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DEA reportedly authorized to 'conduct covert surveillance' of George Floyd protests - CNET

48 minutes ago   |   CNET

Authorization temporarily expands scope of agency usually tasked with investigating federal drug crimes, according to a memo obtained by BuzzFeed News.
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England banned sex in response to the coronavirus pandemic

England banned sex in response to the coronavirus pandemic

2 hours ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport

England effectively enacted a coronavirus sex ban with a law that would limit social gatherings of indoor groups consisting of at least two people. The sexban hashtag started...
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Suit Claims Google's Tracking Violates Federal Wiretap Law

3 hours ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

The complaint said Google tracked and collected users' browsing history even if they took steps to maintain their privacy.
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Canada Revenue Agency opens ‘snitch line' to report COVID-19 relief fund scams

Canada Revenue Agency opens ‘snitch line' to report COVID-19 relief fund scams

4 hours ago   |   MobileSyrup

The Canada Revenue Agency has launched a “snitch line” through which Canadians are asked to report people who are illegitimately claiming the government's COVID-19 relief...
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Huawei Looking At A Potential Chipset Deal With Korean Companies

Huawei Looking At A Potential Chipset Deal With Korean Companies

5 hours ago   |   Android Headlines

Huawei has been facing tough times with the aggressive restrictions imposed by the US government. The company can no longer produce new Kirin chipsets through its Taiwanese...
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Trump's executive order attacking social media companies faces its first legal challenge

Trump's executive order attacking social media companies faces its first legal challenge

5 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   8 articles

An executive order from the White House targeting Twitter for moderating one of the president's posts is being challenged in a new lawsuit from a digital rights group. The...
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Google deletes anti-Chinese app with 5 million installs

Google deletes anti-Chinese app with 5 million installs

5 hours ago   |   Phone Arena   |   4 articles

At a time when the U.S. government is targeting smartphone and networking equipment manufacturer Huawei, investigating short-form video app Tik Tok, and , a new app called...
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AMD's Lisa Su cites 'shifts in thinking' about US semiconductor manufacturing

5 hours ago   |   ZDnet   |   2 articles

While the US semiconductor industry has long sought greater federal support, the AMD CEO said there's new awareness now of the significance of the industry and creating secure...
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Trump's Twitter order violates the First Amendment, new lawsuit claims

Trump's Twitter order violates the First Amendment, new lawsuit claims

5 hours ago   |   The Verge   |   8 articles

Photo by Saul Martinez/Getty Images President Donald Trump's executive order targeting social media companies faced its first legal challenge Tuesday, claiming that Trump...
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Security incidents at US federal agencies declined last year

Security incidents at US federal agencies declined last year

7 hours ago   |   TechRadar   |   2 articles

The White House has revealed that that the number of cybersecurity incidents recorded at US federal agencies went down by eight percent last year in a new report filed with...
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Amazon planning June discount event to jump-start sales, report says

Amazon planning June discount event to jump-start sales, report says

The online event is an effort to boost sales following a pandemic-related slump Read more ...

Trump's Twitter order violates the First Amendment, new lawsuit claims

Trump's Twitter order violates the First Amendment, new lawsuit claims

Photo by Saul Martinez/Getty Images President Donald Trump's executive order targeting social media companies faced its first legal challenge Tuesday, claiming that Trump... Read more ...

IDC: 4.2 million wearables shipped in India during Q1

IDC: 4.2 million wearables shipped in India during Q1

According to the latest IDC report, wearable shipments during the January-March period in India have increased by over 80% on a yearly basis. The total units shipped for the... Read more ...

BBC iPlayer's Alexa-rivaling voice assistant has arrived - here's how to try...

BBC iPlayer's Alexa-rivaling voice assistant has arrived - here's how to try it out

Last year, the BBC announced that it was working on a voice assistant called Beeb to rival the likes of Alexa and Google Assistant , which would help users navigate its... Read more ...

T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro security update now rolling out

T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro security update now rolling out

OnePlus 7 Pro owners, it's time to update. T-Mobile is pushing a software update to its OnePlus 7 Pro this week that bumps the phone to version 10.0.4.GM31CB. As for what's... Read more ...

Sega is making a Game Gear Micro

Sega is making a Game Gear Micro

Sega is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with another retro console, and it looks like it might be the tiniest yet. The Game Gear Micro is a revival of Sega's 8-bit... Read more ...

Best Buy Canada sale offers tablets, headphones and more on sale until June 5

Best Buy Canada sale offers tablets, headphones and more on sale until June 5

Best Buy Canada is having a four-day sale , with three days left, offering a limited-time deal on wireless headphones, tablets and more. Some of these are some good deals for... Read more ...

The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 is an $800 gaming laptop with 16 inches of screen

The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 is an $800 gaming laptop with 16 inches of screen

The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 knows that sometimes a 15-inch laptop is a little too small, and a 17-inch laptop can be a lot too big. As its name suggests, the Pavilion Gaming 16... Read more ...

Hublot Big Bang e is a Wear OS smartwatch you can't even afford

Hublot Big Bang e is a Wear OS smartwatch you can't even afford

There are always expensive smartwatches but there also very expensive smartwatches. Unlike Apple's wearables that have a more or less consistent price tag, Wear OS smartwatches... Read more ...

ICloud is down for some users, affecting some macOS and iOS software and web...

ICloud is down for some users, affecting some macOS and iOS software and web apps

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple's iCloud service is experiencing an outage right now, causing errors with account sign-in, iCloud Mail, and web apps via... Read more ...