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    Angry IT Admin Wipes Employer's Databases, Gets 7 Years In Prison - Slashdot

    Han Bing, a former database administrator for Lianjia, a Chinese real-estate brokerage giant, has been sentenced...

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    Fed Chair Says Interest Rates Should Have Gone Up Sooner - Slashdot

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell acknowledged in an interview with Marketplace on Thursday that the...

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    White House Slams Bezos Criticism of Biden Tax Comments - Slashdot

    The White House slammed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Monday after the billionaire accused President Biden...

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    Judge Rules California Law Requiring Women On Corporate Boards Is Unconstitutional - Slashdot

    A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California's landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is...

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    Ad-Tech Firms Grab Email Addresses From Forms Before They're Even Submitted - Slashdot

    Tracking, marketing, and analytics firms have been exfiltrating the email addresses of internet users from web...

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    Gunman Livestreams Killing of 10 On Twitch - After Radicalization On 4chan - Slashdot

    Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: 10 people were killed in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York...

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    America's FAA Shifts Gears Slightly on Certifying Future 'Flying Taxi' Pilots - Slashdot

    Flying cars — or even electric flying taxis — are the dream of several well-funded manufacturers...

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    House of Representatives To Give Staff Free Peloton Memberships - Slashdot

    schwit1 shares a report: The House of Representatives [...] will provide taxpayer-funded Peloton memberships to all...

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    AT&T Is About To Get Away With Its Bogus $1.99 'Administrative Fee' - Slashdot

    Sean Hollister writes via The Verge: Since 2013, AT&T has quietly bilked customers out of hundreds...

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    Ex-eBay Exec Pleads Guilty To Terrorizing Couple With Spiders, Funeral Wreaths - Slashdot

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A former eBay executive pleaded guilty on...

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    Startup Raises $17 Million To Develop Smart Gun - Slashdot

    Biofire Technologies has raised $17 million in seed funding to further develop its smart gun, which...

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    EU Governments, Lawmakers Agree on Tougher Cybersecurity Rules for Key Sectors - Slashdot

    EU countries and lawmakers agreed on Friday to tougher cybersecurity rules for large energy, transport and...

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    Report: 'Carbon Bombs' Are Poised To Screw Us Over Big Time - Slashdot

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Oil and gas companies are gearing up to...

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    US Secretly Issued Subpoena To Access Reporter's Phone Records - Slashdot

    The US justice department secretly issued a subpoena to gain access to details of the phone...

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    FBI Told Israel It Wanted Pegasus Hacking Tool For Investigations - Slashdot

    The F.B.I. informed the Israeli government in a 2018 letter that it had purchased Pegasus, the...

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    Anonymous Social Media App Yik Yak Exposed Users' Precise Locations - Slashdot

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The anonymous message board app Yik Yak is...

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    DEA Investigating Breach of Law Enforcement Data Portal - Slashdot

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from KrebsOnSecurity: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it...

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    US Cities Are Backing Off Banning Facial Recognition as Crime Rises - Slashdot

    Facial recognition is making a comeback in the United States as bans to thwart the technology...

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    Senate Confirms Bedoya To FTC, Establishing Democratic Majority - Slashdot

    The Senate has voted to confirm privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission. The...

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    New EU Rules Would Require Chat Apps To Scan Private Messages for Child Abuse - Slashdot

    The European Commission has proposed controversial new regulation that would require chat apps like WhatsApp and...

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    Lawmakers Offer Bill To Regulate Volume of Commercials On Streaming Services - Slashdot

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) on Tuesday introduced a bill to regulate...

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    ICE 'Now Operates As a Domestic Surveillance Agency,' Think Tank Says - Slashdot

    Although it's supposed to be restricted by surveillance rules at local, state and federal levels, Immigration...

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    Google, Microsoft and Yahoo Back New York Ban on Controversial Search Warrants - Slashdot

    A coalition of tech giants, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, have pledged support for a New...

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    'Crypto Muggings': Thieves in London Target Digital Investors By Taking Phones - Slashdot

    Thieves are targeting digital currency investors on the street in a wave of "crypto muggings," police...

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    US Copyright Office Seeks Input On Mandatory DMCA 'Upload Filters' - Slashdot

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: The U.S. Copyright Office has launched a public...

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    Pirate Site Blocking Is Making Its Way Into Free Trade Agreements - Slashdot

    The new free trade agreement between Australia and the UK includes a site blocking paragraph. The...

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    Facebook To Discontinue 'Nearby Friends' and Other Location-Based Features - Slashdot

    Facebook on Thursday began informing users that Nearby Friends and other location-based features will soon be...

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    Clearview AI Agrees To Limit Sales of Facial Recognition Data In the US - Slashdot

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: Notorious facial recognition company Clearview AI has agreed...

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    Match Sues Google Over App Store Billing Rules - Slashdot

    Match Group accused Alphabet's Google in a lawsuit of acting as a monopolist with its app...

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    Pentagon's China Warning Prompts Calls To Vet US Funding of Startups - Slashdot

    Congress may soon require government agencies to vet tech startups seeking federal funding, after a Defense...

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    Mining Capital Coin CEO Indicted for Allegedly Running a Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scheme - Slashdot

    American's Justice Department announced Friday that the CEO of Mining Capital Coin, "a purported cryptocurrency mining...

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    Russia Hit With 'Unprecedented' Breaches By Pro-Ukrainian Cyberattackers - Slashdot

    This week the Washington Post described Russia as "struggling under an unprecedented hacking wave" — with...

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    GNOME Patent Troll Gets Stripped of Patent Rights - Slashdot

    An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: Remember that patent lawsuit filed against GNOME's Shotwell in 2019? An...

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    Another Standardized Test Falls? America's Law Schools Could Stop Using the LSAT - Slashdot

    America's law schools "would be given a green light to end admission test requirements," reports the...

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    Millions of Russians are 'Tearing Holes in the Digital Iron Curtain' Using VPNs - Slashdot

    After Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, "VPNs have been downloaded in Russia by the hundreds...

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    The UK Government's Plan to Rein in Big Tech - Slashdot

    The BBC reports: Large tech companies such as Google and Facebook will have to abide by...

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    Heroku Admits That Customer Credentials Were Stolen In Cyberattack - Slashdot

    Heroku has now revealed that the stolen GitHub integration OAuth tokens from last month further led...

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    Judge Dismisses Trump Lawsuit Seeking To Lift Twitter Ban - Slashdot

    A judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by former President Donald Trump seeking to lift his...

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    Apple Reaches Settlement To Pay $15 To Some iPhone 4S Owners Over Throttling - Slashdot

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from MacRumors: Apple has agreed to settle a long-lasting six-year...

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    New York Closes In On Bitcoin Mining Crackdown - Slashdot

    A New York bill that would ban new bitcoin mining operations is "swiftly making its way...

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    VPN Providers Threaten To Quit India Over New Data Law - Slashdot

    VPN companies are squaring up for a fight with the Indian government over new rules designed...

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    Every ISP In the US Has Been Ordered To Block Three Pirate Streaming Services - Slashdot

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A federal judge has ordered all Internet...

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    Russia May Force Tech-Savvy Prisoners To Perform Low-Cost IT Work For Companies, Report Says - Slashdot

    tsu doh nimh shares a report from Krebs on Security: Faced with a brain drain of...

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    Russian Cinemas Are Showing Pirated Movies Downloaded From Torrents - Slashdot

    Andy Maxwell, reporting for TorrentFreak: In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, several Hollywood studios announced...

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    Pirate Site Traffic Surges With Help From Manga Boom - Slashdot

    New data shared by tracking company MUSO shows that the number of visits to pirate sites...

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    CDC Tracked Millions of Phones To See If Americans Followed COVID Lockdown Orders - Slashdot

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bought access to location data harvested from tens...

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    Grindr User Data Was Sold Through Ad Networks - Slashdot

    According to The Wall Street Journal, a digital advertising network was selling precise movements of millions...

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    Biden Administration Begins $3 Billion Plan for Electric Car Batteries - Slashdot

    The Biden administration plans to begin a $3.1 billion effort on Monday to spur the domestic...

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    Apple Lawsuit Says 'Stealth' Startup Poached Engineers To Steal Secrets - Slashdot

    Technology startup Rivos allegedly stole Apple's computer-chip trade secrets after poaching its engineers, Apple said in...

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    Mental Health Apps Have Terrible Privacy Protections, Report Finds - Slashdot

    As a category, mental health apps have worse privacy protections for users than most other types...