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Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
New bipartisan legislation would outlaw warrantless phone searches of US citizens at the border and prohibit unreasonable delays by law enforcement   —  Four privacy-minded lawmakers have introduced legislation requiring law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant before searching phones belonging …
Apr 4, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Senate votes 50-48 to repeal Obama-era regulations requiring that ISPs ask before sharing customer data   —  Passed by the Federal Communications Commission under president Obama, the privacy rules require internet providers like Comcast and AT&T to first get your permission before they can sell …
Mar 23, 2017, 1:18 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Hundreds of investors, startups, and VC firms say Trump's travel ban will harm the US startup community and country's ability to compete globally   —  More than 200 tech industry leaders signed a letter to be sent to President Donald Trump on Tuesday opposing the administration's refugee …
Feb 7, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Amazon and Expedia join Washington State's lawsuit against Trump's travel ban, file sworn statements in court; Microsoft is working with the State AG office   —  The attorney general of Washington state filed a lawsuit Monday challenging President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order …
Jan 31, 2017, 1:15 AMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Trump names Maureen Ohlhausen acting FTC chair; sources say Thiel leads search for permanent FTC chair with Joshua Wright and Sean Reyes as main contenders   —  The billionaire Facebook board member is on the hunt for candidates to chair the Federal Trade Commission and lead antitrust enforcement at the Justice Department, sources say.
Jan 26, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Lobbying spend 2016: AT&T $16.4M, Google $15.4M, Facebook $8.7M, Apple $4.7M, Amazon $2.6M, Microsoft $2.4M, Oracle $2M, HP $1.8M, Uber $1.4M, and Lyft $250K   —  With Martian ambitions but earthly pragmatism, SpaceX spent nearly $2 million on lobbying in 2016, a new high for the gravity-defying upstart.
Jan 25, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Secure messaging app Signal's downloads increase 400% after Trump's win, amid anxiety over the future of US surveillance   —  “I think there's a lot of fear, given Trump's alarming statements about surveillance and his penchant for revenge, that he will attempt to use surveillance to crush dissent."
Dec 2, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
The Future Of Obama's Tech Initiatives After He's Gone   —  The administration has already taken steps to institutionalize signature programs that Obama hopes will transform the way the government handles technology.  —  Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images  —  WASHINGTON — Not long …
Oct 12, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Apple and Samsung argue patent case before Supreme Court; justices challenge value of design patents, which Samsung was found to have infringed   —  Several Supreme Court justices challenged Samsung's argument on Tuesday that the company should owe Apple less than $399 million for infringing on the design of the iPhone.
Oct 11, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Apple on DoJ's withdrawal of iPhone unlock case: this case should never have been brought; case raised issues that deserve a national conversation   —  FBI Accessed San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone Without Apple, Drops Litigation  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Justice Department (DOJ) …
Mar 28, 2016, 11:05 PMIn context

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