Google affiliate offers tools to safeguard elections

Google affiliate offers tools to safeguard elections

NEW YORK (AP) — An organization affiliated with Google is offering tools that news organizations and election-related sites can use to protect themselves from hacking. Jigsaw, a research arm of Google parent company Alphabet Inc., says that free and fair elections depend on access to information. . To ensure such access, Jigsaw says, sites for

Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports. The issue gained attention recently after at least three travelers, including a Canadian journalist, spoke out

Verizon pulled back into unlimited data game

Verizon pulled back into unlimited data game

By TALI ARBEL source AP News NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon, in a major reversal, has joined other carriers in offering an unlimited data plan. As recently as January, Verizon’s chief financial officer said unlimited plans were “not something we feel the need to do” even though rivals had made inroads against Verizon by offering

SXSW festival cancels video game panels after getting ‘numerous threats of on-site violence’

SXSW festival cancels video game panels after getting ‘numerous threats of on-site violence’

Arturo Garcia Organizers of the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) announced on Monday that they canceled two video game-related panels after receiving threats, Fusion reported. The festival said in a statement that it “has received numerous threats of on-site violence related to this programming. SXSW prides itself on being a big tent and a marketplace

Facebook sued over posts inciting attacks on Jews

Facebook sued over posts inciting attacks on Jews

Agence France-Presse An Israeli NGO said Tuesday it was suing Facebook for failing to remove pages that encourage the killing of Jews, after a wave of attacks by Palestinians left nine Israelis dead. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of the Shurat HaDin organisation that filed the lawsuit in the New York State Court on Monday, said the

Car owners allowed to modify vehicle software after Library of Congress ruling

Car owners allowed to modify vehicle software after Library of Congress ruling

Reuters Car owners and security experts can tinker with automobile software without incurring some U.S. copyright liability, according to new guidelines issued this month that had been opposed by the auto industry. The Library of Congress, which oversees the U.S. Copyright Office, agreed with fair use advocates who argued that vehicle owners are entitled to