Tech firms' responses to latest NSA disclosures cloud the truth, experts say

Technology companies may be hiding behind legal jargon to avoid being more forthcoming in their responses to new documents on government surveillance that were disclosed Friday, some experts say. Internet and software companies including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google and Facebook “are legally compelled to lie,” said security expert Bruce Schneier, citing national security letters that companies are prohibited from disclosing. Some similar statements were made in interviews with the IDG News Service following a report published Friday in The Guardian alleging that the National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to companies such as Google and Facebook to cover costs involved in surveillance. The tech companies incurred these costs in fulfilling tighter certification requirements after a 2011 court ruling said the government’s data collection was unconstitutional, according to documents obtained by The Guardian. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2013-08-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Lumascape Compiles All Black-Owned Ad-Tech Firms in a Continuously Updating Chart

As the founder and CEO of digital media investment bank Luma Partners LLC, Terence Kawaja is a problem solver by nature. But earlier this summer, as Kawaja watched his news feed, he found himself hearing about problems that left him at a loss. He read about the killing of George Floyd and police... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Send in the army? Why one expert says that would be a 'ludicrous' response to rail blockades

Over seven years ago, two books written by retired lieutenant-colonel Douglas Bland offered some sobering warnings about the future of the Crown-Indigenous relationship — warnings that seem eerily prescient after the events of the past two... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-02-20 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Here are the top tech trends of 2020, according to top experts

From AI breakthroughs to 5G deployment, these hot topics are on the minds of venture capitalists, tech execs, and analysts. In 2020, technologies will move toward the mainstream and begin impacting daily life. The next generation of wireless network, 5G, will begin to take hold, for example, and... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-12-23 07:00:11 UTC ]
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Report: Private equity firm eyes Tech Data for potential $5 billion acquisition

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC is potentially interested in buying Tampa Bay's largest public company, according to a Tuesday report from Reuters. New York-based Apollo has approached Clearwater-based Tech Data Corp. (NASDAQ: TECD) with an offer to acquire the company for... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019-10-16 01:08:24 UTC ]
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Uber’s Latest Lawsuit Calls Out Agencies, Advertisers and Now Ad Tech

Two years ago, Uber filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against its agency partner Fetch, accusing it of running fraudulent ads. Now it looks as if the ride-hailing giant is taking the legal battle further down the supply chain. According to court documents unsealed this week, the recently IPO'd... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Christchurch attack: tech firms must clean up platforms - Javid

UK home secretary says they ‘have responsibility not to do terrorists’ work for them’Internet companies who allow the distribution of banned content “should be prepared to face the full force of the law”, Sajid Javid has said, as he called on people to stop watching and sharing the livestream... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tech firms fear regulation nightmare if MPs get their way

Report into fake news could put legal burden on firms such as Twitter and Facebook to remove harmful and illegal contentFacebook, Twitter and Google could face their worst regulation nightmares if the recommendations of parliament’s report into fake news, based on a leaked version published on... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Five Industry Tech Consultants Form New Firm

The members of Publishing Technology Partners are Ken Brooks, Bill Kasdorf, Thad McIlroy, Bill Rosenblatt, and Bill Trippe, all of whom have over 25 years’ experience working in the publishing industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fighting ire with hire: Tech firms say immigration boosts employment

U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to channel populist anger to stem immigration, but tech companies want him to know that hiring immigrants is necessary for the country's economy and boosts overall employment.Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet are said to be writing Trump a... Continue reading at PC World

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Cape After the Experts for our post-truth times

Jonathan Cape has pre-empted After the Experts by political economist William Davies, which will explore how the political landscape has shifted and speculate on what might come next if we are witnessing the end of an era of experts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sector Spotlight: Three Expert Observations on Ed-Tech in the UK

'Word gets around quickly when products disappoint.' That and other cautions led a special programming sequence at London's FutureBook Conference this month. The post Sector Spotlight: Three Expert Observations on Ed-Tech in the UK appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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France, Germany want EU to take a tougher stance on tech firms

Germany and France have put pressure on the European Commission to take a closer look at how big tech companies operate in the European Union, a move which could lead to tougher competition regulation for companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon.com and Facebook.French and German officials asked... Continue reading at PC World

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Japanese Manga, Anime Firms Debut Latest Antipiracy Project

In the latest effort by Japanese manga and anime houses to fight digital piracy, the industry is coupling take down notices with a series of online video appeals that direct fans to legal access points for manga and anime. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Tech firms furious after denied full view of government reply to FISA court

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and LinkedIn are objecting to the U.S. government's decision to provide them only a redacted version of its response to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to a request by the companies that they be allowed to publish information on users' data requests... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tech Firms Rally, Expecting Justice Department to Oppose Transparency Requests

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[ AllThingsD | 2013-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The firm that's making a mint out of old tech

A regional NSW company that was on track to becoming extinct has emerged as a global digital photo printing powerhouse, selling $20 Facebook photo books to customers in over 80 countries including Afghanistan. Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

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[ Advertising Age | 2017-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook rolls out high-tech ad registry with a low-tech twist

Facebook is rolling out its Canadian political ad registry today with a low-tech twist — a bid to prevent people based outside of Canada from running ads in the upcoming federal election. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-06-10 08:00:00 UTC ]
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"I find that many new technologies are actually far less efficient than the tools they attempt to replace," said Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review. Continue reading at The New York Times

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