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Federal regulators eye update to rules governing children’s privacy and the Internet

(Alex Brandon/AP) July 18 at 10:55 AM Federal regulators this week began considering ways to update and potentially expand enforcement of the country’s online children’s-privacy law, questioning whether swift advances in technology have outpaced rules meant to protect children younger than 13. The effort by the Federal Trade Commission is in its initial phases, but […]

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Election Rules Are an Obstacle to Cybersecurity of Presidential Campaigns

One year out from the 2020 elections, presidential candidates face legal roadblocks to acquiring the tools and assistance necessary to defend against the cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns that plagued the 2016 presidential campaign. Federal laws prohibit corporations from offering free or discounted cybersecurity services to federal candidates. The same law also blocks political parties from […]

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Qualcomm violated antitrust law, judge rules

The court, in siding with the FTC, finds the chip giant’s patent practices ‘strangled competition’ Amid the battle over whether Chinese company Huawei’s technology should be allowed into 5G networks inside the United States and abroad, America’s homegrown 5G champion, Qualcomm, was dealt two major setbacks in the space of a week. Qualcomm’s stock started […]

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Facebook violates Apple’s data-gathering rules, pulls VPN from App Store

Enlarge Getty Images | NurPhoto Facebook is the latest company to violate Apple’s new app guidelines surrounding data collection. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Facebook pulled Onavo Protect, a VPN app, from Apple’s App Store after the iPhone maker determined that Onavo violated its data-collection rules. Facebook purchased the Israeli company […]