitutional Access to Americans’ Personal Data, Human Rights Groups Warn

These agreements, the first of which would be with the United Kingdom, would empower foreign law enforcement agencies to order U.S. tech companies to produce data about individual users without a warrant, so long as the search target is not a U.S. citizen or resident.

EPIC's Rotenberg Urges Support for AI Guidelines at OECD

EPIC's Rotenberg Urges Support for AI Guidelines at OECD

Speaking to the OECD Global Strategy Group in Paris, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg urged OECD member countries to endorse the Universal Guidelines for AI. The OECD Global Strategy Group brings together senior officials from member countries to discuss the challenges shaping today's world.

Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

The bill, known as the CISA Act, reorganizes and rebrands the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), a program inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as CISA, a standalone federal agency in charge of overseeing civilian and federal cybersecurity programs.

‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students.

‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students.

Chad Herst, a leadership and career coach based in San Francisco since 2008, said that now, for the first time, he had clients who wanted to avoid working for big social media companies like Facebook or Twitter.

Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data

Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data

Facebook failed to closely monitor device makers after granting them access to the personal data of hundreds of millions of people, according to a previously unreported disclosure to Congress last month.

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

CEO Zuckerberg sat back as rich companies illegally spent millions to flood the messaging platform with fake news and hate speech -- until the country trusted a fringe fascist more than anyone else.

Nobody’s Cellphone Is Really That Secure

Nobody’s Cellphone Is Really That Secure

Given the wealth of insecurities and the array of eavesdropping techniques, it’s safe to say that lots of countries are spying on the phones of both foreign officials and their own citizens.

When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn

When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn

And since becoming president, Mr. Trump has agreed to a slightly cumbersome arrangement of having two official phones: one for Twitter and other apps, and one for calls.

Trump campaign selling email and phone lists for millions of supporters

Trump campaign selling email and phone lists for millions of supporters

In the months after Trump’s election, another company owned by Parscale began quietly renting out the list to a few campaigns, though people who work with the Trump campaign said he did little to solicit such rentals.

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