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US government drops online class restrictions for international students

The Trump administration has backpedaled on a policy that would have forced international college students to leave the US if their fall courseload was entirely online. A federal judge in Boston announced that the Department of Homeland Security has… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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US government adds Chinese facial recognition firms to entity list

A total of 28 Chinese organizations have been added to the US government's "entity list," including eight tech corporations that specialize in video surveillance, facial recognition and artificial intelligence. The administration has effectively proh… Engadget RSS Feed

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US government quietly kills autonomous vehicle committee

The Department of Transportation's Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) hasn't been active since it was formed in 2017. And it won't be active anytime in the future, because according to The Verge, the administration has quietly… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Government hackers reportedly broke into Russian search company Yandex

According to a Reuters report, hackers working for Western intelligence agencies reportedly broke into Yandex, the company often referred to as "Russia's Google." The hackers were allegedly looking for technical information that would indicate how Ya… Engadget RSS Feed

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UK government starts accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay

It's now that much quicker for Brits to pay for official services online — if you use the right services. The UK government now supports Apple Pay and Google Pay for a handful of online services as part of a … Read the rest of this entry

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France launches government chat app after fixing last-minute flaw

France made good on its promise to launch a secure government-only chat app — although it almost didn't turn out that way. The country has introduced a beta version of Tchap, a messaging app that helps officials communicate with each … Read the rest of this entry

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China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its government

It won't surprise you to hear that China keeps a tight lid on homegrown social networks, but it's now doing more to stifle free expression on outside networks, too. The New York Times reported that Chinese law enforcement recently began … Read the rest of this entry

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Government reportedly asked Redskins to nix free WiFi deal with Huawei

The unfortunately-named Washington Redskins had a deal in place with Huawei to provide free WiFi in the suites at FedFex Field but security concerns raised by the federal government reportedly led to the team backing out, according to the Wall … Read the rest of this entry

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UK broadcasters urge the government to create a social media watchdog

A smorgasbord of TV broadcasters, mobile network and internet service providers has urged the UK government to strengthen its oversight of social media companies. In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, executives from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as … Read the rest of this entry

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Coca-Cola and US government use blockchain to curb forced labor

The quest to end forced labor has created some unusual technological allies. Coca-Cola, the US State Department and a trio of crypto organizations (Bitfury Group, Blockchain Trust Accelerator and Emercoin) have launched a pilot project that will use… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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