U.S. government requests for Google, Facebook user data are way up

[ad_1] The U.S. government continues to request more and more user data from the world’s largest tech companies. According to a new study by end-to-end encryption email company ProtonMail, user data requests from the United States government to Google have increased a whopping 510 percent since 2010. And its requests for Facebook data are also…

Android 11 beta, Snapchat’s makeover, Apple’s WWDC20 plans – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40…

Huawei’s new handset goes international June 25, with all of the camera and none of the Google – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The Huawei P40 Pro+ has already been on the market in China for a few days now. And in spite of various legal woes, the handset is set for international available on June 25. Given…everything the company is dealing with, it should come as no surprise that availablity outside of its home country will…

Demonstrating 15 contact tracing and other tools built to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Andy Moss is currently a Visiting Professor at NYU Tandon teaching entrepreneurship and innovation as well developing the COR Methodology, an active advisor/mentor to startups and business leaders, and is a former Microsoft executive. Connor Spelliscy Contributor John Borthwick Contributor John Borthwick is the founder and CEO of betaworks, has been a leader and…

Silicon Valley can fight systemic racism by supporting Black-owned businesses – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As the United States sees its second week of large-scale protests against police brutality, it’s painfully clear that the country’s racial divide requires significant short- and long-term action. But most of these calls for change gloss over the role Silicon Valley can and should play in mending the racial divide. Right now, activists are…

Google fixes Android flaws that allow code execution with high system rights

[ad_1] Google has shipped security patches for dozens of vulnerabilities in its Android mobile operating system, two of which could allow hackers to remotely execute malicious code with extremely high system rights. In some cases, the malware could run with highly elevated privileges, a possibility that raises the severity of the bugs. That’s because the…

First major GDPR decisions looming on Twitter and Facebook – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The lead data regulator for much of big tech in Europe is moving inexorably towards issuing its first major cross-border GDPR decision — saying today it’s submitted a draft decision related to Twitter’s business to its fellow EU watchdogs for review. “The draft decision focusses on whether Twitter International Company has complied with Articles…