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Defense, Federal, Industry, Policy

China targets rare earth export curbs to hobble US defense industry

February 16, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

China is exploring limiting the export of rare earth minerals that are crucial for the manufacture of American F-35 fighter jets and other sophisticated weaponry, according to people involved in a government consultation. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology […]


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Daily Crunch: TikTok becomes a political battleground in Russia

February 12, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

We take an in-depth look at TikTok usage in Russia, Facebook’s Oversight Board looks beyond Facebook and Sesame Workshop backs an edtech fund. This is your Daily Crunch for February 11, 2021. The big story: TikTok becomes a political battleground […]


Federal, Policy

Joe Biden’s new gig

January 20, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

After serving as Obama-Biden campaign manager and White House Deputy Chief of Staff and now living in San Francisco and working with the tech sector, I am hopeful about the Biden-Harris administration’s ability to put in place smart policies and […]


Policy, State & Local

Court says Uber can’t hold users to terms they probably didn’t read

January 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

The highest state court in Massachusetts has rejected Uber’s efforts to force a blind man’s discrimination claims to be settled in arbitration. In the process, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court raised the bar for technology companies trying to impose one-sided […]


Federal, Policy

House overrides Trump veto, defying demand to repeal Section 230

December 29, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The House of Representatives has voted to override Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 322 to 87 votes—easily exceeding the required two-thirds vote. The measure now goes to the Senate, where it […]


Cybersecurity

2020 had its share of memorable hacks and breaches. Here are the top 10

December 28, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

2020 was a tough year for a lot of reasons, not least of which were breaches and hacks that visited pain on end users, customers, and the organizations that were targeted. The ransomware menace dominated headlines, with an endless stream […]


Federal, Policy

The Supreme Court will finally rule on controversial US hacking law

December 1, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The Supreme Court on Monday considered how broadly to interpret the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, America’s main anti-hacking statute. Here’s how I described the case back in September: The case arose after a Georgia police officer named Nathan Van […]


Hardware & 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 […]


Hardware & 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 […]


Cybersecurity

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 […]