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A global police sting has netted 179 vendors involved in selling opioids, methamphetamine and other illegal goods on the Internet underground, in what officials of Europol said on Sept 22 put an end to the “golden age” of dark web markets.
A group of leading cybersecurity experts told a court in the United States that absentee ballot applications can be safely transmitted using email, countering the secretary of state's assertions that the practice would open up voting in the presidential battleground to outside interference.
TikTok has proposed a global coalition of social media firms for early identification and removal of harmful content, the company said on Tuesday, as networking apps face a barrage of criticism over issues ranging from misinformation to data privacy.
A French consumer advocacy group said on Sept 22 that it had filed a “planned obsolescence” claim against Nintendo’s Switch console, saying the Japanese giant knew some controllers were failing too quickly.
Europe’s top court on Sept 22 gave its backing to European cities cracking down on short-term rentals of private homes to solve a housing crunch, dealing a setback to homesharing site Airbnb.
ByteDance-owned short-video app TikTok said on Sept 22 it removed over 104 million videos from its platform globally in the first half of the year for violating guidelines or terms of service.
HSBC Holdings Plc told its staff to stop posting on all the bank’s social media accounts over fears of "negative reactions” to the revelations in leaked suspicious activity reports.
India’s government is using the coronavirus pandemic to push its plan to digitise the health records and data of its 1.3 billion people, despite concerns about privacy and increased surveillance, technology and human rights experts say.
US President Donald Trump plans to meet on Sept 23 with a group of Republican state attorneys general about revising a key law that shields social media companies from liability for content posted by their users and allows them to remove lawful but objectionable posts.
Digital rights campaigners called on the EU on Sept 21 to tighten export controls on surveillance tools such as facial recognition systems to prevent European technology being used in countries where it could fuel human rights abuses.