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Mobile firms agree another 5G delay at US airports
US mobile networks AT&T and Verizon have agreed to postpone the rollout of their new 5G service at some airports.
Investors riding the NFT craze are facing billions in taxes
The NFT market has ballooned to $44bn, Chainalysis data shows, and rules about taxing the tokens are not clear.
Russia busts REvil hacker ring after tip off from US
The ransomware group has been accused of extorting money from abroad
Russia takes down high-profile hackers
REvil group that hit US software firm last year taken down at Washington's request
Facebook judge rejects argument for FTC chair's recusal: 'Courts must tread carefully'
Deference to the president’s power to pick the heads of federal agencies won out over potential concerns about the appearance of impartiality in a ruling on Tuesday in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case against Facebook Inc.
US judge dismisses Facebook’s request to throw out monopoly case
Facebook must face the government’s monopoly lawsuit alleging that the company abused its dominance, a judge ruled.
US officials tell media iPhone ban possible for Russia. But this will punish US spying agencies more.
Washington could cut off export of smartphones, TVs, and avionics to Moscow
YouTube takes down music video critical of Joe Biden
An increasingly popular music video that used images of Taliban violence and slammed President Biden over the withdrawal from Afghanistan was taken down by YouTube.
Joe Biden Extends US Support For International Space Station Through 2030
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that the Biden administration had committed to working with international partners, including Russia, to continue research being conducted in the orbiting laboratory through the rest of this decade.
Facebook exposes mercenary spy firms that targeted 50,000 people
Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) is calling out half a dozen private surveillance companies for hacking or other abuses, accusing them in a report published Thursday of collectively targeting about 50,000 people across its platfo...
In Facebook’s ‘virtual universe’ opinion substitutes for fact
Facebook likes to present its fact-checkers as impartial arbiters of squeaky-clean truth. The reality, however, shows they are no more bound by the constraints of certainty and infallibility than the users they monitor.
Federal Judge Refuses to Unseal Records of FBI's Raid on Project Veritas Founder
The federal authorities are refusing to shed light on the FBI's raid on Project Veritas' journalists over the supposed theft of a diary belonging to Ashley Biden, the US president's daughter. According to some legal observers, the federa...
US law mandates that carmakers integrate anti-drink driving technology
The federal law will require new cars to incorporate breath sniffing sensors and finger-scanning detectors to prevent drink-driving.
FBI raid on Project Veritas founder’s home sparks questions about press freedom
The action against James O’Keefe has prompted concern about the Biden administration’s commitment to the First Amendment. Project Veritas founder describes the FBI raid on his New York home on 'Hannity.
US intel warns China could dominate AI, gain military edge
Beijing’s ambitions in advanced technologies could give it an upper hand in healthcare and other vital sectors in the United States, the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center said on Friday.
US Media Watchdog Grades Big Tech Average 'F' Over Suppression of Free Speech
In recent years, US watchdogs have noted an increase in the incidence of censorship by the tech giants of Silicon Valley against their users in the field of free speech regarding political issues and, in particular, information about the...
US Seizes $6.1 Million In Relation To Russian Ransomware Operator
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, speaking at a news conference, said another alleged ransomware attacker, Ukrainian Yaroslav Vasinskyi, has been arrested in Poland, and the United States has requested extradition.
U.S. Offers $10 Million Reward for DarkSide Ransomware Leaders
The Biden administration is offering a reward of as much as $10 million for information that helps identify or track down leaders of the notorious DarkSide ransomware group, officials announced Thursday.
‘Big Tech can & WILL censor everyone’: YouTube temporarily deletes prominent leftist news channel Novara Media, triggering outcry
YouTube wiped Novara Media – a left-wing news and commentary channel – from its platform, before reversing the move shortly after right and left media call YouTube to restore the channel. Conservatives, already used to Big Tech’s censors...
Didn't Give Information To China's Government: TikTok Tells US Lawmakers
Republican former President Donald Trump had sought to bar TikTok from U.S. app stores, saying it collected data from American users that could be obtained by China's government and posed a threat to U.S. national security.
Ransomware attacks in UK have doubled in a year, says GCHQ boss
Jeremy Fleming says ransomware is proliferating as it is ‘largely uncontested’ and highly profitable
Facebook revelations: what is in cache of internal documents?
Roundup of what we have learned after release of papers and whistleblower’s testimony to MPs
Twitter’s Dorsey warns of surging inflation after his platform ‘mistakenly’ censors GOP lawmaker’s video about… inflation
Jack Dorsey may have to censor himself after the Twitter CEO tweeted that hyperinflation will soon grip the US and global economies. The observation, which does not align with the mainstream media narrative, drew pushback online.
US representatives censored after calling transgender ‘1st female four-star’ admiral a man on Twitter
Two US representatives – Jim Banks (Indiana) and Marjorie Taylor-Greene (Georgia) – were censored by Twitter after arguing that transgender Admiral Rachel Levine should not be considered the first four-star female officer.
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