politics

Apple News debuts a guide to the 2020 Democrat hopefuls

Apple wants you to take its news service seriously. To demonstrate its potential beyond a simple headline aggregation platform, it's launched its own candidate guide ahead of the 2020 Democratic debates. The guide contains facts, biographies and cand… Source: Engadget | Apple News debuts a guide to the 2020 Democrat hopefuls

Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling

Since September, Twitter has suspended 2,617 accounts linked to Iran, it said in a report on its US midterm election efforts. Some of the accounts claimed they were American news outlets and discussed US political and social issues. Twitter claims it… Source: Engadget | Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling

Ubisoft Sends Out Political Email For The Division 2, A Game That Is Definitely Not Political

Ubisoft would like you to know that The Division 2, a game with a deeply political setting, is not a political statement. Which is weird, because earlier today the publisher sent out a political email about it.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Ubisoft Sends Out Political Email For The Division 2, A Game That Is Definitely …

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New York settles with company selling fake social media followers

The state of New York's Attorney General has settled a case with a company that made millions of dollars selling likes, comments and followers on social media, according to CNN. The activity of the now-defunct Devumi was discovered as part of a probe… Source: Engadget | New York settles with company selling fake social media …

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Canada doesn't trust social networks to warn of election interference

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have set up war rooms and disclosure systems to warn of potential election meddling, but the Canadian government doesn't believe that's good enough. The country's Democratic Institutions Minister has establis… Source: Engadget | Canada doesn't trust social networks to warn of election interference

US prisons are reportedly creating 'voice print' databases

Prisons across the United States are reportedly building biometric databases that include voice recordings of incarcerated people, according to The Intercept. The report cites contracting documents for the state of New York's prison system, as well a… Source: Engadget | US prisons are reportedly creating 'voice print' databases

US will map and disrupt North Korean botnet

The US government plans to turn the tables on North Korea-linked hackers trying to compromise key infrastructure. The Justice Department has unveiled an initiative to map the Joanap botnet and "further disrupt" it by alerting victims. The FBI and t… Source: Engadget | US will map and disrupt North Korean botnet

New York investigates Apple's Group FaceTime privacy bug

You knew it was just a matter of time before Apple's Group FaceTime 'eavesdropping' bug drew the attention of politicians. New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation into the FaceTime flaw in hopes of understanding both its… Source: Engadget | New York investigates Apple's Group FaceTime privacy bug

Lyft will reportedly sue over New York's minimum pay for drivers law

Lyft is planning to file a lawsuit today against the city of New York in an attempt to block a new law that would require ride-hailing guarantee a minimum wage floor for drivers, according to The Verge. Lesser known ridesharing service Juno is joinin… Source: Engadget | Lyft will reportedly sue over New York's minimum …

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How screwed is Huawei?

After years of public mistrust, the US government has finally, officially laid out its cases against tech giant Huawei. The Chinese company stands accused of a laundry list crimes ranging from wire fraud to trade-secret theft to violating Iranian san… Source: Engadget | How screwed is Huawei?

Chinese tech at CES: Politics is temporary, business is permanent

At the start of 2018, the US imposed a series of tariffs on Chinese products ranging from solar cells through to home appliances. It was the escalation of rhetoric between the two countries over fears that the US-China trade deficit had become too hi… Source: Engadget | Chinese tech at CES: Politics is temporary, business …

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China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its government

It won't surprise you to hear that China keeps a tight lid on homegrown social networks, but it's now doing more to stifle free expression on outside networks, too. The New York Times reported that Chinese law enforcement recently began a crackdown o… Source: Engadget | China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its …

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Government shutdown has left several US agency websites inaccessible

Agency websites are among the many facets of the US government that the ongoing shutdown has affected, as more than 80 TLS certificates on government sites have reportedly expired. Even though federal employees could have renewed them well in advance… Source: Engadget | Government shutdown has left several US agency websites inaccessible

China detains scientist who claims to have made gene-edited babies

China was quick to halt the work of scientist He Jiankui after he claimed to have created the first genetically edited babies, but that apparently wasn't enough. After weeks of uncertainty surrounding He's whereabouts, the New York Times has learned… Source: Engadget | China detains scientist who claims to have made gene-edited babies

China's first video game approvals in months don't include Tencent

A week after China approved its first batch of video games in nine months, the list is finally available… and who's not included may be more notable than who is. The country's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television… Source: Engadget | China's first video game approvals in months don't include Tencent

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