The phone may be secure, but is the company? Silent Circle’s Blackphone business in disarray

Silent Circle, the company behind the ultra-secure Blackphone, may be in a spot of trouble. According to court documents, the company has experienced some serious mismanagement and may be on the hook for $5 million.

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Facebook wants us to share our lives, but what about broadcasting death?

Videos of the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and police in Dallas – all shared on Facebook – raise a new and complex set of ethical questions

Three days in America. Three mobile phone videos depicting violent deaths.

The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and then a bloody shootout in Dallas, join a growing canon of brutal imagery either instantly broadcast or rapidly distributed on Facebook.

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Privacy Shield deal lets US tech firms transfer European customers’ data again

After much delay from surveillance concerns, the EU agreed to Privacy Shield, a new data transfer deal that will affect Facebook, Google and other US tech firms

Governments across the European Union have finally given the green light to a new deal on how consumer data must be transferred with the United States, ending months of delay caused by concern over US surveillance.

Privacy Shield, the new commercial data transfer pact, was provisionally agreed by the EU and the US in February 2016 and will come into effect on Tuesday.

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