Facebook ignores government manipulation
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Whistleblower spills the beans

Facebook ignored or was slow to act on evidence that fake accounts on its platform have been undermining elections and political affairs around the world, according to an explosive memo sent by a recently fired Facebook employee and obtained by BuzzFeed News.

TSCM to build 5nm Fab in Arizona
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Conditio sine qua non

After weeks of speculation, TSMC has officially confirmed that Taiwan based TSMC announced its intention to build and operate an advanced semiconductor fab in Arizona, United States.

UK calls the cops after Huawei leak
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It is the Wright thing to do

Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said he could not rule out a criminal investigation over the “unacceptable” disclosure of confidential discussions on the role of China’s Huawei Technologies in 5G network supply chains.

European governments using mobile metadata to deport immigrants
Published in Mobiles

Would chuck away that phone if I were you

European leaders appeasing the rise of anti-immigration parties are using metadata on smartphones to start sending migrants back.

US government makes it harder to sue companies over poor IT security
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So much for cleaning out the swamp

Rather than sorting out the corrupt relationship between the US government and big corporations, it appears that the Senate wants to make it hard for consumers to sue financial companies who could not be bothered installing good IT security.

Most US techies use a VPN
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06 September 2017

Most US techies use a VPN

Pirate without fear

An international cybersecurity awareness survey found that 65 percent of US tech sector workers now use a virtual private network (VPN) on either work or personal devices.

Taiwan invests in AI research
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$32.73 million a year to support local industry

Taiwan is to spend $32.73 million every year over a period of five years to develop artificial intelligence research centres.

UK Tories pledge to censor social media
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When you are going to win you might as well be honest

The UK conservatives are so confident that they will win the coming election they are actually openly telling voters about some of their more unpopular plans so that they can claim they have a mandate.

UK government set to define proper sex
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Think of the children

The UK government has decided that it will ban all web sites which depict “unconventional sex”.

US government furious over EU Apple fine
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Not paying tax is the American way

The US government is furious that the EU is starting to get hacked off with US companies not paying tax.