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Court lets Texas restrictions on social platform content moderation take effect

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to stay an injunction blocking HB 20, which limits...

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ICE uses data brokers to bypass surveillance restrictions, report finds

A new study from Georgetown Law finds that the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency has created a vast surveillance apparatus by combining...

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iPhone maker Pegatron halts production at plants in Shanghai and Kunshan due to COVID restrictions

Pegatron, a company that assembles the iPhone, has halted production at two plants in Shanghai and one in Kunshan to comply with the Chinese...

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Tesla’s Shanghai factory to remain closed amid Covid-19 restrictions

The rising number of Covid-19 cases has prompted a lockdown in Shanghai that has led Tesla to shutdown its factory in the area. Here's what we...

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Tesla’s Shanghai factory stays closed as COVID restrictions remain in place

Tesla’s Shanghai factory will stay closed on Monday, April 4th as COVID-related restrictions stay in place. The factory has been closed since March...

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Japan puts new restrictions on stablecoins

Japan is introducing new legislation in 2022 that will only allow banks and wire transfer companies to issue stablecoins. This comes as Japan gets...

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WhatsApp new ‘last seen’ status feature now rolling out to iOS beta users

The ‘About’ section and ‘Profile Photo’ on WhatsApp can be set to hidden from the privacy settings of the messaging application ...

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Facebook puts tighter restrictions on vaccine misinformation targeted at children

In light of the FDA’s approval for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids, Facebook is rolling out stricter policies related to vaccine...

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FTC pledges to fight unlawful right to repair restrictions

The Federal Trade Commission formally pledged to take on unlawful right to repair restrictions in a new policy statement. The new policy could spell...

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Expedia launches a new tool to check coronavirus travel restrictions

Expedia Group, whose travel sites include Vrbo, Travelocity, and Hotels.com, has a new tool that allows travelers to get the latest information about...

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Judge blocks US restrictions against Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi

A federal judge has blocked the US Department of Defense from placing restrictions on Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi that were set to take effect...

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California gives OK for Disneyland and other theme parks to reopen April 1st, with restrictions

Disneyland, Universal Studios, other theme parks, and sports stadiums in California can reopen beginning April 1st, the California Department of...

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iPhone 12 camera replacement issues could hint at further restrictions on third-party Apple repairs

The new iPhone 12 appears to have issues when swapping cameras that could hint at Apple adding additional restrictions for third-party iPhone...

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Trump further targets tech-friendly work visa programs in latest immigration restrictions

The Trump administration on Tuesday outlined new rules tightening restrictions placed on guest worker visa programs, including the H-1B program...

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US tightens trade restrictions on Chinese chipmaker SMIC

The US Commerce Department has added China’s largest chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), to its entity list,...

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White House says restrictions on TikTok could come in ‘weeks, not months’

Action on TikTok from the US government may come in "weeks, not months," according to President Trump’s chief of staff. Secretary of...

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Next year’s Oscars will allow streaming-only movies to qualify, but with heavy restrictions

Since movie theaters are closed, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science is allowing some movies that stream first on streaming services or...

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Amazon to impose new unpaid leave restrictions for warehouse workers starting May 1st

Amazon is changing its unpaid leave policies starting next month, according to a report from Bloomberg. On May 1st, hourly employees must request an...

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TikTok now lets parents set restrictions on their kids’ accounts

TikTok announced Family Pairing, which lets parents set screen time limits, disable DMs, and restrict content on their teen’s account. TikTok is...

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Uber is lifting restrictions on drivers in NYC in response to coronavirus

Uber won’t block drivers from signing on to its app in New York City, which it had to do in response to a law passed in late 2018. The company says...

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Apple puts restrictions on coronavirus-themed apps in its App Store

Apple is closely evaluating apps with coronavirus focus. It says only "recognized entities such as government organizations, health-focused...

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming arrives on iOS with some Apple restrictions

Microsoft is starting to test its xCloud game streaming service on the iPhone and iPad. The company can only test one game due to Apple restrictions,...

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The rules only sex tech companies have to follow at CES

Sex toys are allowed at CES 2020, but a special set of rules restrict how those exhibitors, including Lora DiCarlo and OhMiBod, can market their...

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US announces AI software export restrictions

The US will impose new restrictions on the export of certain AI programs to China, the latest development in the countries’ ongoing competition for...

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