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October 13, 2020
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A prison video visitation service exposed private calls between inmates and their attorneys

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Fearing the spread of coronavirus, jails and prisons remain on lockdown. Visitors are unable to see their loved ones serving time, forcing friends and families to use prohibitively....

September 23, 2020
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TikTok, WeChat and the growing digital divide between the U.S. and China

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Over the past decade, the dynamic between Chinese and United States tech companies has undergone dramatic shifts. Once seen as a promising market for American companies, that narra....

September 5, 2020
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Daily Crunch: India bans PUBG and other Chinese apps

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India continues to crack down on Chinese apps, Microsoft launches a deepfake detector and Google offers a personalized news podcast. This is your Daily Crunch for September 2, 202....

September 5, 2020
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Snapchat had a big August amid TikTok uncertainty

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The continual uncertainty around TikTok’s future may have provided a big boost to Snapchat in August. Or maybe it was just the Disney eyes filter that went viral. In any event, ....

August 20, 2020
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Deepfake video app Reface is just getting started on shapeshifting selfie culture

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A bearded Rihanna gyrates and sings about shining bright like a diamond. A female Jack Sparrow looks like she’d be a right laugh over a pint. The cartoon contours of The Incredib....

August 5, 2020
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Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe

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Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which believes the comp....

August 2, 2020
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TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban

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TikTok’s U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas has posted a video message to the platform that appears to be a response to reports from Friday that President Trump is working....

June 4, 2020
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Zoom faces criticism for denying free users e2e encryption

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What price privacy? Zoom is facing a fresh security storm after CEO Eric Yuan confirmed that a plan to reboot its battered security cred by (actually) implementing end-to-end enc....

May 30, 2020
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A 12 year journey ends as Skimlinks is acquired by retail marketing platform Connexity

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Connexity, a lead-gen platform for online retailers, has acquired Skimlinks, a UK platform for publishers to make money through affiliate links. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.....

May 25, 2020
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The Station: Hertz files for bankruptcy, hailing “self-driving” scooters, Memorial Day travel

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The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi a....