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Trial of ex-Uber security chief accused of concealing data breach goes to jury

Joseph Sullivan, former head of security at Uber, stands accused of concealing a 2016 data breach from authorities and obstructing an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into Uber’s security practices.

Hack puts Latin American security agencies on edge

A group of anonymous, self-described social justice warriors who call themselves Guacamaya says they use hacking to expose injustice and corruption in defense of Indigenous peoples.

TikTok politics: Candidates turn to it ‘for better or worse’

TikTok’s popularity has surged despite worries from policymakers in Washington about TikTok’s handling of user data and misinformation, as well as its ties to China’s government.

Ex-security chief vilified by Uber after data breach, former comms head testifies

The defense wrapped with testimony from Melanie Ensign, a former head of security and privacy communications, who said she believed Joseph Sullivan was treated as fall guy for a 2016 data breach.

NY proceeds with plan for zero-emission vehicles by 2035

Under the proposed rules, people wouldn't have to give up gas-powered vehicles and could continue to buy and sell them secondhand.

House approves scaled-down bill targeting Big Tech dominance

Many state attorneys general have pursued antitrust cases against the industry, and many states joined with the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission in their landmark lawsuits against Google and Meta (then called Facebook), respectively, in late 2020.

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