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Government agencies react to Uber’s fatal self-driving car accident – TechCrunch

Earlier today, news broke of a fatal crash involving one of Uber’s self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona. In response, Uber halted its self-driving car programs where it currently operates, including in Pittsburgh, Toronto, San Francisco and Phoenix. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell and others have since released statements about the crash. …

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Tech industry comes out swinging against potential Trump tariffs – TechCrunch

Over the weekend, the Information Technology Industry Council and 44 other trade associations banded together and published a letter demanding that the Trump administration take “measured” steps to stop China’s unfair trade practices and voiced its opposition to unilateral tariffs that could damage industries as diverse as electronics and agriculture. …

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Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios – TechCrunch

Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary safeguards, and then drags its feet to admit the extent of the problems. This approach, willful …

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Facebook’s latest privacy debacle stirs up more regulatory interest from lawmakers – TechCrunch

Facebook’s late Friday disclosure that a data analytics company with ties to the Trump campaign improperly obtained — and then failed to destroy — the private data of 50 million users is generating more unwanted attention from politicians, some of whom were already beating the drums of regulation in the …

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DHS and FBI detail how Russia is hacking into U.S. nuclear facilities and other critical infrastructure – TechCrunch

With a joint alert from the FBI and DHS, the Trump administration has formally accused the Russian government of “multi-stage intrusion campaign” targeting the U.S. energy grid for the first time. The alert provides some specifics about an emerging threat that could translate a cyberattack into practical chaos for a …

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U.S. issues broad Russian sanctions citing NotPetya attack and Internet Research Agency meddling – TechCrunch

In a surprisingly robust reprimand for the Trump administration, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a set of sanctions Thursday citing interference in the 2016 election as part of a broader pattern of hostile actions undertaken by the Russian government against U.S. interests. The sanctions followed U.S. joint statements denouncing the …

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