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Pro-Putin party set to win Russian election after Navalny clampdown

Russia holds final day of parliamentary election Crackdown crushed Kremlin critics ahead of vote Activists promote tactical voting plan Watchdog records violations Russians voted on Sunday in the final stretch of a three-day parliamentary election that the ruling party is expected to win emphatically after a crackdown that crushed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s movement andContinue reading “Pro-Putin party set to win Russian election after Navalny clampdown”

Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on Friday, after Russia accused the U.S. tech firms of meddling in its internal affairs. Russia goes to the polls on Friday to elect a new parliament in a three-day vote that the ruling United Russia partyContinue reading “Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin”

Republicans move to block inquiry into Trump DoJ’s secret data seizure

Democrats are pushing for investigations into Trump’s justice department for data seizures from Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff Top Republicans are moving to block a Senate inquiry into the Trump justice department’s secret seizure of data from Democrats to hunt down leaks of classified information, fearing a close investigation could damage the former president. Trump, who isContinue reading “Republicans move to block inquiry into Trump DoJ’s secret data seizure”

New Irish Bill Allows Police To Demand Passwords During Stop-And-Search

A new bill has been announced by the Irish Minister for Justice that will allow the Irish police (Garda) to acquire the passwords and encryption keys of electronic devices belonging to anyone they are searching. The bill aims to modernize the powers of the Garda in both stop-and-search and warrant situations, who will create a written record for each situation the new powers are used in.  The announcement comes withContinue reading “New Irish Bill Allows Police To Demand Passwords During Stop-And-Search”

UK pushes for financial services to be exempt from G7 global tax plan

British finance minister Rishi Sunak is pushing for financial services firms to be exempt from a new global tax system which was agreed last week by the Group of Seven (G7) economies, sources familiar with the negotiations said. One of the officials said Britain – home of Europe’s biggest financial hub – had put aContinue reading “UK pushes for financial services to be exempt from G7 global tax plan”

Apple reinstates Parler app, stands by initial ban

The app was banned from the App Store shortly after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Parler, the conservative-oriented social media website that was banned from Apple’s App Store and several other internet hosting services after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, has been reinstated. Timothy Powderly, Apple’s senior director of government affairs, wrote a letter to Sen.Continue reading “Apple reinstates Parler app, stands by initial ban”

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