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Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition is a major privacy risk, Europe data body warns

Google said it would acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion in November 2019. But regulators might put the acquisition on ice over privacy concerns. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which advises the European Commission on data protection law, says it's worried about the massive tech firm accumulating yet more personal data. Google is already under investigation by the EU for how it collects user data, and the US Department of Justice is separately investigating the Fitbit acquisition. Visi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, UK, US, Trends, Eu, European Commission, Fitbit, Department Of Justice, Brexit, Board, US Department of Justice, EU Google, TechCrunch Google, European Data Protection Board EDPB


Inside the world of cannabis influencers on Instagram and YouTube, who can make over $1,000 for a sponsored post but often get their accounts shut down

Being a cannabis influencer on social apps like Instagram and YouTube can be lucrative. But creators say their accounts often get shut down by both tech platforms.  Business Insider spoke to three cannabis influencers who said they charge anywhere from $300 to $1,500 for a sponsored post. Because of the threat of having an account on Instagram or YouTube shut down, these influencers said diversifying into other revenue streams like touring, merchandise, and consulting is important for cannabis...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sweden, Instagram, California, Youtube, US, Trends, Canada, South Dakota, Fda, Ken Burns, Department Of Justice, Doj, Alex, Federal Trade Commission


App developers are growing wary of Apple's stringent store guidelines: 'Who's going to want to build the next giant innovative app on the platform?'

Some app developers are increasingly wary of working with Apple, thanks to its stringent set of rules that govern the App Store.  Developers for products like parental control app Boomerang are recommending their customers buy Androids, not iPhones, for their children.  After an antitrust hearing in January in which Tile accused the tech giant of using the Store to enable its alleged anticompetitive behavior, these complaints have grown louder. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Congress, US, Trends, Department Of Justice, App Store, Google Maps, Mac App Store, Ftc, Boomerang, Astro HQ, Blix, Ben Volach, Justin Payeur, Payeur Apple


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time [Update: Huawei Responded]

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


US government files racketeering charges against Huawei and its CFO, accusing the Chinese telecom giant of conspiring to steal trade secrets from 6 tech companies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Chinese telecom company Huawei with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The Trump administration has pursued charges against Huawei for close to a year now, as geopolitical tensions between the US and Huawei's home country China continue to rise. The latest indictment includes information alleging Huawei tried to steal trade secrets from six different US technology companies and "made repeated misstatement...
Tags: Apple, North Korea, China, US, Trends, Iran, Fbi, Canada, Un, Department Of Justice, Huawei, Doj, Trump, Rico, US EU, Department of Justice DOJ


DOJ charges Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou with racketeering, conspiracy to steal IP

The Department of Justice on Thursday announced a 16-count superseding indictment against the Chinese technology company Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou. Among the charges: racketeering and conspiracy to steal intellectual property. Here is the full text of the DoJ announcement: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 13, 2020 Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Subsidiaries Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiracy to S...
Tags: Post, Business, Technology, Crime, News, Justice, North Korea, China, Tech, World news, US news, Iran, Fbi, Tech News, United States, Dallas


The US is charging Huawei with racketeering

Ratcheting up its pressure campaign against Huawei and its affiliates, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today that it has brought 16 charges against Huawei in a sprawling case with major geopolitical implications (you can read the full 56-page indictment here). Huawei is being charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) statute. The DoJ alleges that Huawei and a number of its affiliates used confidential agreements with American...
Tags: Asia, North Korea, Government, China, Germany, US, America, Tech, Cisco, Iran, Fbi, Policy, Chicago, Canada, United Kingdom, Department Of Justice


The U.S. is Charging Huawei With Racketeering

Ratcheting up its pressure campaign against Huawei and its affiliates, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today that it has brought 16 charges against Huawei in a sprawling case with major geopolitical implications. From a report: Huawei is being charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) statute. The DoJ alleges that Huawei and a number of its affiliates used confidential agreements with American companies to access those compan...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Huawei


Catching up on China’s tech influence operations in America

It’s been a dizzying few weeks following all the China news emanating from Washington DC these days. While a “phase one” trade deal with China has been signed and appears to be moving forward as of a month ago (we covered the origins of this trade war extensively on TechCrunch in 2018 and 2019), it has also become clear that the Trump administration and its various agencies are aggressively targeting China on a variety of fronts. Here’s what’s been happening with startup funding, Huawei, univers...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Asia, UK, Wtf, Justice, Saudi Arabia, Government, China, Germany, Softbank, America, Tech, Intel, Policy, Harvard


Reports: Judge to Rule in Favor of Dreaded T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero is set to allow the $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger to go forward, clearing the path to merge the nation’s third and fourth-largest wireless carriers into a single behemoth that would rival Verizon and A&T, reports indicated on Monday night.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Science, Technology, Fcc, Telecommunications, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Mergers, Att, Courts, Department Of Justice, Doj, T Mobile, Victor Marrero


The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, who started Theranos when she was 19 and will now stand trial over 'massive fraud' in July 2020

Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 to start blood-testing startup Theranos, and grew the company to a valuation of $9 billion. But it all came crashing down when the shortcomings and inaccuracies of the company's technology were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." A California judge has set a August 2020 start date for the federal fraud trial for which, if convicted, Holmes could face up to 20 years in prison. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Instagram, Abc, California, Washington, Cbs News, Stanford, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walgreens, Beijing, Larry Ellison, Bill Clinton


US says China's military was behind 2017 Equifax hack that left personal information of 145 million Americans exposed

The Department of Justice has indicted four members of China's military with carrying out a massive hack into Equifax in 2017. The Equifax breach compromised the data of approximately 145 million Americans, and is one of the largest hacks in history. Attorney General William Barr called the hack "a deliberate and sweeping intrusion into the private information of the American people." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Department of Justice charged four members of China's...
Tags: Apple, China, Virginia, US, Trends, Atlanta, Fbi, Warner, Department Of Justice, Richard Smith, Doj, Justice Department, People s Liberation Army, Barr, Equifax, William Barr


Real estate startup Homie plans to expand to more cities with $23 million in Series B funding

Homie has made an impression among younger, first-time home buyers in the Utah and Arizona markets for cutting out the traditional closing costs, 6% real estate commissions and arduous paperwork associated with traditional home sales. It now plans to explore opening up in three new markets and will begin a Vegas launch in March with a fresh infusion of $23 million in Series B equity financing. While most real estate outfits now cater to customers online, Homie takes a different approach, empl...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Utah, Real Estate, Funding, Tech, Arizona, Dallas, Nashville, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Market, Vegas, Estate-agent


Amazon quietly publishes its latest transparency report

Just as Amazon was basking in the news of a massive earnings win, the tech giant quietly published — as it always does — its latest transparency report, revealing a slight dip in the number of government demands for user data. It’s a rarely seen decline in the number of demands received by a tech company during a year where almost every other tech giant — including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter — all saw an increase in the number of demands they receive. Only Apple reported a declin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Security, Government, Cloud Computing, Web Hosting, Tech, Law Enforcement, Computing, Department Of Justice, Cloud Services, Justice Department, Amazon Web Services, Transparency Report, Facebook Google Microsoft, Cloud Infrastructure


Inside Goldman Sachs' first investor day, where avocado toast and crab apples were served with tech talk, 3-year plans, and a surprising trading mea culpa

Goldman Sachs held its first-ever investor day this week, and the event was attended by hundreds of analysts and portfolio managers. Bank executives gave a series of presentations intended to provide more detail around its growth plans and nascent businesses, and hopefully convince investors that they stock is worth buying.  The stock dropped 1% on the day, and several analysts in the room said they would have liked to see more ambitious targets or some other big announcement.  Attendees were ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Malaysia, Barclays, Ubs, Citigroup, Bank, Goldman Sachs, WeWork, Department Of Justice, Jason Goldberg, Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Lloyd Blankfein, Jpmorgan, Cohen


DOJ Says FBI Cracked Lev Parnas's iPhone 11 in Two Months Even as It Demands Apple Backdoor

The U.S. Department of Justice claimed in a letter to a federal judge this week that it took almost two months for the FBI to break into an iPhone 11 owned by Lev Parnas, a former associate of Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who has been sucked into the sprawling impeachment mess facing the White House, …Read more...
Tags: Ios, Politics, Science, Technology, Privacy, White House, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Encryption, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Rudy Giuliani, U S Department of Justice, Impeachment


The US government is urging Apple to unlock a gunman's iPhone, but experts explain why that would create a privacy nightmare for iPhone owners (AAPL)

Apple's decision not to unlock or create a backdoor into the iPhones used by a gunman in a Florida shooting last month puts the tech giant at odds with the United States government yet again. Security experts agree, however, that circumventing the iPhone's security poses a significant risk to iPhone users since it would provide a means to obtain private data that even Apple can't presently access. There's a risk that such a tool could fall into the wrong hands, some experts warn. Visit Busines...
Tags: Apple, Florida, US, Trends, Fbi, United States, Tim Cook, The New York Times, Department Of Justice, Abc News, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trend Micro, Wilson, Aapl, Pensacola


Security experts explain why unlocking the Pensacola shooter's iPhones would unleash a privacy nightmare for iPhone owners (AAPL)

Apple's decision not to unlock or create a backdoor into the iPhones used by a gunman in a Florida shooting last month puts the tech giant at odds with the United States government yet again. Security experts agree, however, that circumventing the iPhone's security poses a significant risk to iPhone users since it would provide a means to obtain private data that even Apple can't presently access. There's a risk that such a tool could fall into the wrong hands, some experts warn. Visit Busines...
Tags: Apple, Florida, Trends, Fbi, United States, Tim Cook, The New York Times, Department Of Justice, Abc News, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trend Micro, Wilson, Aapl, Pensacola, Pensacola Florida


The US government should stop demanding tech companies compromise on encryption

In a tweet late Tuesday, President Trump criticized Apple for refusing “to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements.” Trump was specifically referring to a locked iPhone that belonged to a Saudi airman who killed three U.S sailors in an attack on a Florida base in December. It’s only the latest example of the government trying to gain access to a terror suspect’s device it claims it can’t access because of the encryption that scrambles the device’s data wit...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, Florida, Congress, Government, US, Tech, Smartphones, Encryption, Cryptography, Online Shopping, President, Department Of Justice, Computer Security, Trump


Apple is reportedly gearing up to defy Trump and the DOJ in court to avoid unlocking the Florida shooter's 2 iPhones

Apple is reportedly gearing up for a legal dispute over whether or not to unlock two phones used by the alleged perpetrator of December's shooting in Pensacola, Florida, during which four people were killed. On Monday, Attorney General William P. Barr asked Apple to provide access to two phones used by the shooter, but Apple declined. Apple faced a similar dispute in 2016 over access to the San Bernardino shooter's phone. According to The New York Times, Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly gathe...
Tags: Apple, Florida, Cook, China, US, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, Tim Cook, Department Of Justice, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Pensacola, Trump, San Bernardino


The Justice Department is demanding that Apple make it easier to unlock suspects' iPhones, but experts say it can do that without Apple's cooperation. Here's how.

The Department of Justice is pressuring Apple to help unlock two iPhones belonging to the Saudi aviation student charged with killing three people at a Florida Navy base last month. Attorney General William Barr has criticized Apple as unhelpful in cracking the locked iPhones. While Apple has provided the FBI with available records from the suspect's iCloud account, it has long resisted federal pressure to engineer a "backdoor" that would let investigators easily unlock iPhones. But according ...
Tags: Apple, Obama, Israel, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Cto, San Bernardino California, Howell, Wickr, Cellebrite, Chris Howell, William Barr


Insiders say these are the 10 most transformative M&A deals of the decade

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


How Apple -- and Millennials -- Stopped the Rise of eBooks (slashdot)

As this decade winds to a close, Vox looks back 10 years to when ebooks "appeared poised to disrupt the publishing industry on a fundamental level." Analysts confidently predicted that millennials would embrace ebooks with open arms and abandon print books, that ebook sales would keep rising to take up more and more market share, that the price of ebooks would continue to fall, and that publishing would be forever changed. Instead, at the other end of the decade, ebook sales seem to have stabili...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, Department Of Justice, Vox, Doj, John Green, Publishers Weekly, Albanese, Andrew Albanese, EditorDavid


2019: EFF enters the competition fray

None of us signed up for an Internet composed of "a group of five websites, each consisting of screenshots of text from the other four", but here we are, watching as hyper-concentrated industries rack up catastrophic victories against net neutrality, right to repair, security auditing, and a host of other issues. These gains come at the expense of the public interest, and endanger the public interest Internet: the parts of the net that let anyone, anywhere collaborate with anyone, anywhere w...
Tags: Post, News, Tech, Competition, Antitrust, Eff, Department Of Justice, Monopolism, Trustbusting, Adversarial Interoperability


How Apple -- and Millennials -- Stopped the Rise of eBooks

As this decade winds to a close, Vox looks back 10 years to when ebooks "appeared poised to disrupt the publishing industry on a fundamental level." Analysts confidently predicted that millennials would embrace ebooks with open arms and abandon print books, that ebook sales would keep rising to take up more and more market share, that the price of ebooks would continue to fall, and that publishing would be forever changed. Instead, at the other end of the decade, ebook sales seem to have stabili...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Tech, Department Of Justice, Vox, Doj, John Green, Publishers Weekly, Albanese, Andrew Albanese


10 M&A deals that transformed industries and defined the decade

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


10 M&A deals that upended industries and defined the decade

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


These 10 deals defined the 2010s. Here's how they upended industries, drew regulatory ire, and transformed M&A.

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


10 business deals that defined the decade and transformed their industries

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg



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