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Another strike against use of Google Analytics in Europe: The Italian data protection authority has found a local web publisher’s use of the popular analytics tool to be non-compliant with EU data protection rules owing to user data being transferred to the U.S. — a country that lacks a…

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Silicon Valley rallies behind New York ban on geofence and keyword search warrants

Eleven tech giants, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, support the state bill to ban the controversial warrants.

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Google touts more Workspace controls for users in Europe

Google has announced a package of additional controls for users of its productivity suite, Google Workspace (neé G Suite), in Europe — which it’s rolling out by the end of this year and next. It says these extra control will enable organizations — both public and private sector &#…

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TikTok delays opening of first European data center again

TikTok has once again delayed the timeline for opening its first data center in the European Union, in Dublin, Ireland — saying the facility is now not expected to be fully operational until next year. The video sharing social network has been trailing plans to store the data of EU, EEA and U…

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Andreessen Horowitz backs NFT investor group behind rare Wu-Tang Clan album purchase

The crypto collective that bought Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” album and an NFT of the original Doge image has a new member: venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The firm tells TechCrunch it has made an investment in PleasrDAO, a blockchain-aligned group of a …

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Watch Edward Snowden launch Global Encryption Day, live today

Marginalized communities, survivors of abuse, politicians, law enforcement — they all use encrypted communications to keep their information safe. But the encryption of the kinds of services you and I use every day — from messaging to confidential internal company communications —…

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Mass surveillance must have meaningful safeguards, says ECHR

The highest chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has delivered a blow to anti-surveillance campaigners in Europe by failing to find that bulk interception of digital comms is inherently incompatible with human rights law — which enshrines individual rights to privacy and freed…

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Proton, the privacy startup behind e2e encrypted ProtonMail, confirms passing 50M users

End-to-end encrypted email provider ProtonMail has officially confirmed it’s passed 50 million users globally as it turns seven years old. It’s a notable milestone for a services provider that intentionally does not have a data business — opting instead for a privacy pledge based on zero acce…

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Evernote quietly disappeared from an anti-surveillance lobbying group’s website

What's even more strange is that nobody noticed for two years, not even Evernote.

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Walmart is acquiring Memomi, an AR startup powering virtual try-on for eyewear

Walmart is expanding its array of virtual try-on services for shoppers with today’s news that it’s planning to acquire Memomi, an AR optical tech company and current Walmart partner offering virtual try-on experience for eyewear. Deal terms were not disclosed, but Memomi has enabled dig…

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Venture studio Adanian Labs fuels startup growth in Africa

The venture studio targets to help build 300 next-generation startups over the next five years.

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