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Tim Cook / Washington Post:
Tim Cook speaks out in op-ed against state “religious freedom” laws that discriminate   —  Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous  —  There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country.  A wave of legislation …
Mar 29, 2015, 10:10 PMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Top tech firms and privacy groups urge Congress to curb NSA surveillance powers ahead of key Patriot Act provisions expiring   —  Tech firms and privacy groups press for curbs on NSA surveillance powers  —  The nation's top technology firms and a coalition of privacy groups are urging Congress …
Mar 25, 2015, 4:30 PMIn context
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
FTC replaces Mobile Tech Unit with Office of Tech Research and Investigation to tackle broader issues like privacy, security, big data, payments, IoT   —  The FTC beefs up technology investigations with new office  —  The Federal Trade Commission building in Washington in March 2012.
Mar 23, 2015, 6:30 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The FCC's internal watchdog has opened an investigation into agency's net neutrality rule-making process, according to a top Republican lawmaker   —  GOP: The FCC's inspector general has launched an investigation into net neutrality  —  U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
Mar 17, 2015, 2:00 PMIn context
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
Yahoo demos plug-in for end-to-end email encryption, to launch by end of year; rolls out single-use password via SMS feature   —  Yahoo's plan to get Mail users to encrypt their e-mail: Make it simple  —  Keeping your e-mail messages super private can be a pain.
Mar 15, 2015, 4:45 PMIn context
J.D. Harrison / Washington Post:
White House announces its first startup Demo Day, to highlight minority-owned and women led startups   —  Obama beckons entrepreneurs for White House's first ever start-up Demo Day  —  Over the past six years, entrepreneurs across the country have opened their doors to welcome President Obama.
Mar 13, 2015, 10:10 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Apple's new MacBook has just one USB-C port, a compromise for portability that could signal the start of an industry trend   —  The quiet computing revolution built into Apple's 12-inch MacBook  —  Phil Schiller, senior VP of worldwide marketing for Apple, speaks about Apple's new MacBook during …
Mar 10, 2015, 11:30 PMIn context
David Post / Washington Post:
The MPAA and the RIAA pressure ICANN to police the world's domains for copyright infringement, a practice which would threaten the freedom of the Internet   —  ICANN, copyright infringement, and “the public interest”  —  Last month, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) …
Mar 10, 2015, 12:20 PMIn context
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
CIA plans major reorganization and a focus on digital espionage   —  The CIA embarked on a sweeping restructuring Friday that will bring an end to divisions that have been in place for decades, create 10 new centers that team analysts with operators, and significantly expand the agency's focus on digital espionage.
Mar 6, 2015, 8:50 PMIn context
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Researchers discover “FREAK” flaw in Google and Apple devices that cripples HTTPS protection and enables man-in-the-middle attacks   —  “FREAK” flaw undermines security for Apple and Google users, researchers discover  —  Technology companies are scrambling to fix a major security flaw …
Mar 3, 2015, 1:15 PMIn context

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