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In the post-2016 U.S. election world, secretive online campaigns designed to influence global politics are nothing new. And while U.S. adversaries like Russia, Iran and China have been linked to…

Meta and Twitter purge web of accounts spreading pro-US propaganda abroad

Crypto has already revolutionized remittances in unstable, conflict-ridden places. Afghanistan presents a textbook use case for cryptocurrencies in failed states.

Crypto remittances are a lifeline for the world’s most vulnerable

Twenty years from now, will we look back on this decade as a turning point in protecting and upholding individuals’ right to privacy, or will we still be saying, “Never…

20 years later, unchecked data collection is part of 9/11’s legacy

Suing your way to the stars

10:33 am PDT • August 22, 2021

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! I’m back from a very fun and rehabilitative couple weeks away from my phone, my Twitter account and the news cycle.…

Suing your way to the stars

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow,…

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With the hasty U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan underway after two decades occupying the country, social media platforms have a complex new set of policy decisions to make. The Taliban…

Social platforms wrestle with what to do about the Taliban

Networking and web security giant Cloudflare says the recent 8chan controversy may be an ongoing “risk factor” for its business on the back of its upcoming initial public offering. The…

Cloudflare says cutting off customers like 8chan is an IPO ‘risk factor’

A watchlist of risky individuals and corporate entities owned by Dow Jones has been exposed, after a company with access to the database left it on a server without a…

Dow Jones’ watchlist of 2.4 million high-risk individuals has leaked

Guess there’s no VibeTonez in certain parts of Pakistan. A recent crackdown by the Taliban in Pakistan’s tribal regions means that, among other things, men must grow traditional Islamic beards…

In the last month, the Taliban in Afghanistan have been targeting cell phone towers. Around 10 towers have been attacked causing nearly $2 million in damage. Service providers have been…