The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill limiting the control Apple and Google have over their mobile app stores, by a slim 31 to 29 vote. The bill would prevent the companies from forcing app developers to use their own in-app payment systems, which take a 15% to 30% cut of transactions. The bill will now move to the Arizona State Senate. The advancement of the bill is a loss for...
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Signal Chief Meredith Whittaker Could Use Some Backup in the Fight for Encryption
I was about to sit down for coffee in Brooklyn with Meredith Whittaker when she started apologizing for the messages blowing up her phone. “Sorry, we’re launching our post-quantum protocol today,” she said while tapping away in—what else—her Signal app. Whittaker, the president of the Signal Foundation, the nonprofit behind the world’s most heavily encrypted...
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