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The FBI, FTC and SEC are joining the Justice Department’s inquiries into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica disclosures – TechCrunch

The FBI, FTC and SEC are joining the Justice Department’s inquiries into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica disclosures – TechCrunch An alphabet soup of federal agencies are now poring over Facebook’s disclosures and the company’s statements about its response to the improper use of its user information by the political consultancy Cambridge …

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A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch

A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch Bill Harrington Contributor Criminals and terrorists, like millions of others, rely on smartphone encryption to protect the information on their mobile devices. But unlike most of us, the data on their phones could endanger lives and pose a great threat …

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The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity – TechCrunch

The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity – TechCrunch Ted Schlein, a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, focuses on early-stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets, including ventures within the networking and consumer security arenas. More posts by this contributor …

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Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem? – TechCrunch

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem? – TechCrunch Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. Eleonore Pauwels Contributor Eleonore Pauwels is Director of the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab at the Wilson Center, an international science policy expert specializing in the governance …

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Fed up with Facebook, activists find new ways to defend their movements – TechCrunch

In the wake of revelations that the personal information of as many as 87 million Facebook users was used by data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica in 2016 for political purposes, reports indicate Facebook will contribute raw, anonymized data to a new Social Data Initiative via what is described as an …

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Cryptocurrency ad bans are a step in the right direction – TechCrunch

Google just banned cryptocurrency and ICO ads, a move that follows Facebook decision to do the same. The language is stark: you are no longer allowed to advertise “Cryptocurrencies and related content (including but not limited to initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency wallets, and cryptocurrency trading advice).” This is …

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