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Beijing Complains of ‘Unjustified Restrictions and Crackdowns’ as U.S.-China Trade Deal Hopes Rise

December 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose Friday, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be “mutually beneficial.” A senior Trump administration official said an announcement regarding China […]


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Boris Johnson’s Overwhelming Election Victory Upends Britain

December 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

Boris Johnson won an emphatic election victory that redraws the political map of Britain and gives the prime minister the mandate he needs to pull the U.K. out of the European Union next month. The result spectacularly vindicated Johnson’s gamble […]


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Senate Judiciary committee interrogates Apple, Facebook about crypto

December 12, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, while their counterparts in the House were busy with articles of impeachment, senators questioned New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance, University of Texas Professor Matt Tait, and experts from Apple and […]


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Democrats Unveil Two Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

December 10, 2019

Via: Fortune

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes as the president insists he did “NOTHING” wrong. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ahead of the […]


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Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware

December 5, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

U.S. prosecutors have brought computer hacking and fraud charges against a Russian citizen, Maksim Yakubets, who is accused of developing and distributing Dridex, a notorious banking malware used to allegedly steal more than $100 million from hundreds of banks over […]


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Trump Offers More Optimistic Outlook for NATO’s Future Even Amid Impeachment Probe

December 4, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump is huddling with NATO leaders as House Democrats prepare to resume their impeachment inquiry probing whether he abused his presidential authority by urging a foreign leader to open an investigation of his political rival. Trump is set […]


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Fired Google workers will file federal complaint alleging the company wrongfully terminated them

December 3, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The four ex-Google employees, also known as the “Thanksgiving Four,” who were fired right before the holiday, are planning to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. “We look forward to hearing the NLRB’s findings, which we expect […]


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Federal Data Privacy Bill Takes Aim at Tech Giants

November 28, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A new digital privacy bill has been introduced to the Senate, which would give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) more teeth when it comes to providing oversight on tech companies’ use of consumer data. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member […]


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Senate takes another stab at privacy law with proposed COPRA bill

November 27, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Perhaps the third time’s the charm: a group of Senate Democrats, following in the recent footsteps of their colleagues in both chambers, has introduced a bill that would impose sweeping reforms to the current disaster patchwork of US privacy law. […]


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Judge delays Trump ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn’s sentencing

November 27, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

A federal judge on Wednesday once again delayed the criminal sentencing of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security advisor. Lawyers for Flynn and the Department of Justice had written to Judge Emmet Sullivan in a court filing Tuesday, […]