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...
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 telecommunications networks from Chinese companies deemed national security threats like Huawei and ZTE Corp. The FCC's...
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 mistakenly approved the verification applications of a small number of inauthentic (fake) accounts," a Twitter...
European consumer groups on Monday filed a complaint with the European Commission and the European network of consumer authorities against WhatsApp for what it called "multiple breaches of EU consumer rights." BEUC – The European Consumer Organization, together with eight...
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 and fair competition—that means that if your companies want to win your business, they have...
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 billion deal. Tencent’s purchase of search engine developer Sogou was approved by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator,...
Verizon Business and Mastercard Inc on Tuesday signed a deal to use 5G and wireless technology for contactless payments and provide an autonomous checkout service for retail stores. The collaboration aims to utilize 5G smartphones and near-field communication (NFC) technology...
Visa Inc said on Monday it will allow the use of  USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin backed by the US dollar, to settle a transaction with Visa over Ethereum, one of the most actively used open-source blockchains. The move is...
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 intelligence, machine learning, and advanced algorithms. All have the potential to reveal critical new insights—and even...
A bipartisan group of senators have urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to prioritize cybersecurity and to keep the leadership of the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, (CESER), in place to ensure that the department can...