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Congressional leaders are discussing ways to reauthorize Section 702 surveillance, including attaching it to the National Defense Authorization Act, Capitol Hill sources tell WIRED. Read this story here.
A new report by an oversight committee in the US House of Representatives says the FBI has routinely violated rules governing FISA's Section 702 surveillance program and must be reined in. Read this story here.
A complaint filed with the EU's independent data regulator accuses YouTube of failing to get explicit user permission for its ad blocker detection system, potentially violating the ePrivacy Directive. Read this story here.
Fortnite developer Epic has pushed back on Google's control of the Android app store. The courtroom showdown could force the search giant to offer users more apps, at more affordable prices. Read this story here.
Software developer Travis Brown's X account was banned after his research alleged far-right influencers were becoming more prominent on the platform. He's taking X to court in a bid to reverse the decision. Read this story here.
President Joe Biden issued a wide-ranging executive order on artificial intelligence with measures to boost US tech talent and prevent AI being used to threaten national security. Read this story here.
TikTokkers are using a little-known livestreaming feature to falsely represent Israelis and Palestinians—and the company is taking a cut of costly in-app gifts viewers give to participants. Read this story here.
In the hours following the worst mass shooting in Maine's history, disinformation about the suspected gunman flooded social media with false claims that he had been arrested. Read this story here.
A recent breach of authentication giant Okta has impacted nearly 200 of its clients. But repeated incidents and the company's delayed disclosure have security experts calling foul. Read this story here.
An EU government body is pushing a proposal to combat child sexual abuse material that has significant privacy implications. Its lead advocate is making things even messier. Read this story here.
With a new emphasis on the Hamas attacks on Israel, the US Treasury has proposed designating foreign cryptocurrency “mixer” services as money launderers and national security threats. Read this story here.
X is promoting Community Notes to solve its disinformation problems, but some former employees and people who currently contribute notes say it's not fit for that purpose. Read this story here.
X's Trust and Safety team says it's working to remove false information related to the Israel-Hamas war. Meanwhile, Elon Musk is sharing conspiracies and chatting with QAnon promoters. Read this story here.
Fact-checkers scrambled to deal with faked audio recordings released days before a tight election, in a warning for other countries with looming votes. Read this story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
New research has found that some streaming devices and dozens of Android and iOS apps are secretly being used for fraud and other cybercrime. Read this story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
SoundThinking is purchasing parts of Geolitica, the company that created PredPol. Experts say the acquisition marks a new era of companies dictating how police operate. Read this story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A civil liberties group has asked the DOJ to investigate deployment of the ShotSpotter gunfire-detection system, which research shows is often installed in predominantly Black neighborhoods. Read this story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices