UK Government to Require Schools to Teach Online 

 US Senate Summons Tech Bosses

  • The US Senate Commerce Committee has voted to subpoena the heads of Google, Facebook, and Twitter
  • It means that Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey face being quizzed by senators about their policies on different types of content
  • One focus will be the legal protections they enjoy regarding what they leave up and take down on their platforms
  • They are also likely to be challenged over controversies about privacy and misinformation
  • Both Republicans and Democrats on the committee voted unanimously to summon the chief executives
  • However, each side is likely to have different priorities – with some Republican members speaking about the alleged censorship of conservative views online, while Democrats focus on competition and misinformation

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Bank Details and Passwords of Charities at Risk Due to Hack 

  • Bank account information and users’ passwords are feared to be stolen by hackers in a security breach at a service used to raise donations from millions of people
  • Many UK universities and charities, as well as hundreds of other organisations worldwide, use the software involved
  • Its developer Blackbaud made the admission in a regulatory filing.
  • The firm previously said the theft had been limited to other personal data – but not payment details
  • Blackbaud said it was contacting affected clients, who will need to send follow-up alerts to at least some of the donors they had already contacted about the incident
  • “We have informed the small subset of Blackbaud customers who were part of this development, we apologise that this happened and will continue to do our very best to supply help and support as we and our customers jointly navigate this cyber-crime incident’ the company said in a statement.