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Policy, State & Local

Democrats push for campaign reset in the most pro-abortion rights swing state

June 30, 2022

Via: POLITICO

Vulnerable Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is hitting the airwaves with a direct appeal to New Hampshire voters after the end of Roe v. Wade: Return her to office or risk a nationwide abortion ban at the hands of Mitch McConnell. […]


Policy, State & Local

Supreme Court urged to block “shocking” reinstatement of Texas social media law

May 16, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Big Tech lobby groups have asked the US Supreme Court to block a Texas state law that prohibits social media companies from moderating content based on a user’s “viewpoint.” The state’s so-called “censorship” law was previously blocked by a federal […]


Cybersecurity

Microsoft identifies and mitigates new malware targeting Ukraine “within 3 hours”

March 1, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft has been pushing harder to increase the baseline security features of Windows PCs for a couple of years now—the “secured-core PC” initiative launched back in 2019 was meant to guard against firmware-level attacks, and Windows 11’s system requirements mandate […]


Cybersecurity

Telegram emerges as new dark web for cyber criminals

September 17, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Telegram has exploded as a hub for cybercriminals looking to buy, sell, and share stolen data and hacking tools, new research shows, as the messaging app emerges as an alternative to the dark web. An investigation by cyber intelligence group […]


IT Policy, Tech

South Korea passes ‘Anti-Google law’ bill to curb Google, Apple in-app payment commission

August 31, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

After a number of delays, South Korea’s National Assembly today voted to approve the passage of its “Anti-Google law.” Nicknamed after the search giant but more wide-ranging, the law will prevent Google and Apple from forcing developers to use their […]


Federal, Policy

Biden signs executive order to strengthen US cybersecurity

May 13, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday in an attempt to bolster US cybersecurity defenses, after a number of devastating hacks including the Colonial pipeline attack revealed vulnerabilities across business and government. “Recent cybersecurity incidents… are a sobering reminder […]


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 […]


Uncategorized

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 […]