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Are tech companies leaving Belarus?

Viber confirmed it had temporarily closed its office in Minsk. Yandex’s Minsk office was raided by law enforcement, and therefore...
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How encrypted messaging changed the way we protest

Throughout human history, protests have served as a means for marginalized portions of society to vent their frustrations and make...
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Should Donald Trump pardon Edward Snowden?

Try to imagine working for the National Security Agency (NSA) way back in 2013 and discovering that your employer was...
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Huawei takes a new hit from the US

Huawei and its affiliates “have worked through third parties to harness US technology in a manner that undermines US national...
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Does China's Great Firewall upgrade spell a new era for online censorship?

The infamous Great Firewall of China (GFC) famously blocks access to selected websites from outside of the country while also...
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Nikolai Kvantaliani: for how long will Belarus be able to block the internet without hurting business?

Presidential elections in Belarus are somehow unprecedented this time. Even with the internet and VPN (virtual private network) blocked, people...
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Turkey clamps down on social media

Turkey has adopted a new law that gives the government far more power over social media content, in President Erdogan's...
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Has the deciding shot been fired in the crypto wars?

The battle for the privacy of our digital devices stretches back to 1993, when the National Security Agency (NSA) developed...
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The future of TikTok in the US: less than 2 months to reach a deal

Like many other Chinese tech companies, TikTok is being grilled by the US administration. As President Donald Trump threatened to...
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The key moments from the Big Four CEOs' testimony before the US Congress

Four CEOs of the biggest tech companies testified before the US Congress antitrust panel. They were grilled by the House...
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Four of the most powerful tech CEOs to defend against accusations of monopoly

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai, and Apple’s Tim Cook are scheduled to sit before the House...
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Cautious welcome for UK Huawei decision

After months of dithering, the British government has announced plans to ban controversial Chinese technology company Huawei from its 5G...
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The end of Privacy Shield: what next?

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A European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling invalidating the Privacy Shield agreement leaves the future of EU-US data transfers up...
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What really happened with the Twitter hack? The 6 biggest theories

It was Elon Musk’s 4:17 PM ET tweet that seems to mark the beginning of the Great Twitter Hack:  I‘m...
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Friend or foe? What Huawei's case says about China-US relations

Huawei used to position itself as the company with the cheapest and most advanced technology for the core 5G network,...
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How Hong Kong is the latest minefield for tech companies

Tech firms have to decide whether they want to take on China or not For decades, Hong Kong has been...
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Google Chrome vulnerability provides a backdoor to spy on millions

A rudimentary issue and a malicious extension can cause a headache Google Chrome extensions downloaded 32 million times have secretly...
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State sponsored cyberattacks are happening right now

No one is saying it’s China, but everyone believes it’s China As if battling the coronavirus and the massive economic...
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Honda is the latest victim of a cyberattack

Production was halted for a day due to falling victim The list of big-name companies falling victim to major cyberattacks...
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5 new applications for AI in 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly emerging technology that's making waves in virtually all sectors to some extent. Here are...
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