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Why did all these countries start asking for Twitter’s user data?

Location:
Twitter (new home)
1355 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
Recommendation:
3

Since its last transparency report, Twitter says eight new countries have begun asking for user data, for a total of 54. What explains the spread isn't clear.

Judge Rules That Microsoft Must Turn Over Data Stored in Ireland

Location:
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007-1312
United States
Recommendation:
2

Judge Loretta Preska of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York upheld a magistrate judge’s earlier ruling that Microsoft must turn over the customer’s e-mails, held in a Microsoft data center in Ireland. Judge Preska agreed to stay her order while the company pursues an appeal.

The Public Sector Considers Mobile-First Approaches to Citizen Interactions

Location:
USA
United States
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2

More states and cities are announcing “mobile-first” strategies, but what does that really mean?

Top tech execs need to speak up on diversity

Location:
Silicon Valley Palo Alto, CA
United States
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2

The sound of silence. That's what we're hearing from tech's biggest names about their industry's woeful record on diversity in the workforce and the urgent need to improve it Not one high-ranking CEO has stepped up to provide leadership for the industry or articulate concrete plans for diversifying the workforce.

NCTA's Powell: TiVo Just Wrong About CableCARD

Location:
Senate Commerce Committee
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253
Washington, DC 20002
United States
Recommendation:
2

National Cable & Telecommunications Association President Michael Powell called "spurious" TiVo’s claim that an agreement between TiVo and Comcast to work on a non-CableCARD retail set-top retail "solution" argues for retaining the ban on integrated security and channel surfing functions in leased boxes.

Cord Cutting Hits European Markets, Report Finds

Location:
Europe
Recommendation:
2

Cord-cutting, the bane of traditional cable and pay-TV, may finally have reached Europe.

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