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As wiretap claims rattle government, Greece bans spyware

Lawmakers in Greece have approved legislation banning commercial spyware and reforming rules for legally-sanctioned wiretaps following allegations that senior government officials and journalists had been targeted by shadowy surveillance software Read More

 

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FTC sues to block Microsoft-Activision Blizzard $69B merger

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft’s planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to its Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business More »

 

FTC challenges Meta acquisition of VR company in court

Federal regulators opened their campaign to block Facebook parent Meta’s acquisition of a virtual-reality company in a San Jose, California, courtroom More »

 

EU court: Google must delete inaccurate search info if asked

The European Union’s top court says Google has to delete search results about people in Europe if they can prove that the information is clearly wrong More »

 

Greece to ban spyware as wiretap scandal grows

Lawmakers in Greece are set to approve plans to outlaw commercial spyware following weeks of allegations that senior government officials may have been targeted More »

 

Women sue Musk's Twitter alleging discriminatory layoffs

Two women who lost their jobs at Twitter when billionaire Elon Musk took over are suing the company in federal court, claiming that last month’s abrupt mass layoffs disproportionately affected female employees More »

 

Holmes' former partner gets nearly 13 years in Theranos case

A judge has sentenced former Theranos executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani to nearly 13 years in prison for his role in the company’s blood-testing hoax More »

 

Apple: Most iCloud data can now be end-to-end encrypted

Apple has embarked on its latest privacy-enhancing move More »

 

Indiana sues TikTok, citing safety and security concerns

Indiana’s attorney general on Wednesday sued Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, claiming the video-sharing platform misleads its users, particularly children, about the level of inappropriate content and security of consumer information More »

 

1st US floating offshore wind auction nets $757M in bids

The first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms in the deep waters off the West Coast raised $757 million in bids, from mostly European companies More »

 

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