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Millions of Texas voter records exposed online

A massive trove of voter records containing personal information on millions of Texas residents has been found online. The data — a single file containing an estimated 14.8 million records — was l

RideAlong is helping police officers de-escalate 911 calls with data designed for the field

RideAlong keeps people in mind, and that’s a good thing. The company, founded by Meredith Hitchcock (COO) and Katherine Nammacher (CEO), aims to make streets safer, not with expansive surveillance s

New defense bill bans the U.S. government from using Huawei and ZTE tech

U.S. government agencies will be forbidden from using certain components or services from several Chinese tech firms, including Huawei and ZTE . The ban was signed into law today by President Trump as

The DNC’s lawyers subpoena WikiLeaks with a tweet

In a very unusual move, WikiLeaks has been subpoenaed via Twitter. In a tweet on Friday, a law firm representing the Democratic National Convention in its civil lawsuit against WikiLeaks and other def

Indian H-1B applicants face particular scrutiny in Trump’s work visa crackdown

Coming to the U.S. on a work visa is getting harder across the board, but workers from India in particular are feeling the effects of recent policy shifts from the Trump administration. A new report f

Russian indictments show that the US needs federal oversight of election security

President Trump’s Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, on the heels of 12 Russian intelligence officials indicted for hacking the 2016 election, made it clear that this administration has zero com

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

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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.
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