FTC warns edtech companies to not use children's data for commercial purposes like ads without parental consent, saying it will “vigilantly enforce” COPPA (Tonya Riley/CyberScoop)

Tonya Riley / CyberScoop: FTC warns edtech companies to not use children’s data for commercial purposes like ads without parental consent, saying it will “vigilantly enforce” COPPA  —  The Federal Trade Commission voted 5- on Thursday to issue a policy statement warning education tech companies …

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A Meta executive told employees to stop discussing abortion on Workplace, citing “an increased risk” that the company is seen as a “hostile work environment” (Alex Heath/The Verge)

Alex Heath / The Verge: A Meta executive told employees to stop discussing abortion on Workplace, citing “an increased risk” that the company is seen as a “hostile work environment”  —  Employees say the stance runs counter to Meta policies on discussing Black Lives Matter and trans rights

A Meta executive told employees to stop discussing abortion on Workplace, citing “an increased risk” that the company is seen as a “hostile work environment” (Alex Heath/The Verge) Read More

KeysFan Unveils the Big Software Sale: New Low Prices on Software You Need

KeysFan brings you a golden opportunity to save big on genuine software you need, so you can spend more on hardware this Summer, and build the gaming PC of your dreams. Get Genuine Windows 10 Pro at just $7.43. The latest and greatest Windows 11 Pro can be had for just $10.24. Pair it with Genuine Office 2021 Professional Plus going for $30.74 standalone, or in combos for as low as $34.07. Save even more by pairing other editions of …

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(PR) SPC Gear Introduces LIX and LIX Plus Wireless

SPC Gear, the gaming label of the European manufacturer SilentiumPC, is proud to announce, for the very first time, the addition of two wireless gaming mice to its portfolio. The new lightweight and highly precise SPC Gear LIX and LIX Plus Wireless use 2,4 GHz wireless connectivity that ensures a stable connection without delays, while the long battery life and quick charging times allow the mice to be used for extended periods of time. The honeycomb structure of the mouse …

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EK Launches Vector² for MSI RTX 3090 Ti Gaming X Trio and Suprim X

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is introducing new Vector² water blocks, this time for the MSI TRIO and SUPRIM GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GPUs. This product series contains a dedicated GPU water block with an included aluminium backplate and an alternative nickel-plated backplate. The EK-Quantum Vector² Trio RTX 3090 Ti D-RGB is a complete liquid cooling solution that includes a new Vector² water block, a black-anodized aluminium backplate, and a mounting mechanism. Minimalistic straight lines dominate the new …

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Docs: SpaceX paid $250K to settle a flight attendant's sexual misconduct claim that alleged Elon Musk offered a horse in exchange for an erotic massage in 2016 (Rich McHugh/Insider)

Rich McHugh / Insider: Docs: SpaceX paid $250K to settle a flight attendant’s sexual misconduct claim that alleged Elon Musk offered a horse in exchange for an erotic massage in 2016  —  – A flight attendant for SpaceX said Elon Musk asked her to “do more” during a massage, documents show.

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Analysis: insurers significantly raised cyber coverage premiums in 2021, after high profile hacks; direct-written premiums by the largest insurers rose 92% YoY (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Analysis: insurers significantly raised cyber coverage premiums in 2021, after high profile hacks; direct-written premiums by the largest insurers rose 92% YoY  —  Insurance market resets after a ransomware boom and the threat of spillover from Ukraine  —  Insurers significantly increased premiums …

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Canada, joining its intelligence allies, announces a ban on Huawei Technologies from using the country's 5G network after a delay of over three years (Robert Gillies/Associated Press)

Robert Gillies / Associated Press: Canada, joining its intelligence allies, announces a ban on Huawei Technologies from using the country’s 5G network after a delay of over three years  —  TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has decided to ban China’s Huawei Technologies from Canada’s next-generation mobile networks.

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Republicans, who opposed common carrier status for ISPs during the net neutrality debate, are now calling for the status to be applied to social media platforms (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Republicans, who opposed common carrier status for ISPs during the net neutrality debate, are now calling for the status to be applied to social media platforms  —  Happy Thursday!  I know, I know, going to law school probably would’ve helped writing today’s newsletter.

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NiceHash Unlocks 90% of LHRv3 Restriction for NVIDIA GPUs

NiceHash, one of the largest mining software providers in the world, has today announced that the company had updated its QuickHash miner with the capability to unlock 90% of the performance for NVIDIA’s Lite Hash Rate (LHR) version 3. Currently, there are only two cards available with LHRv3 on the market, and those are NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB version and RTX 3050, which are limited in the software to have poor hash rate when mining. This is done …

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ASMedia to Launch USB4 Host-Controllers This Year

Taiwanese ASMedia appears to become the first peripheral chipset company to launch a USB4 host-controller chipset, based on reports from an event the company held this week. ASMedia is at least the first company to get certified by the USB-IF, as its ASM4242 host-controller is the first of its kind to get certified. The ASM4242 was certified alongside the ASM2464PD device controller, although it’s unclear exactly what type of device controller this is, but the PD in the model name …

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