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FCC looks to mandate anti-robocall tech after prodding from Congress

The FCC is finally going to require wireless carriers to implement an anti-robocalling technology, after asking them nicely for more than a year to do so at their convenience. Of course the FCC itself is now required to do this after Congress got tired of waiting on them and took action itself. The technology is called Secure Telephony Identity Revisited / Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs, mercifully abbreviated to STIR/SHAKEN, and amounts to a sort of certificate authorit...
Tags: Gadgets, Mobile, Fcc, Congress, Government, Tech, Irs, Robocalls, Pai, Ajit Pai


Grindr sold by Chinese owner after US raised national security concerns

Chinese gaming giant Beijing Kunlun has agreed to sell popular gay dating app Grindr for about $608 million, ending a tumultuous four years under Chinese ownership. Reuters reports that the Chinese company sold its 98% stake in Grindr to a U.S.-based company, San Vicente Acquisition Partners. The app, originally developed in Los Angeles, raised national security concerns after it was acquired by Beijing Kunlun in 2016 for $93 million. That ownership was later scrutinized by a U.S. government nat...
Tags: Security, Apps, Privacy, Government, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Beijing, United States, Grindr, Executive, Mobile Software, U.s. Government, Reuters, Committee on Foreign Investment, CFIUS



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