Satya Nadella speaks out against ‘cruel and abusive’ border policy and explains Microsoft’s involvement with ICE

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/20/satya-nadella-border-policy/ Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has publicly shared an email he sent to employees, in which he speaks out against current US immigration policy. Describing the separating of children from … Read more

Judge: President Trump blocking people on Twitter is unconstitutional

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/24/trump-twitter-blocks-unconstitutional/ Donald Trump’s use of Twitter has long been controversial, and he has developed something of a penchant for blocking people who dare to question or criticize him. Earlier this … Read more

ZTE says Denial Order put in place by the US Department of Commerce is ‘unfair’ and ‘unacceptable’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/20/zte-ban-statement/ Earlier in the week, the US Department of Commerce banned American companies from selling hardware and software to Chinese firm ZTE. The company is understandably unhappy with the US … Read more

Google loses big ‘right to be forgotten’ case — and it could set an important precedent

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/13/right-to-be-forgotten-nt1-nt2/ A businessman with an historic criminal conviction has won his case against Google in a “right to be forgotten” lawsuit seeking to remove information about his conviction from search … Read more

In trying to clean up the dark web, Amber Rudd wants to throw money at the unpoliceable

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/11/amber-rudd-dark-web-clean-up/ The UK government is no stranger to confused attempts to try to control the internet. After voicing a desire to “combat” end-to-end encryption — despite not understanding it — … Read more

Coinbase receives e-money license in EU, will offer faster payments to UK customers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/14/coinbase-eu-e-money-license-faster-uk-payments/ The cryptocurrency market is going through a tough period right now. The cap is down significantly from the record high reached in January, Google is following Facebook in banning … Read more

IMF chief wants to regulate the ‘dark side of the crypto world’ with blockchain and AI

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/imf-cryptocurrency-regulation/ Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said that the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies could also be used to regulate them. She suggests that the … Read more

Judge refuses to quash arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/13/judge-refuses-to-quash-arrest-warrant-for-julian-assange/ A UK judge has refused to cancel a warrant for Julian Assange, meaning that the WikiLeaks founder still faces arrest if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London where … Read more

German court says Facebook’s privacy settings and use of personal data are illegal

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/12/facebook-privacy-ruling-germany/ Facebook is no stranger to privacy-related controversy, and now a German court has ruled that the social networks’ use of personal data is illegal. The court in Berlin also … Read more

Uber and Waymo make surprise settlement over claims of stolen trade secrets

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/10/uber-waymo-settlement/ Uber has agreed to a settlement with Google’s self-driving technology unit, Waymo, over claims that that the company stole trade secrets during the acquisition of Otto. Google’s parent company, … Read more

Italy launches investigation into Samsung and Apple for slowing down phones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/20/italy-investigates-apple-samsung-phone-slowdown/ Just a couple of weeks ago a French watchdog announced that it was investigating Apple about the “planned obsolescence” of iPhones. Now Italy is also looking into both Apple … Read more

Privacy: UK government to tweak Snooper’s Charter after conceding it is illegal in its current form

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/government-tweaks-snoopers-charter/ The highly controversial Snooper’s Charter — also known as the Investigatory Powers Act — is, the government has been forced to admit, illegal under European law in its current … Read more