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Part Of Apple's New Billion-Dollar Jobs Fund Will Go To Its Glass Maker, Corning

Apple will invest $200 million in the glass supplier to support US manufacturing jobs.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

In The First Months Of The Trump Era, Facebook And Apple Spent More On Lobbying Than They Ever Have

The world's largest social network spent $3.2 million on federal lobbying, but Google topped the tech world shelling out $3.5 million in the first quarter of 2017.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

Google Will Oppose A Shareholder Push To Publish Its Gender Pay Data

Google is facing fresh allegations of "systemic compensation disparities against women" from the Department of Labor, yet it's resisting efforts to disclose how it pays its male and female employees.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

Reps For Google, Facebook, And Netflix Back Net Neutrality As A New Battle Looms

Silicon Valley's major players want federal regulators to ensure "meaningful net neutrality rules that withstand the test of time," but it's unclear if the FCC and a Republican-controlled Congress want that too.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

Some Silicon Valley Companies Are Already Rebelling Against A Plan To Make Net Neutrality Voluntary

"It is every industry's dream to be voluntarily regulated," said Vimeo's General Counsel Michael Cheah, who opposes a roll back of net neutrality.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

11 Democratic Senators Are Backing A Bill To Bring Back Internet Privacy Rules

A proposed law would bring back Obama-era privacy rules making it harder for ISPs to collect and share our personal information with advertising partners and other third party companies.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

New Bill Would Outlaw Warrantless Phone Searches At The Border

Senators Ron Wyden and Rand Paul as well as Representatives Jared Polis and Blake Farenthold have introduced legislation that would require law enforcement to first obtain a warrant before they can search our phones when we enter the US.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

Policy Experts Slam ISP Privacy Vows After Congressional Vote

Policy experts and advocates skewered Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T's latest statements on the repeal of Obama-era internet privacy rules. "These guys are shameless," said Jeff Chester, the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

After Internet Privacy Vote, Some ISPs Pledge Not To Sell Browsing Histories

The Republican-controlled Congress just voted to repeal landmark privacy rules passed under Obama, but some ISPs see a strong commitment to privacy as their selling point.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

Congress Votes To Gut Internet Privacy Rules

Privacy advocates say that without the rules, internet providers could sell our browsing history to the highest bidder, monitor our online habits, and deploy hidden tracking cookies on our phones.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

Senate Republicans Vote To Gut Internet Privacy

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 your private information like browsing history and location data.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

AT&T And Verizon Pull Google Ads Over Hate Speech Controversy

"We are deeply concerned that our ads may have appeared alongside YouTube content promoting terrorism and hate," AT&T said in a statement Wednesday.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

A Security Expert Warned Congress That T-Mobile's DC Cell Network Has Been Hacked

Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Ted Lieu have asked the Department of Homeland Security if wireless carriers have done enough to monitor and report surveillance exploits on their networks.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

Two Russian Spies Have Been Charged In The Massive Yahoo Email Hack

The Justice Department indicted four men for hacking Yahoo, a breach that exposed the information of hundreds of millions of customers.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

Facebook Bans Developers From Using Its Data To Make Surveillance Tools

The social network's prohibition on surveillance tools follows an investigation of a developer that targeted Black Lives Matter protesters on Facebook.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

AT&T Discriminated Against Low-Income Neighborhoods, Study Finds

In Cleveland, Ohio, AT&T offers more affluent communities higher-speed internet services, while high-poverty neighborhoods are relegated to older and slower services.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

Apple Is Fighting Laws That Make It Easier To Repair Your iPhone

A "right to repair" proposal being considered in Nebraska is just the latest to face strong opposition from Apple and other tech companies.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

FBI Director Comey: "There Is No Such Thing As Absolute Privacy In America"

“There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America,” FBI Director James Comey said, suggesting that businesses can design strong encryption while maintaining access to our communications.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago

Apple, Google, And Samsung Respond To WikiLeaks Claims Of CIA Hacking Programs

In a statement, Apple said that the bugs mentioned in the WikiLeaks dump of known vulnerabilities to iOS products have been fixed.

Sheera Frenkel • 2 years ago

LinkedIn Blocked In Russia Over Refusal To Store Data On Russian-Based Servers

Businesses that store information tied to Russian citizens are required to hold that data on servers located in Russia but LinkedIn refused to comply, Russian regulators said.

Hamza Shaban • 2 years ago