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News Director at Vice News. Say hi: michael.learmonth@vice.com

FTC Regulates Social-Media Endorsements, Blogger Payola

adage.com — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on blogger payola. The agency, which protects consumers from fraud or deceptive business practices, voted 4 to 0 to update its rules governing endorsements, and the new guidelines require bloggers to clearly disclose any "material connection" to an advertiser, including payments for an endorsement or free product.

International Business Times interviews Victoria Espinel about outdated US privacy laws

bsa.org — By Michael Learmonth "We want to live in a safe and secure world. We want that as individuals and we want that as an industry. Our companies work with law enforcement cooperatively every day, every minute of the day around the globe... That said, we have real concerns about undermining encryption."

Tech’s Woman In Washington: US Privacy Laws Are Woefully Outdated, But Don’t Expect Congress To Act Soon

ibtimes.com — Given the headlines, you'd be excused for thinking that Washington and Silicon Valley were at war. With Apple battling the FBI over encryption and Microsoft suing the Department of Justice over secret data requests, American tech companies have found themselves in the uncomfortable position of defending the privacy of their customers against what they see as overreach by the U.S.

iPhone 7 Rumor Mill Kicks In As Apple Inc. Starts Early Hiring At Taiwanese Suppliers Foxconn And Pegatron

ibtimes.com — This is what counts for good news at Apple Inc. these days: Apple's top Taiwanese suppliers are ramping up hiring on the mainland, presumably to start production on the iPhone 7, expected in September. CNBC reported that Foxconn is recruiting workers with an ad on the website of its factory in Zhengzho, China: "Foxconn Zhengzhou is hiring a large number of ordinary workers.

Iconic Brompton Folding Bicycle Is Going Electric: Purists, Get Over It

ibtimes.com — The Mini Cooper. The Land Rover Defender. Short of those names you'd be hard-pressed to find a British industrial design as iconic or enduring as the Brompton folding bicycle. First created by inventor Andrew Ritchie in 1975, the basic design of the bike has been virtually unchanged over the past 40 years.

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) Q1 Earnings: Falling Ad Rates At Google Hit Revenue, Profits While Losses Expand At ‘Other Bets’

ibtimes.com — The little blue links in Google search results are selling at a discount. Revenue and profits at parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) missed Wall Street estimates for the quarter ended March 31, sending shares down 5 percent in after-hours trading. The culprit?

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) Q1 Earnings: Falling Ad Rates At Google Hit Revenue, Profits While Loses Expand At ‘Other Bets’

ibtimes.com — The little blue links in Google search results are selling at a discount. Revenue and profits at parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) missed Wall Street estimates for the quarter ended March 31, sending shares down 5 percent in aftermarket trading. The culprit?

Alphabet Inc (GOOG) Q1 2016 Earnings Preview: Big Profits Despite EU Challenges, Unprofitable Moonshots

ibtimes.com — It's a good time to be Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), or the company otherwise known as Google. The holding company that consists of Google, YouTube and Android -- as well as so-called moonshots like self-driving cars, the home-networking division Nest and Google Fiber -- is expected to turn in healthy first-quarter results on Thursday driven by its dominant position in online search and display advertising.

Feinstein, Burr Draft Encryption Bill Would Require Tech Companies To Decrypt Messages Under Court Order

ibtimes.com — The first major piece of legislation of the post-San Bernardino era has been drafted, and it's guaranteed to make no one in Silicon Valley happy. The long-awaited draft encryption bill from Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Twitter Shakes Up Board With Two New Members Including PepsiCo Exec And Entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox

ibtimes.com — Twitter Inc. is rebuilding its board with two new names: PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston and longtime tech entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox. The two replace outgoing boardmembers, investor Peter Currie, who led Twitter's CEO search, and former News Corp COO Peter Chernin, who added media expertise to the board.
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