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Proposed Bill Would Make Monopolies Pay 'Serious' Fines
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Trade Commission’s recent $5 billion settlement with Facebook largely drew two responses. One holds that $5 billion is objectively a large sum of money, while the other holds that, against Facebook’s $55 billion 2018 revenue, the penalty amounts to mere drops in the ocean […]

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Proposed Law Would Force Big Tech to Reveal Value of Consumer Data
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A Democrat and a Republican have filed a U.S. Senate bill to require companies to report to financial regulators and to the public what consumer data they collect and how they leverage it for profit. “When a big tech company says its product is free, consumers are the ones being sold,” said Sen. Josh Hawley, […]

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Proposed bill would forbid big tech platforms from using dark pattern design
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A new piece of bipartisan legislation aims to protect people from one of the sketchiest practices that tech companies employ to subtly influence user behavior. Known as “dark patterns,” this dodgy design strategy often pushes users toward giving up their privacy unwittingly and allowing a company deeper access to their personal data. To fittingly celebrate […]

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FCC's proposed rules target international robocallers
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The FCC has been trying to squash robocalls for years, but it can't fully get rid of them until it can find a way to get calls from overseas under control. Now, the agency has proposed rules that would ban illegal spoofed text messages and calls orig…

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Apple, Amazon, Google and More Than 50 Other Companies Sign Letter Against Trump Administration's Proposed Gender Definition Changes
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Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google, and dozens of other tech companies have come together to condemn discrimination against transgender people in the face of actions President Donald Trump is reportedly considering to reduce their legal protections. From a report: The move is a response to an Oct. 21 New York Times report that the Trump […]

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It’s been 5 years since Elon Musk proposed a Hyperloop design
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Enlarge / Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ new passenger capsule. (credit: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies) In August 2013, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk published a white paper detailing a “Hyperloop,” a super-fast passenger train that would overcome the usual friction by levitating above its track on air-bearings, in an enclosed low-pressure tube. In the five years since, […]

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Proposed New Mexico science standards edit out basic facts
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Enlarge / New Mexico, land of disenchantment. In the US, most education standards are set by the individual states, and local communities are free to develop lesson plans that ensure that their students meet the state’s expectations. Unfortunately, that has often led to education standards becoming ideological battlegrounds, as different groups try to put their […]

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USA Today takes you on a VR tour of Trump's proposed border wall
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After a series of experiments with virtual reality, USA Today launched its full-fledged VR news show last year. "VRtually There" (as it's known) followed in the footsteps of similar segments from The New York Times and ABC News. Since then, the media…

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Apple Flies Top Privacy Executives Into Australia To Lobby Against Proposed Encryption Laws
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Patently Apple: Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled “Australia proposed new Laws Compelling Companies like Facebook & Apple to Provide Access to Encrypted Messages.” Days later, Australia’s Prime Minister spoke about the encryption problem with the Australian press as noted in the video in our report. […]

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