Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR – TechCrunch

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Facebook has another change in the works to respond to the European Union’s beefed up data protection framework — and this one looks intended to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR, and at scale. Late yesterday Reuters reported on a change incoming to Facebook’s T&Cs that it said will be pushed out next month — meaning
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Russia’s Telegram ban that knocked out 15M Google, Amazon IP addresses had a precedent in Zello – TechCrunch

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Russia blocking access to Telegram after the messaging app refused to give it access to encrypted messages has picked up an unintended casualty: we’re now up to over 15 million IP addresses from Amazon and Google getting shut down by the regulators in the process, taking various other (non-Telegram) services down with it. Telegram’s CEO Pavel
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Supreme Court dismisses warrant case against Microsoft after CLOUD Act renders it moot – TechCrunch

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A long-running legal battle between the U.S. government and Microsoft has been dismissed by the Supreme Court (PDF) after the crux of the conflict was mooted by recent legislation. The company will now be forced to provide data stored on servers in Ireland that it had previously said should be obtained through that country’s authorities.
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Telegram plays down Russian block — claiming no ‘significant’ impact yet – TechCrunch

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A court in Russia ordered a block of messaging app Telegram this week but founder Pavel Durov has shrugged off the impact of the ban 24 hours in — claiming the app hasn’t seen “a significant drop in user engagement so far.” Russia began (trying to) block Telegram yesterday, following a court ruling in Moscow earlier
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Our event on blockchain will feature the CryptoKitties founder – TechCrunch

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TechCrunch is poised to break through the huge noise surrounding blockchain with a new event. Zug, the Swiss Canton just outside of Zürich, has come to be known as “Crypto Valley” because it’s become a regulatory haven where startups are increasingly filing their Initial Coin Offerings. It’s also turned into a place where blockchain startups
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Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament – TechCrunch

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Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the political consultancy firm at the center of a storm about mishandled Facebook users data, has backed out of re-appearing in front of the UK parliament for a second time. Nix had been scheduled to take questions from the DCMS committee that’s probing online misinformation tomorrow afternoon. In a
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CA also used ‘sex compass’ and other quiz apps for sucking Facebook data, says former employee – TechCrunch

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Brittney Kaiser, a former employee for Cambridge Analytica — who left the company in January and is today giving evidence in front of a UK parliament committee that’s investigating online misinformation — has suggested that data on far more Facebook users may have found its way into the consultancy’s hands than the up to 87M
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France to move ministers off Telegram, WhatsApp over security fears – TechCrunch

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The French government has said it intends to move to using its own encrypted messaging service this summer, over concerns of the risks that foreign entities could spy on officials using popular encrypted apps such as Telegram and WhatsApp . Reuters reports that ministers are concerned about the use of foreign-built encrypted apps which do not
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