Advocacy Groups Urge Ban of Eproctoring Apps Over Privacy, Other Concerns

Fight for the Future and 18 human rights, civil liberties, and youth advocacy organizations have published a letter calling on school administrators to ban eproctoring apps like Proctorio, ProctorU, and Proctortrack. The letter details serious concerns about eproctoring, including its "invasive data...

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FCC Votes to Finalize Program to Replace Huawei Equipment in U.S Networks

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to finalize a $1.9 billion program to reimburse U.S. carriers for removing equipment from...

Twitter Suspends Fake Accounts It Verified by Mistake

Twitter said Tuesday it has permanently suspended a “small number” of fake accounts it mistakenly verified just weeks after re-launching its public verification program. "We...

Consumer Groups File Complaint Against WhatsApp for Undue Pressure on Users to Accept New Policies

European consumer groups on Monday filed a complaint with the European Commission and the European network of consumer authorities against WhatsApp for what it...

Biden Signs Executive Order to Promote Competition in The American Economy

President Biden on on July 9 signed an executive order to end anti-competitive practices. “The heart of American capitalism is a simple idea: open...

China’s Antitrust Regulator Approves Tencent’s $3.5B Deal to Take Sogou private

China's antitrust regulator unconditionally approved on Tuesday Tencent Holdings Ltd's plan to take the country's no.3 search engine Sogou Inc private in a $3.5...

Mastercard and Verizon Business Collaborate to Implement Contactless Payments

Verizon Business and Mastercard Inc on Tuesday signed a deal to use 5G and wireless technology for contactless payments and provide an autonomous checkout...

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We Are at The Edge of Realizing the Potentials of Bug Bounties and Crowdsourced Security – Hackerone

More organizations are taking advantage of bug bounty programs to strengthen their security postures. It simply makes sense – crowdsource the best cyber talent at scale to find those security gaps before the bad actors find them, and exploit...

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Virtru is Like a Spell Check for Security: We Take Privacy Very Seriously – Virtru CEO

John Ackerly is the cofounder, CEO of Virtru Corporation. He spent the earlier part of his career working as the lead policy adviser on technology issues at the White House, and Policy Director at the Department of Commerce. Ackerly...

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DOE Announces $29 Million for Development of Data Analysis Tools

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday announced $29 million to develop new tools to analyze massive amounts of scientific information, including artificial...

Lawmakers Urge Energy Department to Prioritize Cybersecurity in Wake of SolarWinds Breach

A bipartisan group of senators have urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to prioritize cybersecurity and to keep the leadership of the Office of...

DOJ Indicts John McAfee for Tax Evasion

Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been arrested in Spain and faces extradition to the US where he has been charged with tax evasion. The...

Cisco Ordered To Pay $1.9 Billion in Patent Infringement Suit, Plans Appeal

A U.S. judge on Monday ordered Cisco Systems Inc to pay $1.9 billion for infringing on four patents belonging to cybersecurity startup Centripetal Networks...

Legislators Target Tech’s Legal Immunity to Tackle Online Drug Sales

Two U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced legislation to tackle the sale of opioids and illicit drugs online through the amendment of a key federal...

DOJ, Senate Repulicans, Introduce Bill to Let Americans Sue Big Tech for Undue Censorship

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and some republican lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a bill to empower Americans to sue Big Tech companies who act in...

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