The NSA tells military personnel to avoid using location services

  • August 4, 2020
The National Security Agency (NSA) has shared new guidance with US military and intelligence personnel, suggesting they take additional precautions to safeguard their location data. The agency argues the information devices and apps collect can pose…

Rep. Matt Gaetz says Mark Zuckerberg lied to Congress … in 2018

  • July 27, 2020
Days before Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to appear at a high-profile antitrust hearing, a member of Congress has accused the Facebook CEO of lying to Congress, and asking the Department of Justice to investigate.Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said Monday th…

Big tech’s reckoning starts with an antitrust committee

  • July 13, 2020
On July 27th, the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google — the “GAFA” companies — will testify in front of the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee. Getting those four people into the same room — even virtually — on the same day is somethin…

India may require online shops to hand over site code

  • July 6, 2020
India’s plan to tightly regulate online shopping could give it a peek at how many internet giants work. Bloomberg says it obtained a draft e-commerce policy that would mandate access to sites’ source codes and algorithms. This would help prevent “dig…

YouTube bans Richard Spencer and David Duke over hate speech

  • June 29, 2020
YouTube has banned the accounts of multiple high-profile alt-right figures, including David Duke, Richard Spencer and Stefan Molyneux (via The Verge). Among other infractions, the company says the channels associated with those figures violated its p…