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Uber, Alphabet autonomous car rivalry heats up

The race to develop autonomous cars is making rivals of old friends as is evident from the exit of Alphabet’s senior executive David Drummond from the board of Uber Technologies.

Written by John Ribeiro30 Aug. 16 16:18

Privacy groups complain to FTC about WhatsApp policy changes

Privacy groups in the U.S. have complained to the Federal Trade Commission that changes last week in WhatsApp’s terms and privacy policy breaks its previous promise that user data collected would not be used or disclosed for marketing purposes.

Written by John Ribeiro30 Aug. 16 15:19

NYT says Moscow bureau was targeted by cyberattack

The Moscow bureau of The New York Times was the target of a cyberattack, though there are no indications yet that the hackers were successful, according to the newspaper.

Written by John Ribeiro24 Aug. 16 16:27

Judge rejects Uber’s settlement with drivers over employee classification

A federal judge in California has rejected a proposed settlement between Uber Technologies and drivers in Massachusetts and California, in lawsuits that claimed that they should be classified as employees with full benefits rather than as independent contractors.

Written by John Ribeiro19 Aug. 16 16:22

US says transfer of internet governance will go ahead on Oct. 1

The U.S. will go ahead with its plan to hand over oversight of the internet's domain name system functions to a multistakeholder body on Oct. 1, despite fierce opposition from some lawmakers and advocacy groups.

Written by John Ribeiro17 Aug. 16 13:58

HEI Hotels reports point-of-sale terminals breach

HEI Hotels & Resorts has reported a possible compromise of payment card information at its point-of-sale terminals, the latest in a string of attacks on such systems at hotels, hospitals and retailers.

Written by John Ribeiro15 Aug. 16 13:07

Pakistan cybercrime law scares by its vagueness

Pakistan’s National Assembly has passed a cybercrime bill that provides for censorship of the internet and could also be misused by the vagueness of some of its definitions.

Written by John Ribeiro12 Aug. 16 21:42

IANA successor organization set up amid internet handover controversy

A new organization that will perform key internet domain name system functions has been formed, suggesting that a proposed transition to a global governance model could be completed this year despite opposition from some U.S. lawmakers and advocacy groups.

Written by John Ribeiro12 Aug. 16 17:31

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