Max Michael

Senior Writer

I’m a technology reporter located near the Innovation District of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

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US Regulator Closes Tesla Investigation, Will Not Recall Vehicles

As we reported back in June, The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) had opened an investigation into Tesla Motors following a fatal crash. Joshua Brown was killed when his…


China Passes Cybersecurity Law Despite Foreign Criticism

China has adopted a new cybersecurity law which has been criticized by foreign commenters as worsening the censorship already employed by China. Some companies have also expressed concerned that they…

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Facebook Investigated in Germany Over Hate Speech

Facebook has come under tremendous pressure in Germany to remove hate speech from its platform. In September, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas stated the German government is conducting a study…

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Belgian Court Fines Skype for Not Intercepting Communications

The Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg has reported that Skype has been fined €30,000, or about $33,000, for not intercepting the communications of its users. In 2012, the company…

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Merkel Wants Online Platforms to Reveal Algorithms

Speaking at a conference Munich earlier this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on large Internet platforms to disclose their algorithms to the public. Although she did not specify any…

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FCC Publishes Broadband Privacy Rules

The Federal Communications Commission(FCC) has adopted new rules which broadband providers must adhere to regarding the privacy of customer data. The FCC has published a press release as well as…

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Twitter Announces Layoffs, Lackluster Growth in Q3 Report

In its quarterly report for Q3 of 2016, Twitter has announced a restructuring which will see 9% of its work force laid off.  The company has never turned a profit…

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AT&T Secretly Gave Information On Network to Government Agencies

Documents obtained by The Daily Beast have shed light on AT&T’s massive data mining operation to assist in government surveillance. The program is called Project Hemisphere. It was mentioned in…

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Chinese Firm Recalls Devices Used in Last Week’s DDoS Attack

Last week, a DDoS attack targeting the DNS provider Dyn managed to disrupt access to many popular sites like Twitter, Amazon, and PayPal. It was discovered that many Internet of…

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Facebook Moderators Wanted Hateful Trump Post Removed

Inside sources have told that Wall Street Journal that the Facebook moderation team wanted to remove a post by presidential candidate Donald Trump. However, leadership at Facebook, including CEO Mark…

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