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Security fears spark crackdown on Chinese tech

US federal government is taking steps to reduce the presence of some Chinese technology firms in American markets. Earlier this month, AT&T scrapped a deal with Chinese phone maker Huawei, reportedly as a result of pressure from anonymous U.S. lawmakers who cited national security concerns.

Source: Security fears spark crackdown on Chinese tech | TheHill

U.S. border data fuels Canadian visa crackdown

A budding cross-border data exchange with the United States is quietly helping Canada crack down on immigration violators. The federal government has flagged more than 1,000 possible cases of people overstaying their visas or committing other immigration infractions based on information provided by the United States, newly obtained memos show.

Source: U.S. border data fuels Canadian visa crackdown: newly released figures | CTV News

U.S. dramatically increased searches of electronic devices at airports

Customs and Border Patrol agents have dramatically increased searches of cell phones, laptops and other digital devices of international travelers, including U.S. citizens. The searches jumped 58% last year to more than 30,000, alarming privacy advocates.

Source: U.S. dramatically increased searches of electronic devices at airports in 2017, alarming privacy advocates – LA Times

NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve

The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn’t destroyed, according to recent court filings.

Source: NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve – POLITICO

Americans prefer sharing life’s milestones with their social network than in person

The rise of social media has forged a seismic shift in the way people share life’s milestones with friends and family. More and more of us are announcing our significant events online on social platforms.

Source: Americans prefer sharing life’s milestones with their social network than in person | ZDNet

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