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Trump Broke the Internet. Can Joe Biden Fix It?

Trump Broke the Internet. Can Joe Biden Fix It? From privacy to big tech monopolies, here’s an early look at what might actually happen in tech policy under a divided government. Source: {$feed_title) Trump Broke the Internet. Can Joe Biden Fix It?

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Trump’s campaign website hacked by cryptocurrency scammers

Trump’s campaign website hacked by cryptocurrency scammers President Trump’s campaign website was briefly and partially hacked Tuesday afternoon as unknown adversaries took over the “About” page and replaced it with what appeared to be a scam to collect cryptocurrency. There is no indication, despite the hackers’ claims, that “full access to trump and relatives” was […]

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The GOP Makes an Unlikely Closing Pitch: Amend Section 230

The GOP Makes an Unlikely Closing Pitch: Amend Section 230 Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey will testify Wednesday on a niche internet law less than a week before Election Day. How did we get here? Source: {$feed_title) The GOP Makes an Unlikely Closing Pitch: Amend Section 230

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Tech for Campaigns, created to get Democrats elected, on the parties’ biggest differences

Tech for Campaigns, created to get Democrats elected, on the parties’ biggest differences Yesterday, a 450-page “investigation on competition in digital markets” was published by the House based on 16 months of evidence gathering, including interviews with employees and past employees and others with first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of Facebook, Google, Amazon and […]

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The Pence-Harris Debate Is Over—but Let’s Talk About the Fly

The Pence-Harris Debate Is Over—but Let’s Talk About the Fly As soon as an insect landed on the vice president’s head Wednesday, Twitter collectively lost its mind. Source: {$feed_title) The Pence-Harris Debate Is Over—but Let’s Talk About the Fly

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TikTok launches a U.S. elections guide in its app

TikTok launches a U.S. elections guide in its app Though TikTok is in the middle of fighting off the Trump administration’s attempt to ban its app in the U.S. over data privacy concerns, the company today is launching a new feature focused on the 2020 U.S. elections. TikTok announced this morning it’s introducing an in-app […]

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Twitter flags Republican leader’s video as ‘manipulated’ for altering disabled activist’s words

Twitter flags Republican leader’s video as ‘manipulated’ for altering disabled activist’s words Twitter flagged an inflammatory video by House Republican Whip Steve Scalise on Sunday for altering footage of a conversation between progressive activist Ady Barkan and Joe Biden. The video is now labeled as “manipulated media” in a tweet from Scalise, though remains online. […]

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At the first-ever virtual DNC, Democrats play it safe

At the first-ever virtual DNC, Democrats play it safe The first all-virtual Democratic National Convention is in full swing, but don’t expect fireworks. The event runs through Thursday in a truncated-for-TV two hours a night that’s apparently not setting any viewership records, even with most Americans stuck at home. It likely won’t come as a […]

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Civic tech platform Mobilize launches a census hub for the 2020 count’s critical final stretch

Civic tech platform Mobilize launches a census hub for the 2020 count’s critical final stretch With the already narrow window of remaining time to complete a census count abruptly cut short by the Trump administration, getting every person living in the U.S. to fill out the form, already a scramble in a normal census year, […]

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Zoom misses its own deadline to publish its first transparency report

Zoom misses its own deadline to publish its first transparency report How many government demands for user data has Zoom received? We won’t know until “later this year,” an updated Zoom blog post now says. The video conferencing giant previously said it would release the number of government demands it has received by June 30. […]

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