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China's privacy laws could be stronger than America's

Details: The 996.ICU GitHub repository lists companies that have adopted 996 work hours and details Chinese labor laws that involuntary or unpaid overtime policies violate, including a provision that caps the total number of monthly overtime hours at 36.

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Facebook's plan for privacy laws

Details: At the same time, the country also has one of the most wide-ranging sets of laws and compliance regulations when it comes to collecting and processing personal data. The German government has strict rules to protect its digital medical records, which contain highly-sensitive information, such as diagnoses, test results and therapy suggestions.

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This is the Democrats’ plan to limit Section 230

Details: The so-called SAFE TECH Act was introduced Friday by Sens. Mark Warner, Mazie Hirono and Amy Klobuchar. Under the bill, online platforms would not be able to claim Section 230 immunity for alleged violations of federal or state civil rights laws, antitrust laws, cyberstalking laws, human rights laws or civil actions regarding a wrongful death.

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California Privacy Rights Act: How Google, Facebook and

Details: Facebook declined to comment on these negotiations. Spokesman Andy Stone wrote in a statement, "We've advocated for privacy laws that give people more rights over their data and are glad to see that this initiative is raising a discussion about how to expand privacy rights in California."

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Regulation is coming in 2021. Here’s how Big Tech is

Details: Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws. Both the DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman, meanwhile, suffered breaches from Russian government hackers and the subsequent leak of messages, which helped demonstrate the importance of security

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The right-to-repair movement has even bigger plans for

Details: A lot of races in the 2020 election were close, but one important one wasn't: Question 1 in Massachusetts, which "allows car owners to access and share data generated by the operation of the vehicle with independent repair shops." It's basically right-to-repair legislation and it passed with just shy of 75% of the vote.

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These tech companies say they’ll require vaccines

Details: Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws. Both the DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman, meanwhile, suffered breaches from Russian government hackers and the subsequent leak of messages, which helped demonstrate the importance of security

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Google Cloud introduces Google Enterprise APIs policy

Details: The announcement is clear recognition of widespread feedback from Google Cloud customers and outright derision in several corners of the internet regarding Google's historic reputation for ending support for its APIs without sufficient notice or foresight. The canonical example was probably the company's decision to shutter Google Reader in 2013 with just a couple of months' notice, which …

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We counted FTC staffers who moved to tech. Is reform

Details: The Federal Trade Commission occupies a powerful role that could alter the future of the technology industry, investigating whether the biggest companies violated antitrust laws during their meteoric rise. But is the regulator's position compromised …

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New lawsuit alleges discrimination and fraud

Details: Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws. Both the DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman, meanwhile, suffered breaches from Russian government hackers and the subsequent leak of messages, which helped demonstrate the importance of security

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Gorsuch thinks US should revisit libel laws over online

Details: In addition, Thompson's portfolio will include cybersecurity, although the party is also searching for a new chief security officer. Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws.

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The FCC’s EBB program leaves millions behind

Details: In addition, Thompson's portfolio will include cybersecurity, although the party is also searching for a new chief security officer. Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws.

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Verily's COVID-19 screening website raises privacy

Details: Verily’s COVID-19 screening website has prompted the latest confrontation between Alphabet and policymakers over protecting health data. Even as the tech giant has worked to respond to the crisis quickly, there’s concern about how the data the website collects might end up being used commercially and whether Verily is complying with privacy laws.

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Tech companies are ‘scrambling’ after the EU’s top court

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Mask mandates return to some Facebook and Amazon offices

Details: 2 days ago · Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws. Both the DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman, meanwhile, suffered breaches from Russian government hackers and the subsequent leak of messages, which helped demonstrate the importance of security

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Judge blocks Florida's 'deplatforming' law

Details: The 996.ICU GitHub repository lists companies that have adopted 996 work hours and details Chinese labor laws that involuntary or unpaid overtime policies violate, including a provision that caps the total number of monthly overtime hours at 36. It shares a manual instructing workers how to conduct labor arbitration and litigation on their own

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US labor board finds Google violated labor laws, spied on

Details: US labor board finds Google violated labor laws, spied on fired workers Issie Lapowsky. December 2, 2020. In a complaint filed Wednesday, the National Labor Relations Board said Google illegally surveilled and fired two employees, Laurence Berland and Kathryn Spiers, as part of its effort to crack down on labor organizing.

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Select Alienware PCs banned in California over energy use

Details: We respect the laws of all cities, states and countries where we do business and always strive to balance power and performance with energy efficiency," a Dell spokesperson told Protocol. "While our most powerful gaming systems are available in all 50 states, it is accurate that select configurations of the Alienware Aurora R10 and R12 aren't

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Google, Facebook to require vaccines at the office

Details: Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws. Both the DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman, meanwhile, suffered breaches from Russian government hackers and the subsequent leak of messages, which helped demonstrate the importance of security

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Amy Klobuchar's legislation aims at Big Tech

Details: Klobuchar, the new chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, on Thursday will introduce sweeping legislation to reform the country's trust-busting laws, with a focus on those of Big Tech. "Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act of 2021" is the most serious legislative salvo against Big Tech in years.

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Amazon’s non-compete agreement “unfairly handcuffed” her

Details: Charlotte Newman has continued to work at Amazon during the legal process — partly because of a non-compete agreement which prohibits her from taking similar roles for 18 months upon leaving Amazon. Non-competes are commonplace in the tech industry, although a current piece of legislation, the Workforce Mobility Act, aims to limit the use of them.

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How the Facebook case will test the limits of antitrust

Details: Those are some of the questions at the center of the sweeping antitrust cases from the FTC and state attorneys general filed on Wednesday. And together their answers will determine, once and for all, whether the country's centuries-old antitrust laws are equipped to wrangle in the disruptive tech industry — or whether new laws are needed

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Kirsten Gillibrand's new bill would establish a US data

Details: The agency would enforce current privacy laws and any future laws Congress passes and have rule-making authority to determine how those laws are carried out. Specifically, the agency would be able to conduct impact assessments on companies deploying "high-risk practices" with regard to …

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Biden's first 100 days: what tech policy could look like

Details: Biden's inauguration is likely to have lasting impacts on the technology industry. The Department of Justice may broaden their case against Google, and more antitrust laws that promote competition and protect consumers from anticompetitive mergers and …

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Judge blocks Florida's 'deplatforming' law

Details: Authorities claim that "the e-CNY system collects less transaction information than traditional electronic payment systems and does not provide information to third parties or other government agencies unless stipulated otherwise in laws and regulations."

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Facebook’s antitrust win could hurt tech

Details: "This decision underscores the dire need to modernize our antitrust laws to address anticompetitive mergers and abusive conduct in the digital economy," Democratic Reps. Jerry Nadler and David Cicilline, who have led congressional efforts to change antitrust laws as a way to tackle Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google, said in a joint statement.

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Before Bezos' launch, Amazon and Blue Origin went on a

Details: The vast majority of that spending, $4.86 million, came from Amazon, which set yet another record with its efforts to influence federal laws and regulations in the three months that ended June 30. That figure has been driving higher each quarter since the beginning of 2020. Blue Origin meanwhile spent $590,000, matching the record it set at the end of last year.

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Longtime Google enemy Kanter to be named as DOJ antitrust

Details: Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws. Both the DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman, meanwhile, suffered breaches from Russian government hackers and the subsequent leak of messages, which helped demonstrate the importance of security

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Microsoft backs privacy bills in Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois

Details: Another concern is that these Washington-style bills preempt local laws that cities may want to pass. "We don't want to see a bill with loopholes, weak enforcement, and preemption becoming a so-called gold standard," said Jennifer Lee, the ACLU of …

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The new antitrust bills are probably DOA. Antitrust action

Details: Major parts of the internet would indeed blow up if these laws are enacted. But — whether you think that's a good thing or a bad thing — that's precisely why these bills aren't likely to become law. The House bills' prospects among Republicans in the Senate seem dim,

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How workers feel about diversity in tech

Details: In addition, Thompson's portfolio will include cybersecurity, although the party is also searching for a new chief security officer. Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws.

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Instagram teens have new privacy measures

Details: In addition, Thompson's portfolio will include cybersecurity, although the party is also searching for a new chief security officer. Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws.

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Van Buren v. United States: The SCOTUS case splitting the

Details: Then there have been her own efforts — to speed up rule-makings, to remove the agency's self-imposed limits on its powers over "unfair methods of competition," to issue guidance boosting consumers' rights to repair their devices and to clear the way to require more disclosure of future deals from those who break the merger laws. The monthly

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What China’s ed-tech crackdown really means

Details: Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws. Both the DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman, meanwhile, suffered breaches from Russian government hackers and the subsequent leak of messages, which helped demonstrate the importance of security

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Samsung’s TV Plus service goes live on the web

Details: Samsung is expanding its ad-supported streaming efforts: The company quietly launched its TV Plus streaming service on the web in recent weeks, and also added the ability to cast videos to devices supporting Google's Chromecast technology to its mobile app this month. Both represent a major expansion for TV Plus, which previously was only available on Samsung-made smart TVs and phones.

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Republicans, Democrats agree on bipartisan antitrust

Details: Increasing funding for the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission's antitrust efforts. This is the lowest-hanging fruit in terms of bipartisan proposals to reform antitrust, and it plays a significant role in Senator Amy Klobuchar's recent antitrust legislation.Most antitrust experts take it as a given that the agencies need far more resources, and even expanded authorities, in

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Returning tech workers seek former perks

Details: Democrats are still smarting from the endless 2016 news cycles about Hillary Clinton's emails, but those were released under public records laws. Both the DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman, meanwhile, suffered breaches from Russian government hackers and the subsequent leak of messages, which helped demonstrate the importance of security

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AWS has avoided antitrust scrutiny. That could change

Details: Amazon Web Services has avoided antitrust scrutiny, but a looming lawsuit and investigation may change things. Contract pricing, self-preferencing, and whether lock-in is hurting customers are what legislators and regulators are looking for. AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud have all invested billions of dollars in cloud infrastructure.

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App store laws, Microsoft AR and Square buys Tidal

Details: App store laws, Microsoft AR and Square buys Tidal Welcome to this weekend's Source Code podcast. David Pierce. March 7, 2021. This week on the Source Code podcast: First, an update on Google's user-tracking change. Then, Ben Pimentel joins the show to discuss Square buying Tidal, and what it means for the fintech and music worlds.

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Why Amazon wants a price-gouging law

Details: Jamie Court, the president of Consumer Watchdog, cautioned that state laws can yield stronger consequences for scammers because "price gouging tends to happen regionally." Under Amazon's plan, enforcement authority would be kicked to the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general.

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Amazon broke union election laws, leading to second vote

Details: Amazon broke union election laws. Alabama workers will likely get a second vote. An NLRB judge said that Amazon "usurped" the NLRB by pushing for a mailbox to be installed in front of its facility, and also that the company violated laws that protect workers from …

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Why Chinese Big Tech no longer dares say '996'

Details: The 996.ICU GitHub repository lists companies that have adopted 996 work hours and details Chinese labor laws that involuntary or unpaid overtime policies violate, including a provision that caps the total number of monthly overtime hours at 36. It shares a manual instructing workers how to conduct labor arbitration and litigation on their own

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NYU researchers speak out after Facebook disables their

Details: 19 hours ago · The SEC's key claim is that XRP is not a currency, but a security, and therefore subject to strict securities laws. The legal action, which stunned the crypto world, sent the value of XRP dropping dramatically. Coinbase, a major crypto exchange, suspended trading in XRP.

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Blizzard president is stepping down amid company scandal

Details: 1 day ago · Activision Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is stepping down from the company and will be replaced by two executive vice presidents as co-leaders, after Blizzard was sued by the state of California last week and embroiled in public scandal for discriminating against women and fostering a …

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