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Microsoft says it is “dismayed” by the forced separation of migrant families at the border

Amid calls for a boycott and employee dissent over its cloud-computing deal with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft issued a statement saying that the company &#

Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund

Weeks after French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a $76 million African startup fund at VivaTech 2018, TechCrunch paid a visit to the French Development Agency to get more details on how le n

U.S. and China reportedly working on a deal to save ZTE

Former Medicare chief Andy Slavitt formally launches Town Hall Ventures to invest in healthcare

Town Hall Ventures launches today as the latest venture investment firm to take a stab at transforming the woefully broken U.S. healthcare market through technology. What Town Hall has that many other

UK surveillance regime dealt another blow in court

The UK government has suffered yet another defeat in the courts over a surveillance regime that critics have dubbed a ‘Snooper’s charter’. Today the UK High Court agreed with several

Cloud.gov makes Cloud Foundry easier to adopt for government agencies

At the Cloud Foundry Summit in Boston, the team behind the U.S. government’s cloud.gov application platform announced that it is now a certified Cloud Foundry platform that is guaranteed to be c

The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity

This week more than 40,000 security professionals will attend RSA in San Francisco to see the latest cyber technologies on display and discuss key issues. No topic will be higher on the agenda than th

Discounted tix to Disrupt SF ’18 for students, nonprofits, government & military

TechCrunch Disrupt ranks as the premier event in the startup landscape, and our flagship event, Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place September 5-7, will be our biggest and best Disrupt ever.

Intelligo is using AI to make background checks relevant again

To realize that the background check industry needs an overhaul look no further than the backlog of 700,000 background checks faced by the federal agency that handles all background checks for sensiti

The FCC's order gutting net neutrality is now official — but the fight is just getting started

The FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which vastly curtails the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules, has officially taken effect in the Federal Register. It may sound like the end of the line,

Concerns raised over new ethics regime for UK public sector data processing

Health data privacy advocacy group MedConfidential believes ministers are trying to sneak in a data protection law carveout, in order to hand politicians the power to judge the ethics of -- for exampl

The U.S. needs to create civic social networks

I have no doubt that the same great minds who are actively driving new platforms for commerce and engagement can formulate a new product (or adapt an existing one) that allows elected officials to en

Crunch Report | U.S. Government Blames North Korea for WannaCry

shift, co CEO, used cars, marketplace, government, north korea, wannacry, ransomeware, softbank, lemonade, 120 million, Tech, news, recap, daily, review, hands on, Silicon Valley, Tito, hamze, technol

Internet pioneers plead with Congress to preserve net neutrality

Even though millions of letters from the general public were ignored, in a last ditch effort to preserve net neutrality, 21 high profile technologists have penned an open letter to the FCC.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors on government surveillance and her upcoming book

In the last year, members of the government have accused the Black Lives Matter organization of being a terrorist organization, calling those associated with it “Black Identity Extremists.&#8221

FCC will vote whether to delete net neutrality on December 14

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today made good on his long-standing pledge to tackle regulations established in the last administration designed to protect the distribution of internet content. Pai distributed

AWS launches a Secret region for the U.S. intelligence community

Amazon today announced that its AWS cloud computing service now offers a new region that’s specifically designed for the workloads of the U.S. intelligence community. This new AWS Secret Region

UK bulk spying challenge in European Court of Human Rights

Legal representatives of the UK government faced a raft of questions today from judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights hearing a challenge to intelligence agencies' bulk collection pract

Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information

When Google was founded in 1998, its goal was to organize the world’s information. And for the most part, mission accomplished — but in 19 years the goalpost has moved forward and indexing

EU uses Privacy Shield review to press for reform of U.S. foreign surveillance law

A one-year-old data transfer mechanism that's used by thousands of companies to authorize transfers of personal data between the European Union and the U.S. for processing has been given the thumbs up
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