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China-Backed Hackers Broke Into 100 Firms And Agencies
In indictments against five Chinese nationals, the Justice Department described sophisticated attacks to hijack networks and extort universities, businesses and nonprofits.
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nytimes.com Sep 16, 2020, Wednesday
China-Backed Hackers Broke Into 100 Firms And Agencies, U.S. Says - The New York Times
In indictments against five Chinese nationals, the Justice Department described sophisticated attacks to hijack networks and extort universities, businesses and nonprofits.
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Facebook on Misinformation
Facebook has traded moral accountability for commercial gain
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washingtonpost.com Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
Turning Point Action Enlists Teenagers In 'troll Farm' Spreading Coordinated Pro-Trump Messaging - The Washington Post
The sprawling operation by Turning Point Action, led by conservative activist Charlie Kirk, evades guardrails put in place to prevent the spread of online disinformation, experts said.
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Tech Is Not Neutral Campaign Urges Companies To Stop Working With Law Enforcement Agencies
There are a number of tech companies that either directly work with law enforcement agencies, or supply their tech to them. It’s partnerships like those have prompted the creation of the Tech Is Not Neutral campaign
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techcrunch.com Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Tech Is Not Neutral Campaign Urges Companies To Stop Working With Law Enforcement Agencies | TechCrunch
There are a number of tech companies that either directly work with law enforcement agencies, or supply their tech to them. Amazon’s doorbell camera company Ring has partnered with more than 1,300 police departments and Amazon Web Services sells its product to US Immigration and Customers Enf…
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple for MacBook Pro Flexgate Issue
A class action lawsuit filed in Northern California federal court alleges that Apple knowingly sold MacBook Pros that contained display cables destined to fail…
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macrumors.com Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Apple Faces Another Class-Action MacBook Pro ‘Flexgate’ Lawsuit - MacRumors
Another class-action complaint has been lodged against Apple, which claims that the company was aware of a MacBook Pro design flaw that caused some...
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Changing Mozilla and Laying the foundation for Rust's future
This is a time of change for the internet and for Mozilla and for Rust
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talentdirectory.mozilla.org Aug 19, 2020, Wednesday
Please Meet Some Talented People Who’ve Worked At Mozilla
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The Massive Twitter Hack Could Be A Global Security Crisis
Bitcoin scammers won’t be the last people to take over verified accounts — and we should be very, very worried about who else will
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tampabay.com Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
Bail In Twitter Hack: $725,000. Tampa Teen’s Assets: $3 Million In Bitcoin
Graham Ivan Clark, 17, is accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts. Prosecutors and the defense argued over whether the teen's considerable assets were legally obtained.
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UC Davis Researcher Accused Of Hiding Ties To Chinese Military Is Hiding In Consulate
A UC Davis cancer researcher, suspected of being a clandestine member of the Chinese military, has taken refuge in the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, according to U.S. prosecutors.
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latimes.com Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
UC Davis Researcher Accused Of Hiding Ties To Chinese Military Is Hiding In Consulate, U.S. Says - Los Angeles Times
A UC Davis cancer researcher, suspected of being a clandestine member of the Chinese military, has taken refuge in the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, according to U.S. prosecutors.
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Amazon Met With Startups About Investing, Then Launched Competing Products
Some companies regret sharing information with the tech giant and its Alexa Fund. ‘We may have been naive in believing they weren’t competitive with us,’ said one executive.
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wsj.com Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
Amazon Met With Startups About Investing, Then Launched Competing Products - WSJ
Some companies regret sharing information with the tech giant and its Alexa Fund. ‘We may have been naive in believing they weren’t competitive with us,’ said one executive.
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Google Sued For Allegedly Tracking Users In Apps Even After Opting Out
This follows a suit last month claiming Google tracked people using Chrome's incognito mode.
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cnet.com Jul 14, 2020, Tuesday
Google sued for allegedly tracking users in apps even after opting out
This follows a suit last month claiming Google tracked people using Chrome's incognito mode.
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Analog Devices Buys Maxim, Creating $68 Billion Chipmaker
NEW YORK (AP) — Computer chip maker Analog Devices is buying Maxim Integrated in an all-stock deal that will create a company worth about $68 billion, and strengthens its position in the analog...
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apnews.com Jul 13, 2020, Monday
Analog Devices buys Maxim, creating $68 billion chipmaker
NEW YORK (AP) — Computer chip maker Analog Devices is buying Maxim Integrated in an all-stock deal that will create a company worth about $68 billion, and strengthens its position in the analog...
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A Brief History of Porn on the Internet
Pornographers developed many early innovations in internet marketing, like pop-up ads and subscriptions. And women were among the most successful entrepreneurs in the business.
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wired.com David Kushner Apr 09, 2019, Tuesday
A Brief History of Porn on the Internet | WIRED
Pornographers developed many early innovations in internet marketing, like pop-up ads and subscriptions. And women were among the most successful entrepreneurs in the business.
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Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases
BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China.
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npr.org Bill Chappell Jan 28, 2020, Tuesday
Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China : NPR
An FBI agent says China's deal with Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard University's chemistry department, paid him up to $50,000 monthly, along with another $150,000 per year.
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