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American Internet Giants in the Crosshairs for Alleged Privacy Violations
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American Internet Giants in the Crosshairs for Alleged Privacy Violations

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has been in the crosshairs for regulators and the broad internet community alike. Mark Zuckerberg testified on the issue on the Capitol Hill in April 2018, but two months later the company got into nearly the same trouble again, this time because of sharing user data with over 60 …

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Paradigm Shift in Data Privacy: California Follows GDPR's Suit with AB 375
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Paradigm Shift in Data Privacy: California Follows GDPR’s Suit With AB 375

On June 28th, California’s governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375)  into law. The document itself is a 68 pages long paper on what rights consumers have in regard of their personal data, and what businesses should do with them. The law obviously echoes Europe’s GDPR in many …

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Trump's Space Force Launches Legal and Political Controversy
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Trump’s Space Force Launches Legal and Political Controversy

On Monday, June 18th, President Trump directed the Pentagon to establish a new branch of the U.S. military — Space Force. The move has already garnered criticism from peaceful space proponents and became the reason for debates regarding the position of the future Space Force within the existing department structure. “We are going to have …

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Security Token Offering: Features, Exemptions, Risks
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Security Token Offering: Features, Exemptions, Risks

Offering security tokens is allegedly one of the most attractive ways for blockchain startups to raise funds. However, after the U.S. SEC has made it fairly obvious it’s not really happy about it last year, projects think twice before issuing a token that might be considered a security. In this explainer feature, we answer the …

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U.S. Treasury Plans to Restrict Chinese Investment into Domestic Tech
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U.S. Treasury Plans to Restrict Chinese Investment Into Domestic Tech

The United States government seems to be not quite happy with China these days, even though President Trump and President Xi Jinping look like they’re on really friendly terms. In particular, Computing has recently reported that the U.S. government and the country’s tech companies have been meeting to discuss “security risks” in using Huawei and …

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Yet Another Facebook Data Scandal: This Time It Is About China and the US National Security
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Yet Another Facebook Data Scandal: This Time It Is About China and the US National Security

Before the buzz around Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data misuse completely subsided, the largest social network found itself in the middle of another trouble. This time the controversy emerged from Facebook’s decade-old partnerships with smartphone manufacturers, apparently giving the latter access to private data of the social network users. On June 6th, Facebook faced lawmakers’ …

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