European User Data Privacy Laws Have Worldwide Effect

European User Data Privacy Laws Have Worldwide Effect

“If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.” The quote gets attributed to a few dozen people in a variety of paraphrases, but the content is the same: free services have to get their money from somewhere, and they usually get...
ISPs Sue Maine for Enacting Internet Privacy Statute

ISPs Sue Maine for Enacting Internet Privacy Statute

Four ISPs are suing the state of Maine because it is allegedly violating broadband providers’ free speech because a new law forces them to ask for their customers’ permission to sell their browser history. If you think that sounds bizarre, that probably means you’re...
Google Buys Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

Google Buys Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

For half a decade, Google’s Wear OS (also known as Android Wear) has struggled along in the world of fitness trackers. A year after its launch, it trailed well behind Fitbit, Jawbone, and Apple Watch, with just 10% of the market share. Google partnered with dozens of...
Huawei Blacklisting Has Worldwide Consequences

Huawei Blacklisting Has Worldwide Consequences

Last week, the U.S. decided to restrict Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei’s access to U.S. technology, saying that this access poses a security risk. This decision has had worldwide consequences. What the blacklisting means is that Huawei can no longer source software...
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