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Free Broadband? UK Labour Party Promises Nationalization

Free Broadband? UK Labour Party Promises Nationalization

By Danica Kirka | Nov 16
The British Labour Party's latest plan for public ownership of big industries sent shivers through the telecoms sector Friday with an electoral promise to nationalize part of the former phone monopoly BT to provide free fiber optic broadband.

Huawei Sells Folding Smartphone with No Google After U.S. Ban

Huawei Sells Folding Smartphone with No Google After U.S. Ban

By Joe McDonald | Nov 16
Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its first folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington.

Charlottesville Suit Seeks to Link Online Talk to Violence

Charlottesville Suit Seeks to Link Online Talk to Violence

By Elana Schor | Nov 16
The white nationalist rally that took a deadly turn in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 shocked Americans with its front-row view of hatred on the rise. But weeks before the violence, organizers were making preparations online.

Trans Tinder Users Still Receiving Unwarranted Bans from Service

Trans Tinder Users Still Receiving Unwarranted Bans from Service

By Sam Cronin | Nov 14
Reuters reports that transgender people are still frequently banned from Tinder unfairly, despite steps taken by the company to minimize this.

Greta Thunberg Hitches Low-Carbon Ride Across Atlantic

Greta Thunberg Hitches Low-Carbon Ride Across Atlantic

By Ben Finley | Nov 14
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in time for another climate conference, and then home for the holidays.

Pope Demands Tech Companies Prevent Kids from Viewing Porn

Pope Demands Tech Companies Prevent Kids from Viewing Porn

Nov 14
Pope Francis is demanding that Facebook, Apple, Google and other tech companies urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and to prevent children from accessing pornography online.

Pope Demands Tech Companies Prevent Kids from Viewing Porn

Pope Demands Tech Companies Prevent Kids from Viewing Porn

Nov 14
Pope Francis is demanding that Facebook, Apple, Google and other tech companies urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and to prevent children from accessing pornography online.

Disney Plus Hits 10M Subscribers in 1 Day

Disney Plus Hits 10M Subscribers in 1 Day

Nov 13
Disney Plus says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations.

Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Phones, Laptops of International Travelers

Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Phones, Laptops of International Travelers

By Steve LeBlanc | Nov 13
A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment.

Report: Election Vendors Are 'Prime Targets,' Need Oversight

Report: Election Vendors Are 'Prime Targets,' Need Oversight

By Christina A. Cassidy | Nov 12
The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S. elections, leaving the nation's electoral process vulnerable.

Instagram Will Start Hiding Likes for Some US Users

Instagram Will Start Hiding Likes for Some US Users

Nov 12
Instagram is about to make a big change.

Big Names Like Marvel, Star Wars as Disney Streaming Debuts

Big Names Like Marvel, Star Wars as Disney Streaming Debuts

By Mae Anderson | Nov 11
Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot.

Top Antitrust Enforcer Warns Big Tech over Data Collection

Top Antitrust Enforcer Warns Big Tech over Data Collection

By Frank Bajak | Nov 11
The Justice Department's top antitrust official warned Big Tech companies Friday that the government could pursue them for anticompetitive behavior related to their troves of user data, including for cutting off data access to competitors.

Facebook is Deleting the Name of the Potential Whistleblower

Facebook is Deleting the Name of the Potential Whistleblower

By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 11
Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions.

Friends, Family Support Twitter Employee Charged in Spy Case

Friends, Family Support Twitter Employee Charged in Spy Case

By Stefanie Dazio and Gene Johnson | Nov 11
Family and friends of a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia call him a dedicated husband and father who has overcome recent mental health struggles, according to letters of support filed to federal court.

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