DOJ formalizes request for encryption back-doors

The US Department of Justice, in conjunction with the “Five Eyes” nations, has issued a statement asking Apple and other tech companies to effectively create backdoors that will weaken encryption strength overall to provide law enforcement access to data.

In a statement released on Sunday by the US Department of Justice, the “International Statement: End-to-End Encryption and Public Safety” is a continuation of the long-running encryption debate. In the latest salvo in the ongoing war, representatives of governments from multiple countries are demanding access to encrypted data for the sake of sexually exploited children.

The lengthy statement demands tech companies “embed the safety of the public in system designs” relating to encryption, to enable companies to “act against illegal content and activity effectively with no reduction to safety,” while enabling law enforcement to do its job. This includes enabling law enforcement officials “access to content in a readable and

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Victory Square Technologies Comments on Recent Promotional Activity Pursuant to OTC Markets Request

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Victory Square Technologies Inc. (“Victory Square″) (CSE:VST) (OTC:VSQTF) (FWB:6F6), today announced that it has implemented an expanded shareholder communications initiative to provide greater transparency into the Company’s business plans and growth strategy.

“The Company plans to communicate more effectively with shareholders on an ongoing basis in order to supply relevant company information,” said Shafin Diamond Tejani, CEO of Victory Square. “With portfolio companies that are fast-paced and growing rapidly, we thought it prudent to communicate more regularly with our investor base,” added Mr. Tejani.

As part of its multi-channel approach, Victory Square presented at the LD 500 Virtual Conference hosted by LD Micro on September 2nd, will be presenting at the Proactive One2One Investor Forum on October 27th, and has engaged Electrik Dojo, LLC to increase brand visibility and

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China to launch Google antitrust probe at Huawei’s request: Report

  • China is planning to launch an antitrust investigation into Google, according to a report.
  • Huawei suggested the probe last year, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
  • The investigation would examine whether Google’s market dominance is causing “extreme damage” to Chinese companies, they said.
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China is reportedly preparing to launch an antitrust investigation into Google — at Huawei’s request.

The probe, which could be confirmed as soon as October, was suggested by the Chinese tech company in 2019, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

The probe would examine whether Google has hindered competition through the dominance of its Android mobile system, the people said. It has been submitted to Beijing for review by China’s top market regulator, the sources said.

After US President Donald Trump blacklisted Huawei in May 2019, Google stopped rolling out Android updates to Huawei

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Object Management Group Request for Proposal, Interface Definition Language

The Object Management Group (OMG), an international technology standards organization, announced its request for proposal (RFP) an Interface Definition Language v4 (IDL4) to C++ Language Mapping specification.

The language mapping specification will provide data distribution service (DDS) and CORBA users with interoperable API for C++ programming language.

“The existing IDL to C++ language mappings are currently being exercised by thousands of DDS- and CORBA-based systems,” said RFP author & principal software engineer at RTI Fernando Garcia Aranda, in a press release. “As new systems adopt OMG IDL, it is important to keep our standard mappings current so new and existing systems can benefit from the new additions to the language.

“With this RFP, we define an updated set of IDL to C++ mappings that make use of the new features of the most recent versions of the OMG IDL to the fullest extent.”

The latest version of the OMG IDL

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Judge rejects TikTok creators’ request to delay ban, says they won’t suffer ‘irreparable harm’

A judge in Pennsylvania has rejected a request from three TikTok content creators to temporarily block a ban on the app set to go into effect Sunday night, which would bar new downloads from Google and Apple’s app stores in the US.

Douglas Marland, Cosette Rinab, and Alec Chambers said they “earn a livelihood from the content they post on TikTok,” saying the platform’s “For You” page is unique among social media platforms, because its algorithm allows “little-known creators to show their content to a large audience,” according to the court filing.

Marland has 2.7 million TikTok subscribers, Rinab has 2.3 million, and Chambers has 1.8 million. The three argued that they would “lose access to tens of thousands of potential viewers and creators every month, an effect amplified by the looming threat to close TikTok altogether.”

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Ignoring isolation request from NHS app is not illegal

Matt Hancock said today on Times Radio it wouldn't be illegal to ignore a message from the coronavirus app telling you to go into self-isolation. (PA)
Matt Hancock said today on Times Radio it wouldn’t be illegal to ignore a message from the coronavirus app telling you to go into self-isolation. (PA)

It will not be illegal to ignore the NHS app telling you to self-isolate, Matt Hancock confirmed today.

Speaking on Times Radio the health secretary said it was not mandatory to enter self-isolation if the app told you to, but it is if an NHS test and trace member of staff tells you to.

On Monday it will be illegal in England to not enter self-isolation after being told to do so by a staff member of NHS test and trace, with the threat of a £10,000 fine.

Hancock said: “If the app tells you to self isolate then you should self isolate, if an NHS test and trace contact tracer tells you to then you must by law.”

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Justice Department opposes TikTok’s request for injunction in new filing

The Justice Department filed its opposition Friday to TikTok’s request for an injunction against the Trump administration’s looming ban of the app, and the agency pulled no punches. The DOJ says blocking the the ban would “infringe on the President’s authority to block business-to-business economic transactions with a foreign entity in the midst of a declared national-security emergency.”



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The DOJ also alleges that the CEO of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance, Zhang Yiming, is a “mouthpiece” for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and is “committed to promoting the CCP’s agenda and messaging.”

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Large chunks of the DOJ filing are redacted

Large chunks of the DOJ filing are redacted, including a section detailing where the DOJ claims TikTok stores US users’ data. The part that’s visible claims “US user data being stored outside of the United States presents significant risks in this

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