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Facebook hastily rejects breakup calls as lawmakers urge antitrust probe

Facebook Inc quickly rejected a call from co-founder Chris Hughes on Thursday to break up the...

Recent Benin net shutdown costs the country $1.54 million a day

Benin held parliamentary elections Sunday leaving citizens without access to opposition candidates...

Russia considers brief switch-off from global internet to test defences

Russia is considering whether to disconnect from the global internet briefly, as part of a test of...

New UN deal with data mining firm Palantir raises privacy concerns

CIA-linked software firm Palantir will help the UN’s World Food Programme analyse its data in a new...

French Data Watchdog Slaps Google with €50 million Fine for GDPR Violations

The first massive European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fine has finally...

Controversial data protection law approved in Spain

MADRID: The Spanish Senate approved Wednesday a controversial online data protection law which...

Accountability deficit at ICANN: In addition to Cooling Off Periods, U.S. Government suggests post-employment restrictions

During the ICANN 63 in Barcelona, David Redl, the chief U.S. National Telecommunications and...

NTIA Head David Redl Pokes into Donuts Recent Hiring of ICANN’s GDD Chief Attalah

Could this be a conflict of interest scenario?, ICANN recently lost its first president of ICANN’s...

Thune led US Senate committee to hold hearings on ‘Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy’

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and...

European Human Rights Court rules UK laws enabling mass surveillance violate privacy & freedom of expression rights

The European Court of Human Rights has  ruled that UK laws enabling mass surveillance violate the...

Vote for toughest net neutrality bill passes in California

Last year’s FCC decision to repeal net neutrality was arguably the most unpopular tech policy...

Rights groups ask Google to cancel its plan to launch Dragonfly, a censored version in China

Leading human rights groups are calling on Google to cancel its plan to launch a censored version of...

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