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Top Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

22 Nov 2020

SAN FRANCISCO President-elect Joe Biden’s top technology adviser helped craft California's landmark online privacy law and recently condemned a controversial federal statute that protects internet companies from liability, indicators of how the Biden administration may come down on two key tech policy issues.

Kids gaming platform Roblox faces hurdles ahead of public listing: rough words

19 Nov 2020

BANGALORE/SAN FRANCISCO Profanities and other offensive content that basic word-filtering tools are designed to catch can be found in some game titles and user profiles on children's gaming platform Roblox, searches of the website show, despite the company's "no tolerance" policy and assurances it has safeguards to enforce it. | Video

FOCUS-Kids gaming platform Roblox faces hurdles ahead of public listing: rough words

19 Nov 2020

BANGALORE/SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 19 Profanities and other offensive content that basic word-filtering tools are designed to catch can be found in some game titles and user profiles on children's gaming platform Roblox, searches of the website show, despite the company’s "no tolerance" policy and assurances it has safeguards to enforce it.

Trump fires top U.S. election cybersecurity official who defended vote

18 Nov 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired top cybersecurity official Chris Krebs in a message on Twitter, accusing him without evidence of making a "highly inaccurate" statement affirming the Nov. 3 election was secure and rejecting claims of fraud. | Video

Trump fires top U.S. election cybersecurity official who defended vote

18 Nov 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired top cybersecurity official Chris Krebs in a message on Twitter, accusing him without evidence of making a "highly inaccurate" statement affirming the Nov. 3 election was secure and rejecting claims of fraud. | Video

Trump fires top U.S. election cybersecurity official who defended vote

18 Nov 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired top cybersecurity official Chris Krebs in a message on Twitter, accusing him without evidence of making a "highly inaccurate" statement affirming the Nov. 3 election was secure and rejecting claims of fraud. | Video

Twitter names famed hacker 'Mudge' as head of security

17 Nov 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Social media giant Twitter Inc, under increased threat of regulation and plagued by serious security breaches, is appointing one of the world's best-regarded hackers to tackle everything from engineering missteps to misinformation.

Exclusive: Top official on U.S. election cybersecurity tells associates he expects to be fired

13 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs, who worked on protecting the election from hackers but drew the ire of the Trump White House over efforts to debunk disinformation, has told associates he expects to be fired, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

Twitter, Facebook suspend some accounts as U.S. election misinformation spreads online

04 Nov 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc on Tuesday suspended several recently created and mostly right-leaning news accounts posting information about voting in the hotly contested U.S. election for violating their policies. | Video

Twitter, Facebook suspend some accounts as U.S. election misinformation spreads online

04 Nov 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc on Tuesday suspended several recently created and mostly right-leaning news accounts posting information about voting in the hotly contested U.S. election for violating their policies. | Video

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