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Supreme Court to decide if US has right to data on world’s servers

Enlarge / Front row from left, US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, back row from left, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch […]

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Former FCC chief asks FCC: “Why the silence” about Trump’s media threats?

Enlarge / Tom Wheeler, when he was Federal Communications Commission Chairman, at left, listens to then-FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai testify before the House Judiciary Committee about Internet regulation on March 25, 2015. President Donald Trump promoted Pai to chairman to succeed Wheeler. Chip Somodvellia/Getty Images Tom Wheeler, the former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, […]

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After second bungle, IRS suspends Equifax’s “taxpayer identity” contract

Bloomberg/Getty Images Last week we brought news that the Internal Revenue Service awarded a $7.2 million contract to Equifax to allow Equifax to “verify taxpayer identity.” The contract was awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the personal data, including Social Security Numbers, of about 145 million people. The tax-collecting agency is now temporarily […]

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Supreme Court: Hacking conviction stands for man who didn’t hack computer

Enlarge / Front row from left, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, back row from left, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. […]

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“Baby body parts” campaign ad from US House member blocked by Twitter

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: a Silicon Valley platform, whose revenue is based on advertising, has shunned a political advertisement because it’s “inflammatory.” The company is Twitter, and the buyer was Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican of Tennessee. The micro-blogging service on Monday took down a Blackburn campaign video ad that said, “I fought […]

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“Technical difficulties” plague Arizona lottery; same winning numbers drawn

Enlarge / Note—this isn’t the Arizona machine in question. Science & Society Picture Library/Getty Images Arizona Lottery officials are investigating what they described on their website as “technical difficulties” surrounding one of their random number generators used to pick the winning numbers for many of the state’s lottery games. As it turns out, the machine […]