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— GETTR is complete! Privacy experts have panned GETTR, a social media site run by a former Trump spokesman. Can it be the next big thing for conservatives?
— Public Comments: The focus on FTC is to conquer Silicon Valley tech giants. But what are ordinary people really worried about?
–Green light: Negotiators have agreed to a global tax agreement, but some low-tax countries have not signed it.
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Introducing GETTR: Like Twitter, but Red— GETTR, a lustrous new social media platform for former President Donald Trump’s conservative supporters, claims to use “state-of-the-art” technology. However, people quickly pointed out bugs in the site’s code and concerns about user privacy. Porn content.. (The link, FWIW, is SFW.)
Other issues found in the app include vulnerabilities This makes it easy for users to see who has been blocked or muted. As pointed out by former FTCCTO Ashkan Soltani..And as Cristiano reported for the prosThe ability of GETTR to allow users to “import a copy” of Twitter content can mean creating hundreds of thousands of shell accounts for those who haven’t actually signed up.
— A security issue arises: Alex Stamos, a former Facebook Chief Security Officer and now head of the Stanford Internet Observatory, has created an account. We use this account to push the platform and improve security (for example) Vulnerability Disclosure Program).
— Inside story: Scheduled for July 4, the new platform, led by former Trump senior adviser Jason Miller, will be available on Google and Apple’s app stores for two weeks. POLITICO first reported its existence On thursday. At first glance, GETTR is essentially a carbon copy of Twitter, but the color scheme is red. Users get up to 777 characters for posts and up to 3 minutes for videos. And before it became a professional MAGA free speech social media platform, it was a Chinese site for dissidents against the Chinese Communist Party. Tina Nguyen reports for professionals..
— Million Dollar Question: Will GETTR succeed? Other conservative platforms like Gab and Parler haven’t become reliable platforms for Trump bases. A difficult rise, especially for the new platform with a niche reach, compared to Facebook’s 2.7 billion members and Twitter’s more than 300 million monthly users.
Mirror is in charge, GETTR has several advantages.But Bloomberg reported: Trump himself has no plans to join social networks, GETTR handle @realdonaldtrump is reserved for him, but Miller told Newsmax Thursday night.
FTC public comment (within 60 seconds) — FTC held its first public conference in decades on Thursday (Leah has a complete article about takeaway). This included a new public comment period where businesses, advocates and consumers could give a one-minute comment on where the Commission should pay attention. Thirty individuals incorporated FTC into their proposals, many of which were technology-focused.
— — Delivery app: Two restaurant owners have asked the FTC to investigate delivery service practices such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, and GrubHub. Andrew Martino asked the agency to investigate the service and accused DoorDash of starting to take orders for his restaurant, even though he refused to partner with the company. “At our restaurant, consumers serve meals and drivers pick up meals, creating complete confusion and confusion,” he said. Earlier complained about this issue..
— — Edtech: Very popular educational technology providers during the pandemic “have little or no accountability or transparency” about how student data is used, said Cheri Kiesecker of the Student Privacy Protection Union, unfair to the FTC. Or asked to investigate deceptive practices. According to an educational technology company.
— — Health data: In 2009, the FTC created a rule requiring health vendors not subject to other health privacy laws to notify consumers of data breaches. Today, its “health vendors” category includes apps, smartwatches, and mobile devices, as well as electronic health record providers, but currently this rule does not apply to them. “The ecosystem has broken the boundaries of the original rules,” said Pam Dixon of the Nonprofit World Privacy Forum. “The impact of the pandemic has put an exclamation mark on this issue.”
FTC Chair meets her European counterpart — Lina Khan today speaks with Marguerite Vestager, who is effectively the EU’s head of competition. Moved quickly in her own post Challenge the dominant giant in Silicon Valley.The experience of Vestagger, who directs the European Commission’s antitrust department, can provide lessons for Kahn himself. Ambitious agenda..
The two said, “Topics related to EU / US relations, It includes competition enforcement and policy issues, “said a European Commission spokesman.
We made a deal — Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development negotiators reached an agreement Thursday morning in global tax talks with 139 countries and 130 of their jurisdictions. Sign on for a deal.. This is a coup for the Biden administration and hopes that both Washington and Silicon Valley will reduce the so-called digital services tax, which is said to discriminate against US tech giants.
Two approaches to trading We will introduce a global tax on 100 of the world’s largest corporations and set a global minimum effective corporate tax rate of 15%. Negotiators have made changes to ensure that the deal affects Amazon.
— Opponents: Ireland, Estonia, Hungary, Peru, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Kenya, Report by Bjarke Smith-Meyer and Mark Scott.. These low taxes were opposed to global minimum taxes, fearing they would be less attractive to international corporations.
–What’s next: The announcement on Thursday was just one of several steps in the one-month process to come up with the details of the agreement. All G20 countries have endorsed the agreement, so their finance ministers are expected to approve it when they meet on July 9.
From now until October The negotiator will consider many details, such as implementation plans and possible exemptions for the financial and manufacturing industries. Negotiators hope to begin implementation in 2023.
Beyond the pond Millions aiming for an open run — The UK is investing £ 30m ($ 41m) in open RAN technology. It aims to use software to replace the dominance of large hardware vendors such as Huawei and Nokia in the wireless market. This is part of a new investment fund called the Future RAN Competition.
Telecommunications companies are encouraged to submit proposals For projects that help track the availability of viable Open RAN products and suppliers quickly, “said the UK’s Digital Division, which works to improve business cases by increasing the energy efficiency and safety of Open RAN. I added that I can.
Kate Johnson, President of Microsoft US, and Toni Towns-Whitley, President of Microsoft US Regulated Industries, Leave the company.. Fat cup Replace Johnson.. She is currently the Corporate Vice President of the Corporate and Commercial Industries. … Brian Levin He is currently the Global Head of Government for Riot Games. He has recently been responsible for Hulu’s regulatory issues and public policy, and Biden’s Alum. … Mark Vena He has joined the research firm Parks Associates as a senior director of smart homes and strategy. He is Dell and Compaq Alum.
The· 5G for 12GHz Union Announced 9 new members: Dell, VMware, Altiostar, Airspan, Mavenir, MVD number 53 partner, NextLink, Rise broadband And WeLink..
Ups and downs: The story behind how Microsoft’s junior engineer earned $ 10 million on a fraudulent Xbox gift card and how the company beat him. Via Bloomberg..
Diversity Report: “Google reports a surge among black women.” Reuters report..
Change of guards: “Amazon will revise its corporate value a few days before Bezos resigns.” Per Bloomberg..
Well, that didn’t work: A police officer played Taylor Swift to keep the video away from YouTube. It still got to YouTube, The Verge Report..
Keep applying pressure: Hill’s Antitrust Panel Leader — Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) And Mike Leigh (R-Utah), and the person in charge. David Siciline (DR.I.) and Kenback (R-Colorado) — For FTC Continue to pursue complaints against Facebook over anti-competitive behavior..
Be careful: Are your friends radical? Facebook is concerned. Reuters Other Works..
Space Race: Richard Branson wants to beat Jeff Bezos into outer space. WaPo Report..
Severe behavior: “Placing women accountable is a PR stunt — the platform is the problem,” said the Civil Society Group. Wrote a letter to a key technology CEO..
Make it official: The presidents of five major trade unions, including the Communications Workers of America, urged President Joe Biden to: Permanent Deputy Chairman of the FCC, Jessica Rosenwessel..
ICYMI: “DCAG summons Facebook by escalating the investigation of Covid-19’s misinformation.” Cristiano report..
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