Department of Homeland Security Suspends Global Entry enrollment for New York

In a letter yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security said it would be suspending Global Entry (along with similar programs like NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST), meaning any New Yorkers who haven’t made it through Global Entry verification may be stuck on the waiting list indefinitely. DHS made the decision over New York state’s enactment of […]

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Joe Biden wants to revoke Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

In an recent interview with The New York Times former Vice President Joe Biden called for tech’s biggest liability shield, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, to be revoked, immediately. Biden said: “The idea that it’s a tech company is that Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one. For Zuckerberg and other platforms. […]

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President Trump has signed the law to increase robocall fine to $10,000

President Trump has recently signed a law increasing fines on robocalls and requiring phone service providers to begin authenticating calls across networks. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED Act) was signed on Monday, after Congress approved the landmark bill earlier this month to give the federal government new abilities to go after illegal […]

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Spotify to pause all political ads in early 2020

Spotify said on Friday that it will pause political advertising early in 2020 on its ad-supported tier and its original and exclusive podcasts, saying it doesn’t have the resources to properly vet such ads first reported by AdAge. In a statement the company said: “At this point in time, we do not yet have the necessary level […]

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Judge blocks NYC law limiting Uber drivers cruising for new passengers

On Monday New York State Supreme Court judge blocks New York City’s law to limit the amount of time Uber and Lyft drivers can spend cruising for passengers in busy parts of the city. In his ruling, Judge Lyle E. Frank took issue with the city’s definition of cruising. He said there was no rational […]

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Google to bring spam detection and verified business messaging to Android

Google has recently announced that it’s will bring two new features for its Messages app on Android. One of those features is spam detection for US users, which first launched in select countries in January. If the Messages app detects a suspected spam message, Google says it will show you a warning where you can confirm […]

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Facebook will not remove encryption from WhatsApp and Messenger

Facebook executives has recently told Attorney General William Barr that the company would not provide law enforcement with investigative access to its encrypted messaging products ahead of a senate hearing on encryption on Tuesday. In a letter, WhatsApp and Messenger heads Will Cathcart and Stan Chudnovsky, respectively, said: “The backdoor access you are demanding for law enforcement […]

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NEFT money transfer will be available 24×7 from 16 December says RBI

Starting from 16 December, bank users will be able to use NEFT money transfer at anytime of the day or night as the service will be available 24×7 in India says RBI. The announcement was made by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 6 December through this notification, and informed that all the banks in […]

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Filmmakers has reportedly sued US government over social media surveillance rules

A group of filmmakers have recently sued the US government for social media surveillance rules. The lawsuit argues that the requirement unconstitutionally discourages applicants from speaking online — and, conversely, discourages people who post political speech from trying to enter the US. This lawsuit, filed by the Doc Society and the International Documentary Association, challenges the decision […]

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Rev Has Banned Kids From Working As Transcribers

Transcription company Rev has recently updated its Terms of Service agreement following reports of workers unhappy with low pay and exposure to graphic files without warning. The new changes explains its workers classification as independent contractors, apart from this the company has also added age limit according to the new terms the company now requires transcribers to […]

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