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U.S. lawmakers warn Canada to keep Huawei out of its 5G plans – TechCrunch

U.S. lawmakers warn Canada to keep Huawei out of its 5G plans – TechCrunch In a letter addressed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio make a very public case that Canada should leave Chinese tech and telecom giant Huawei out of its plans to …

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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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Twitter is considering badging bots — “as far as we can detect them” – TechCrunch

Twitter is considering badging bots — “as far as we can detect them” – TechCrunch At today’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was asked by vice chair Sen. Mark Warner whether users should have “a right to know” if they are talking to a bot or a human …

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Google rebuked by Senate Intelligence Committee for not sending Page or Pichai to testify – TechCrunch

Google rebuked by Senate Intelligence Committee for not sending Page or Pichai to testify – TechCrunch Alphabet’s decision to decline to send its CEO Larry Page to today’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing — to answer questions about what social media platforms are doing to thwart foreign influence operations intended to sow …

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Facebook really doesn’t want users to go to a fake Unite the Right counter-protest next week – TechCrunch

Facebook really doesn’t want users to go to a fake Unite the Right counter-protest next week – TechCrunch According to COO Sheryl Sandberg, getting ahead of an event called “No Unite the Right 2, DC” is the reason behind Facebook’s decision to disclose new platform behavior that closely resembles previous …

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Facebook shared data with Chinese telecom Huawei, raising US government security concerns – TechCrunch

Facebook shared data with Chinese telecom Huawei, raising US government security concerns – TechCrunch Concerns around Facebook’s recently revealed data sharing relationship with some device makers just took a turn for the worse. The practice, first revealed over the weekend, is now confirmed to have included relationships with Chinese companies …

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Twitter endorses the Honest Ads Act, a bill promoting political ad transparency – TechCrunch

Just hours before social media companies face a regulatory reckoning with Facebook’s appearance on the Hill, Twitter is taking a step to get right with Congress. In a series of tweets from its public policy account, Twitter just announced its decision to back the Honest Ads Act, a piece of …

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Senate Intel Committee gives Homeland Security its election security wish list – TechCrunch

In a press conference today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence presented its urgent recommendations for protecting election systems as the U.S. moves toward midterm elections later this year. “Currently we have an election upon us, and the past tells us that the future will probably hold another set of …

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