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US Intelligence Helping Social Media Companies Fight Foreign Malefactors, Official Says

The intelligence community provides classified information to social media companies to help counter malicious foreign actors on platforms, said Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate Undersecretary Christopher Krebs Friday. Krebs didn’t specify what information is provided … Subscribe to Read >>

Lower Data Flow Barriers, No IANA Unwind Seen Topping NTIA Global To-Do List

From lowered barriers to cross-border data flows to opposition of extraterritorial application of other nations' privacy laws, NTIA saw a slew of recommendations in response to its notice of inquiry on what should be its international internet priorities … Subscribe to Read >>

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New FTC Consumer Protection Chief Has Many Potential Conflicts, Agency Documents Show

FTC Consumer Protection Bureau Director Andrew Smith worked with 54 clients that could trigger his recusal, including Equifax, PayPal and Uber, according to agency records we obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The clients paid Smith $5,000 or more in a given year dating back two years from his May 21 appointment. By signing President Donald Trump’s ethics pledge, Smith for two years after his appointment can't participate “in any particular matter involving specific parties that is directly and substantially related to [a] former employer or former clients, including regulations and contracts.” … Read More >>

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