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Policy

With all 49 Democrats on board, Senate leaders sound off on plan to restore net neutrality

[ad_1] Democrats in the Senate have achieved unanimous party support of the plan to undo the FCC’s recently passed order gutting net neutrality. All 49 Democratic Senators and one Republican are ready and willing to officially disapprove the Restoring Internet Freedom rule, requiring only one...

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As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media

[ad_1] David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. The episode has plenty of funny moments,...

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More details emerge of Uber’s tactics for thwarting police raids

[ad_1] Yet another uncomfortable revelation about Uber’s legacy business and attitude to legal oversight: Between spring 2015 until late 2016 the ride-hailing giant routinely used a system designed to thwart police raids in foreign countries, according to Bloomberg, citing three people with knowledge of the system. It...

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Tech executives join more than 100 business leaders calling on Congress to move quickly on DACA

[ad_1] Many of tech’s most prominent executives have joined more than 100 American business leaders in signing an open letter asking Congress to take action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before it expires on March 5. Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff...

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Amsterdam to halve Airbnb-style tourist rentals to 30 nights a year per host

[ad_1] City councillors in Amsterdam have decided to reduce by half the number of nights Airbnb hosts can rent out their apartments in the city — imposing a cap of 30 nights per year, down from the current 60 nights per years (via DutchNews.nl). The...

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Europe keeps up the pressure on social media over illegal content takedowns

[ad_1] The European Union’s executive body is continuing to pressure social media firms to get better at removing illegal content from their platforms before it has a chance to spread further online. Currently there is a voluntary Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech across...

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Concerns raised over new ethics regime for UK public sector data processing

[ad_1] Concerns have been raised about a set of late stage government amendments inserted into the UK’s draft data protection bill. The clauses deal with the processing of public sector data. Health data privacy advocacy group MedConfidential believes ministers are trying to sneak in a data...

[ad_1] Concerns have been...

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