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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched Friday an investigation into Google’s proposals to remove third party cookies on Chrome and replace them with other tools and functionality to protect user privacy under its “Privacy Sandbox” project. Google announced the Privacy Sandbox project in August 2019, aimed at overcoming “cross-site tracking,” or companies collecting users’ [...]

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Ajit Pai, the outgoing Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said in an interview with C-SPAN on Thursday said he does not “intend to move forward” with the proposed rule-making on Section 230 during his remaining time at the FCC. In November, Pai announced that he was leaving the FCC on January 20, [...]

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A group of 11 US Republican senators and senators-elect on Saturday issued a joint statement ahead of the Electoral College certification process on January 6 indicating their intent to contest President-elect Joe Biden’s victory along with GOP Senator Josh Hawley, who announced a similar intent earlier in the week. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson [...]

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The Karnataka state government in India decided Monday to promulgate an ordinance to bring the Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2020 into effect to curb the slaughter of cows in the state. Earlier this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government introduced the bill before the state legislative assembly. The bill was [...]

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The government in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir issued an order Friday extending the suspension of high-speed 4G internet services until January 8 across the union territory excluding the districts of Ganderbal and Udhampur, citing post-election unrest and border infiltration. The government said it received credible reports concerning terrorists attempting to infiltrate [...]

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Ripple Labs Inc., a leading cryptocurrency and blockchain firm, and two of its executives. The SEC alleges that Ripple raised over $1.38 billion through an unregistered offering of a digital asset security called “XRP.” The SEC filed the complaint before a federal district [...]

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Tuesday rejected an undertaking by Google in connection with its proposed takeover of sports wearables manufacturer Fitbit that it would behave in certain ways towards rival wearable manufacturers, not use health data for advertising and, in some circumstances, allow competing businesses access to health and fitness data Google [...]

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A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India decided Friday to proceed with criminal contempt of court cases against Kunal Kamra, a stand-up comedian, and Rachita Taneja, a cartoonist, for their tweets criticizing the court. Kamra had posted a series of tweets criticizing the Supreme Court for its order granting bail to Arnab Goswami, an Indian news [...]

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The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Friday proposed a new computer-security incident notification requirement for banking organizations and their bank service providers. The proposed rule would require a banking organization to provide its primary federal regulator a prompt notification of any “computer-security [...]

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Cydia, a popular app distributor for jailbroken devices before Apple launched App Store, filed a lawsuit Thursday against Apple in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging Apple uses anti-competitive practices to assert a monopoly over software distribution on iOS. The lawsuit alleges that Apple has eliminated all competition in the [...]

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