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U.S. Senate committee approves anti-child porn bill after addressing Google, Facebook encryption concerns

02 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to approve a bill aimed at ending the spread of online child sexual abuse material after attempting to address concerns from U.S. tech companies that the proposed law goes too far to weaken privacy protections for ordinary users.

U.S. senator to change anti-child porn bill over Google, Facebook encryption concerns - draft

02 Jul 2020

U.S. legislation aimed at stopping online child sexual abuse material is likely to be amended to address concerns of platforms like Google and Facebook that the proposed law goes too far to weaken privacy protections for ordinary users, according to a draft of the bill seen by Reuters.

UPDATE 1-U.S. senator to change anti-child porn bill over Google, Facebook encryption concerns -draft

01 Jul 2020

July 1 U.S. legislation aimed at stopping online child sexual abuse material is likely to be amended to address concerns of platforms like Google and Facebook that the proposed law goes too far to weaken privacy protections for ordinary users, according to a draft of the bill seen by Reuters.

U.S. senator to change anti-child porn bill over Google, Facebook encryption concerns: draft

01 Jul 2020

U.S. legislation aimed at stopping online child sexual abuse material is likely to be amended to address concerns of platforms like Google and Facebook that the proposed law goes too far to weaken privacy protections for ordinary users, according to a draft of the bill seen by Reuters.

Hopes fade for reform of massive U.S. criminal justice system

30 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Despite a renewed focus on wrongful arrests and racial discrimination after the death of George Floyd, meaningful reform of the massive U.S. criminal justice system is unlikely ahead of the November election, politicians and activists say.

U.S. government asks tech CEOs to ensure online platforms not used to spur violence

26 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a letter to chief executives of five large tech companies asking them to ensure social media platforms are not used to incite violence in the wake of nationwide protests following George Floyd's death.

Senators propose reform to key U.S. tech liability shield

24 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Two U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to reform part of a federal law that largely exempts tech platforms such as Facebook and Twitter from legal liability for the material their users post.

White Americans turn out for Floyd protests, but will they work for change?

11 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Leslie Batson, a white office administrator from Maryland, joined the thousands of marchers protesting the killing of George Floyd in Washington, D.C., last weekend after her children asked why the family had done nothing about racism.

'A part of history': Calm prevails over D.C.'s biggest George Floyd protest

07 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Tens of thousands of demonstrators amassed in Washington and other U.S. cities on Saturday demanding an end to racism and brutality by law enforcement, as protests sparked by George Floyd's fatal encounter with Minneapolis police stretched into a 12th day. | Video

Washington Mayor Bowser, 'unbought and unbossed,' challenges Trump

06 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has drawn a battle line right up to the White House.

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