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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Illinois Supreme Court rules that companies can be sued for collecting biometric data without opt-in consent, even if no tangible injury was demonstrated   —  Privacy advocates won a crucial court victory on Friday, as the Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a case that would have pared …
Jan 26, 2019, 2:25 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Yubico unveils the first Lightning security key for iPhones, which has received Apple's approval and is slated to launch this year   —  The Apple-approved device is currently in private preview, aiming to launch sometime this year  —  Yubico has announced a new version of its popular Security Key …
Jan 8, 2019, 12:10 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Slack is deactivating accounts it says are linked to Iran to comply with US sanctions without warning the users   —  ‘They are either incompetent at OFAC interpretation or racist’  —  This morning, many Slack users with ties to Iran discovered their accounts had been abruptly deactivated.
Dec 20, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Months after Facebook was shown to surreptitiously collect Android call and SMS records, emails show Facebook's growth team added the feature amid “PR” fears   —  Internal emails show Facebook weighing the privacy risks of collecting call records — then going ahead anyway
Dec 5, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
The Verge:
Leaked Google contract stipulates that Android device makers provide at least two years of security updates for phones and tablets that have 100K+ activations   —  Every month, a security team at Google releases a new set of patches for Android — and every month, carriers and manufacturers struggle …
Oct 24, 2018, 2:55 PMIn context
The Verge:
Documents show Android manufacturers in EU may have to pay Google $2.50-$40/device as a fee, depending on country and pixel density, following antitrust ruling   —  Confidential documents show strong incentives for keeping bundle intact  —  Android manufacturers will have to pay Google …
Oct 19, 2018, 9:27 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Experts say DOJ's suit against California may delay the net neutrality law from taking effect, but isn't likely to stop the state's efforts to protect consumers   —  Experts say the new lawsuit rests on shaky legal ground  —  California just passed the toughest state-level net neutrality law in the nation …
Oct 3, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
PayPal says it has banned all Infowars-related sites for promoting hate or discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions   —  PayPal will no longer do business with Infowars, according to a post on the conspiracy theory site this morning.
Sep 21, 2018, 1:27 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Reddit says EU's copyright law is “a significant blow to the open Internet”; Wikimedia says it's disappointed by “the missed opportunity to modernize copyright”   —  Google declined to directly criticize the directive  —  Today, the European Partliament voted in favor …
Sep 12, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
A look at the potential antitrust cases against Google, Amazon, Uber, and Facebook and what they might look like if they lost   —  Antitrust crusaders have built up serious momentum in Washington, but so far, it's all been theory and talk.  Groups like Open Markets have made a strong case that big companies …
Sep 6, 2018, 6:50 AMIn context

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