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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Jul 20, 2022

from the so-sayeth dept This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is Toom1275 with a comment about the GOP’s push to force Google to stop filtering political spam: This sounds like great idea if you’re a malware spammer – just dress up your payload delivery like a political email to get straight in everyone’s inbox, and bonus if you make the “unsubscribe” link point to your exploit server. In second place, it’s an anonymous comment about Arizona’s law agains ...read more

Strac plugs into Slack, OneDrive and more to automatically redact sensitive info

Jul 20, 2022

Increasingly, absent a federal framework, U.S. states are passing privacy and security laws aimed at protecting people’s data. The California Consumer Privacy Act is perhaps the best known, followed by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, the New York Privacy Act and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act. While the laws are a step in the right direction from a consumer standpoint, for startups, it can be tricky to navigate the patchwork of policies they’ve codified. Incompati ...read more

Brief Reprieve: UK Puts Online Safety Bill On Hold While It Sorts Out Its Boris Johnson-Shaped Mess

Jul 20, 2022

from the brexit-delayed-again dept I guess it’s only natural that the UK’s Online Safety Bill — brilliantly dubbed the bill to Brexit the internet by Heather Burns — is getting delayed, just like the regular Brexit. And, no surprise, Boris Johnson is part of the issue again. As you’ll have likely heard, if you haven’t been under a rock, Johnson is on his way out and is currently in the lamest of lame ducks periods as we wait to figure out what other nutty character will replace hi ...read more

FBI warns hackers are using fake crypto apps to defraud investors

Jul 20, 2022

The FBI has issued a public warning about fraudulent cryptocurrency investment apps after hackers posing as legitimate services stole tens of millions of dollars from U.S. investors. In an advisory published on Monday, the law enforcement agency said hackers have been posing as legitimate cryptocurrency investment organizations in an effort to convince investors to download fraudulent apps. After downloading the apps — which use the names, logos and other identifying information of leg ...read more

Russia hits Google with a $375M fine for allowing ‘prohibited’ Ukraine news on its platforms

Jul 20, 2022

Russia fined Google 21.1 billion rubles ($374 million) on Monday for repeatedly failing to “remove prohibited information” — content related to the country’s invasion and subsequent war in Ukraine. The country’s telecommunication watchdog Roskomnadzor cited a court order and said Google (particularly YouTube) didn’t take down content that discredited “the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.” The watchdog’s press release also accused Google of not deleting “material ...read more

Did you know that Amazon will recycle your old small electronic devices for free?

Jul 20, 2022

Why it matters: What do you do with your old phones, corrupted hard drives, and other electronic devices? My family has a junk drawer. I always promise to clean out and take the e-waste to a recycler, but I never do. The closest recycler is an hour's drive from me, so it's not very convenient to make the side trip. Some day maybe. Fortunately, Amazon has had an easier way to rid yourself of electronic junk for a while — aside from throwing it in the landfill. Please don't do that. Over the ...read more

Democrats Hope To Gotcha The GOP With Doomed New Net Neutrality Bill

Jul 20, 2022

from the performative-gibberish dept Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:21am - Karl Bode As we’ve long noted, the Trump era attack on net neutrality was one of the more grotesque examples of regulatory capture and corruption in Internet policy history. The rules, which imposed some very modest restrictions on giant telecom monopolies to prevent them from abusing market power, were very popular among consumers of all political stripes. And the Trump FCC’s repeal involved using a lot of outright li ...read more

Casavo, an Opendoor-style proptech from Italy, raises $410M to expand its instant buyer platform across Europe

Jul 20, 2022

Opendoor opened the door, so to speak, to the idea of applying technology to the concept of house flipping to both scale the opportunity and make it considerably more efficient. And while its share price is being hammered at the moment in a wider downturn for tech stocks overall, it’s a strong enough concept that it’s inspired a number of others to follow in its footsteps. In the latest development, an Opendoor-style startup called Casavo, out of Italy, is announcing that it has raised €4 ...read more

Daily Crunch: US government is tracking our phones more than we thought, new docs show

Jul 20, 2022

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Presumably you’ve been in the nightclubs (or at least your living room with the music turned to 11) doing the Robot and other amazing dance moves all weekend. Continue the 🤖 fun into your workweek! We’ve got a free (!) robotics event and here’s five lovingly curated reasons to attend TC Sessions: Robotics on Thursday. Have a splendid and insp ...read more

Nvidia's upcoming RTX 4090 graphics card could be two times faster than an RTX 3090

Jul 20, 2022

Why it matters: Team Green's much-awaited next-generation flagship graphics card isn't ready yet, but the rumors around it are intensifying. One such rumor suggests the RTX 4090 could offer close to double the performance of the RTX 3090, which was considered a monster GPU less than two years ago. Nvidia's RTX 4090 could be the only graphics card that will make it to store shelves in time for the holiday season, at least according to the rumor mill. This has invited speculation that the rest ...read more