TechCrunch: The White House wants to know if you’ve been ‘censored or silenced’ by social media

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has been at war with social media. In the past year, the President has accused several online giants of censoring conservative voices, in particular giants like Twitter, Google and Facebook. Today, the White…

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TechCrunch: Palantir’s software was used for deportations, documents show

Data mining firm Palantir’s software was used by a US government agency during an operation in 2017 in which immigrants crossing the border were arrested for deportation, newly released documents (PDF) have shown, contradicting the $20 billion firm’s earlier public statements.…

TechCrunch: Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

“This law, which was conceived and passed in five days without any meaningful consultation, does nothing to address hate speech, which was the fundamental motivation for the tragic Christchurch terrorist attacks,” Sunita Bose, the managing director of the Digital Industry…

Mashable: Net neutrality gets a second wind. The problem? Donald Trump.

Sheryl…  same, girl. Same.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2019-03-06 23:02:43 UTC The latest battle between arch-enemies Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump could be the internet. On Wednesday, Democratic legislators introduced a new bill in both the House and the…

TechCrunch: How Trump’s government shutdown is harming cyber and national security

It’s now 18 days since the U.S. government unceremoniously shut down because Congress couldn’t agree on a bill to fund a quarter of all federal departments — including paying their employees. But federal workers are starting to feel the pinch…