US Commerce Dept. adds 7 Chinese tech companies to economic blacklist for complicity in human rights violations, including Softbank-backed CloudMinds (Reuters)

[ad_1] Reuters: US Commerce Dept. adds 7 Chinese tech companies to economic blacklist for complicity in human rights violations, including Softbank-backed CloudMinds  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist … [ad_2] Source link

Over 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates will use COVID-19 vaccine to implant microchips, survey says

[ad_1] Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ increased media presence lately has made him the target of conspiracy theories. Bill Gates For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Fighting misinformation and conspiracy theories about the novel coronavirus has almost been as hard as battling the pandemic itself. And a…

A US Copyright Office report states that the DMCA's safe harbor provision is "askew" and recommends making it easier for rightsholders to issue takedown notices (Tom McKay/Gizmodo)

[ad_1] Tom McKay / Gizmodo: A US Copyright Office report states that the DMCA’s safe harbor provision is “askew” and recommends making it easier for rightsholders to issue takedown notices  —  The U.S. Copyright Office has released a long-awaited, 192-page report that could give the music and movie industry … [ad_2] Source link

What the hell, SaaS valuations? – TechCrunch

[ad_1] SaaS stocks are at it again, and I think I’ve got it figured it out. More precisely I think I’ve figured out what other people think is going on. After rigorous fact-checking by both reading tweets, making VCs talk to me on the phone, and chatting with the CEO of a $27 billion cloud…

New York Auto Show canceled for 2020, pushed to spring 2021 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Organizers of the New York International Auto Show, once hoping to hold the rescheduled event in August, have decided to scrap the entire year. The show has been officially canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Friday. The next show will take place April 2 to April 11, 2021. Press days…

The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Riana Pfefferkorn Contributor The debate over encryption continues to drag on without end. In recent months, the discourse has largely swung away from encrypted smartphones to focus instead on end-to-end encrypted messaging. But a recent press conference by the heads of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) showed…

Jon Stewart’s ‘Irresistible’ with Steve Carell skips theaters for video-on-demand

[ad_1] Irresistible has joined the long list of films skipping theaters amid the coronavirus pandemic.  On Friday, Focus Features announced the second feature-length movie from writer-director Jon Stewart would head straight to video-on-demand starting June 26. The film will be available to rent on services including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV,  Google Play, Fandango Now,…