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Congress, DOJ Launch Antitrust Investigation Into Big Tech Monopolies, Business Practices

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 11:00am 6/4/2019 at 11:00am
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The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday that it would launch an antitrust investigation into big technology like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also announced their own investigation into these companies.

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U.S. Officials: Chinese Hackers Attacked American Universities to Steal Maritime Technology

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00am 3/6/2019 at 11:00am
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There is growing concern among experts in the U.S. that China is targeting American universities for hacking, specifically for maritime technology.

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DOJ Charges Chinese Tech Giant Huawei and Its CFO With Stealing Trade Secrets, Misleading Banks About Iran Dealings

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/31/2019 at 1:00pm
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We have been following the developments related to Canada’s arrest of China’s Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

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Apple to Move Production of Top-End Apple Phones to India, Out of China

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 28, 2018 at 5:00pm 12/28/2018 at 5:00pm

According to Reuters, Apple will move production of their higher end phones out of China and over to FoxConn in India. The change could happen as early as 2019, say Reuters’ sources.
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Israel, India Deepen Technology Cooperation

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/5/2018 at 1:00pm
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India and Israel are cementing bilateral cooperation in technology with the launch of a $40 million joint research fund.

The ‘Israel-India Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund’, or I4F as the project is formally known, was kicked off at a ceremony in India’s capital New Delhi last week.

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Sen. Mark Warner’s Memo Calls for the Government to Regulate Internet

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:00am 8/1/2018 at 11:00am

Axios obtained a memo written by the office of Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, that plans for the government to takeover the internet and regulate digital platforms. From Reason:

To save American trust in “our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets,” it suggests, we need...

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Net Neutrality Ended on Monday and the Internet Still Works

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 11, 2018 at 3:00pm 6/11/2018 at 3:00pm
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Remember when the FCC repealed net neutrality last December? Net neutrality supporters went into hyperbole-overload. Some even spewed racial slurs at FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and stalked his house. You would’ve thought the world, or at the least, the internet would end.

The FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order went into effect today,...

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In Sweden, Microchipping Humans Is All the Rage

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 5:30pm 5/13/2018 at 5:30pm
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Since 2015, Swedes have embraced microchip technology and have been volunteering by the thousands to have a tiny microchip injected into their hand.

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France Files Complaint Against Apple, Google For “Abusive Commercial Practices”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:00am 3/16/2018 at 10:00am

France is not happy with the way that Apple and Google are allegedly treating its smaller software developers and has filed a complaint asking that the two tech giants stop “abusive commercial practices.”

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MIT Librarian: sexist Star Trek posters intimidate women

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00pm 3/11/2018 at 2:00pm
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After having my car keyed during the Bush era for a pro-president bumper sticker, I have avoided those with political slogans.

As I live in California, in a veritable sea of soccer mom mobiles, having a distinguishing feature on my Honda is critical. So I chose “Star Trek Valedictorian”.

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Net Neutrality Advocates Want the States to Protect Their Precious Rules

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12:30pm 1/15/2018 at 12:30pm
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Amazingly, we all didn’t die when the FCC voted to rollback the net neutrality rules implemented during President Barack Obama’s administration. Those who desperately want those regulations in place have not stopped fighting. Now they have chosen to place pressure on the states to save net neutrality.

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No, the World Will Not End Because the FCC Repealed Obama’s Net Neutrality

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 12/14/2017 at 2:30pm
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The FCC has voted 3-2 along party lines to repeal the 2015 Net Neutrality rules enacted during former President Barack Obama’s administration.

You know what’s going to happen? NOTHING.

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Who’s Up For Sharing Nude Photos of Yourself with Facebook?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/11/2017 at 4:30pm
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No, this isn’t an Onion article.  Facebook has a new pilot program aimed at protecting users from having their nude bodies plastered all over Facebook . . . by requiring that you upload a photo of your nude body to Facebook.

They will then “hash” your nakedness (turn it into a unique...

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Astronomers Witness Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:30pm 10/16/2017 at 3:30pm
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Astronomers have witnessed the collision of neutron stars for the first time and discovered that it created gold. They have concluded that gold, platinum, and uranium are the result of these collisions. From The Wall Street Journal:

“Gold is forged in the nuclear furnace of neutron star collisions,” said astrophysicist Duncan Brown,...

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Russian Hackers Take U.S. Cyber Defense Data From NSA

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/5/2017 at 4:00pm
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Russian hackers for the Kremlin have allegedly stolen the U.S.’s cyber defense details after an NSA contractor took home classified documents and uploaded them on his home computer.

These documents provide details on how our government agencies get into “foreign computer networks” and how we defend ourselves “against cyberattacks.”

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SEC Hackers Did Access Private Information in 2016 Hack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 3:00pm 10/2/2017 at 3:00pm
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Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) admitted that hackers accessed its network in 2016, but assured everyone that no one anyone’s personal information.

It turns out the hackers did access at least two people’s information: names, Social Security numbers, birthdays.

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Walmart Wants to Deliver Your Groceries and Put Them Away for You

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/30/2017 at 1:30pm
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Who’s up for a Walmart delivery person in your home, putting away your groceries, when you’re not there?

That’s the latest project Walmart is working on to better compete with Amazon: “in-fridge delivery.”

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