Twitter Inc, Reddit and a group representing major internet firms backed two documentary film groups that have challenged the Trump Administration's 2019 rules requiring nearly all U.S. visitors to disclose social media user information from the prior five years. In court papers filed on Thursday, the social media sites and the Internet Association, representing Facebook, Amazon.com, Alphabet and others, said the rules force foreign nationals "to surrender their anonymity in order to travel to the United States" and "chill a vast quantity of speech and associational activity." The Doc Society and the International Documentary Association filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in December. They said they regularly collaborate with non-U.S. filmmakers and warn that visitors must "consider the risk that a U.S. official will misinterpret their speech on social media, impute others' speech to them, or subject them to additional scrutiny or delayed processing because of … [Read more...] about Twitter, Reddit and other internet groups oppose US rules requiring visitors to disclose social media information
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New Delhi | Bengaluru | Pune: India’s information technology sector is seeking revisions in the country’s taxation and labour laws as over half the workforce in the $191 billion industry could begin to deliver services remotely as part of the changes being wrought by the ongoing pandemic. At a meeting with government officials earlier this month, IT industry leaders, who estimated that close to 50% of the country’s 4.3 million IT workers will soon work from home, were asked to detail the legislative changes required to facilitate this significant transition. Industry body Nasscom has been tasked with preparing a detailed report, after which “it will (go) to relevant ministries such as department of telecom and the labour ministry for action,” a top government official told ET. The industry has also requested the government to make permanent several recent concessions extended until July, including relaxation of telecom regulations that allow back-office … [Read more...] about Work from home: Changes in laws and rules that IT industry wants from the government
Van de Beek led CBS’ Entertainment Advertising and Promotion group responsible for all creative and production elements of the network’s marketing for CBS Entertainment, including on-air promotion, print, cable, online, digital, outdoor and radio. He joined the CBS Marketing department in 1999 as Executive Director, On-Air Advertising and Promotion. He was promoted to VP, On-Air Advertising and Promotion in 2003, and was elevated to SVP, On-Air Advertising and Promotion in 2007. … [Read more...] about CBS Marketing Department Seriously Impacted By Layoffs Amid Restructuring; 3 Senior-Level Veterans Exit – Update
AMERICAN MIGRATION For TikTok, the rapid expansion of the U.S. engineering team is part of efforts to migrate its technical resources to the West from China, where most of the work on the app has been done up to this point, according to two of the sources familiar with the company’s plans. It is not uncommon for multinational tech companies like Google to have engineers in China. … [Read more...] about Exclusive: TikTok owner ByteDance moves to shift power out of China – sources
During the buildup to the app's release, India's Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad insisted on several occasions that the data would only remain on the phone, not be shared with anyone, and that it would be anonymised and encrypted. Abhishek Singh, the chief executive of MyGovIndia, which helped give birth to Aarogya Setu, noted that a user's location data would not only be kept anonymous, but all non-risk users' data would be deleted after 45 days while high-risk users would see their data wiped clean after 60 days. … [Read more...] about India’s contact tracing app made open source, but will this thwart a surveillance state?