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Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs – TechCrunch

Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs – TechCrunch Singapore Blockchain Week happened this past week. While there have been a few announcements from companies, some of the most interesting updates have come from regulators, and specifically, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The financial regulator openly discussed its views …

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Trump’s new cyber strategy eases rules on use of government cyberweapons – TechCrunch

Trump’s new cyber strategy eases rules on use of government cyberweapons – TechCrunch The Trump administration’s new cyber strategy out this week isn’t much more than a stringing together of previously considered ideas. In the 40-page document, the government set out its plans to improve cybersecurity, incentivizing change, and reforming …

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Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch

Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch Facebook and Airbnb have been singled out for censure by the European Commission’s head of consumer affairs who has warned the companies she’s running out of patience and said they need …

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Sen. Harris tells federal agencies to get serious about facial recognition risks – TechCrunch

Sen. Harris tells federal agencies to get serious about facial recognition risks – TechCrunch Facial recognition technology presents myriad opportunities as well as risks, but it seems like the government tends to only consider the former when deploying it for law enforcement and clerical purposes. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has …

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State Department confirms data breach, exposing employee data – TechCrunch

State Department confirms data breach, exposing employee data – TechCrunch The State Department has confirmed a data breach affecting an unknown number of employees. A spokesperson told TechCrunch that the breach affected “less than 1 percent” of unclassified employee inboxes. “We have not detected activity of concern in the Department’s …

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Symantec offers free anti-spoofing services to US political campaigns and election groups – TechCrunch

Symantec offers free anti-spoofing services to US political campaigns and election groups – TechCrunch Symantec is the latest private security company to offer its expertise to vulnerable political targets on the house. Today the company announced that it would extend its “Project Dolphin” service (dolphins eat phish, get it) to …

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Trump expands tariffs on China by another $200 billion, threatens more – TechCrunch

Trump expands tariffs on China by another $200 billion, threatens more – TechCrunch By this point, you should all know the drill. Another day, another massive tariff from the Trump administration. After rumors the past few weeks that the president was considering expanding tariffs to another $267 billion worth of …

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Congressional bill would improve startup valuations – TechCrunch

Congressional bill would improve startup valuations – TechCrunch Late last week, Congress moved one step closer to passing the American Innovation Act of 2018, a bill that would make accounting and tax changes that would likely increase the valuation of startups in an acquisition. The House Ways and Means committee approved a bill containing text that would improve the treatment …

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This is what Americans think about the state of election security right now – TechCrunch

This is what Americans think about the state of election security right now – TechCrunch A wide-ranging new poll yields some useful insight into how worried the average American feels about election threats as the country barrels toward midterms. The survey, conducted by NPR and researchers with Marist College, polled 949 …

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