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Software, Tech

Twitter labeled 300,000 US election tweets — around 0.2%

November 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Just over a week after the U.S. elections, Twitter has offered a breakdown of some of its efforts to label misleading tweets. The site says that from October 27 to November 11, it labeled some 300,000 tweets as part of […]


Software, Tech

More voting software FUD falls flat after Trump highlights dubious data

November 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Reports that Dominion Software, which provides voting tabulation tools to about half the states in the U.S., “deleted” millions of votes have been soundly rebuffed after outgoing President Trump parroted numbers from a random internet forum. Tweeting Thursday morning about […]


Operations Security, Security

European antitrust regulators settle with Broadcom a year after ‘interim measures’ flex

October 7, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

A European antitrust probe of chipmaker Broadcom has been settled at an impressive clip, a little over a year after formally kicking off. The Commission announced today it has accepted commitments from the U.S. chipmaker to suspend all existing agreements […]


Policy, State & Local

John McAfee arrested, indicted on tax evasion charges, sued for fraud

October 6, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Noted cybersecurity eccentric John McAfee is under arrest in Spain awaiting extradition to the United States after being indicted on federal tax evasion charges. The Department of Justice unsealed the indictment (PDF) yesterday following McAfee’s arrest by Spanish authorities at […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Trump admin orders TikTok, WeChat gone from app stores on Sunday

September 18, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Consumers inside the US will no longer be allowed to download TikTok or WeChat from any US app store after Sunday, the Trump administration announced today. Any “provision of service to distribute or maintain” the mobile applications or their “constituent […]


Networking Security, Security

Twitter tightens security ahead of election

September 18, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter said today that “high-profile, election-related” accounts in the United States will be receiving notifications telling them they’re required to adopt strong passwords. The company will also be enabling password reset protections for those accounts, and encouraging them to adopt […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Justice Department says WeChat users won’t be penalized under Trump’s executive order

September 17, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

In a Wednesday filing in federal court, the United States government said that users who use or download WeChat “to convey personal or business information” will not be subject to penalties under President Donald Trump’s executive order banning transactions with […]


Federal, Policy

Trump vows not to extend TikTok deadline beyond September 15

September 11, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, is facing a looming September 15 deadline to sell its US operations or have them shut down by the Trump administration. On Thursday evening, President Trump told reporters that the deadline wouldn’t be […]


Federal, Policy

There’s a partisan schism over the timing of a Google antitrust lawsuit

September 4, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Attorney General William Barr is pressuring the career lawyers at the Department of Justice to complete work on a potential antitrust case against Google by the end of September, The New York Times reports. It’s the latest sign of a […]


Federal, Policy

EPA issues new rules on coal plant pollution

September 2, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

On Monday, the EPA issued updated rules on pollution limits that haven’t been updated in over 30 years. The rules cover water pollution that results from burning coal for power, pollution that can place a variety of toxic metals into […]