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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Spanish police have arrested UK citizen Joseph O'Connor at the US' request over his alleged involvement in last year's hack of high-profile Twitter accounts   —  Authorities are still cracking down on participants in the July 2020  —  Twitter celebrity hacks.  Spanish National Police have
Jul 21, 2021, 11:45 AMIn context
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook, Twitter, and Google have privately warned Hong Kong's government that they could stop offering services if planned anti-doxxing rules go ahead   —  Industry group representing companies says proposed anti-doxing rules could put staff based locally at risk of criminal charges
Jul 5, 2021, 7:25 AMIn context
Nilesh Christopher / Rest of World:
Experts say India's courts, not India's government, have power to decide whether Twitter should keep its safe harbor protections in India under new IT rules   —  India's courts, not the government in New Delhi, have the authority to end ‘safe harbor’ protections for the platform.  —  • BANGALORE, INDIA
Jun 16, 2021, 11:13 PMIn context
Karan Deep Singh / New York Times:
Twitter criticizes the Indian government's “intimidation tactics” and says it will push for changes to regulations that give it more authority over online media   —  The social media platform criticized what it called “intimidation tactics,” saying it would push back on new rules …
May 27, 2021, 9:10 AMIn context
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Google is leading an effort, supported by many tech giants, to maintain work authorization for tens of thousands of people whose spouses hold H-1B visas   —  - Google is leading an effort to maintain work authorization for tens of thousands of people whose spouses hold H-1B visas …
May 14, 2021, 7:25 AMIn context
Reuters:
Turkey bans ads on Twitter and Pinterest for not appointing local representatives as mandated by social media law, says their bandwidth will be cut 50% in April   —  ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Ankara has imposed advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest after they failed …
Jan 19, 2021, 9:10 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Trump threatened in a tweet on Tuesday to veto the annual defense bill, which authorizes nearly $1T in military spending, unless Congress repeals Section 230   —  President Trump on Tuesday threatened to veto an annual defense bill authorizing nearly $1 trillion in military spending unless Congress opens …
Dec 1, 2020, 11:35 PMIn context
Antonia Timmerman / Rest of World:
A look at waning digital freedom in Indonesia, where authorities have increasingly used internet blackouts in recent years to curb dissent   —  Indonesia was once a bright spot for digital freedom in Southeast Asia.  Now activists are being hacked, and authorities are using internet blackouts to curb dissent.
Nov 11, 2020, 8:45 AMIn context
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to testify about their handling of NY Post story   —  Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey …
Oct 22, 2020, 9:50 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC's top lawyer defends its authority to interpret Section 230, saying 1996 legislation that included Section 230 amended a 1934 act that created the FCC   —  FCC lawyer claims authority to interpret any part of the Communications Act.  —  The Federal Communications Commission's top lawyer today explained …
Oct 21, 2020, 5:30 PMIn context

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