Christian Brazil Bautista

Christian Brazil Bautista

Christian Brazil Bautista is an experienced journalist who has been writing about technology and music for the past decade. He is a recent New York transplant from Manila, Philippines and spends most of his days playing video games on the subway and having arguments about punk records over Skype. He hopes to one day understand why people go to Whole Foods. You can reach him at @cbrazilbautista on Twitter and on Facebook.

Google, Mozilla blacklists China’s web registrar over breach

Google and Mozilla have announced that they will blacklist digital certificates from the China Internet Network Information Center, the country’s main Internet agency.

Tech companies condemn religious freedom legislation in Indiana and Arkansas

In a joint statement, a group led by executives from Twitter, Airbnb, Tumblr, and LinkedIn called for the establishment of legal protection for gays and lesbians under civil rights laws. Earlier, Apple's Tim Cook wrote a similar piece.

Obama signs order to impose sanctions on foreign hackers

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that imposes sanctions on foreign hackers that engage in “destructive attacks or commercial espionage” against US targets.
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Facebook is tracking you all the time, new study claims

According to research from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Leuven’s Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT, Facebook’s Internet tracking activities extend even to those who have not signed up to their service.

Ericsson bid to ban iPhone sales moves ahead with ITC probe

The International Trade Commission, an independent agency that specializes in investigating trade violations, has agreed to look into Ericsson’s claim that Apple infringed on its LTE technology patent.

The NSA almost ended phone spying before Snowden leaks

The NSA was considering shutting down its clandestine call data collection program months before Edward Snowden leaked classified information in 2013. Now the old proposal to end the program could be used to justify the end of the program.

One dead in fatal shooting at NSA headquarters

A fatal shooting has occurred at the gates of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland, leaving one person dead and two others injured. It's unclear what the suspects' motives were, but terrorism has been ruled out.

Safari users suit against Google moves forward in UK courts

A group of Internet privacy activists are claiming that Google bypassed their privacy settings in Safari through cookies that kept track of their Internet activity without their knowledge.

Two lawsuits are challenging the FCC’s new net neutrality rules

About a month after the Federal Communications Commission approved new Net neutrality rules, legal challenges questioning the validity of the agency’s decision are starting to pour in.

Fortune names Apple’s Tim Cook the ‘World’s Greatest Leader’

Fortune Magazine named Tim Cook the “World Greatest Leader,” catapulting the Apple chief executive over heads of states and religious leaders like Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Tech giants demand end to NSA spying, as Patriot Act is set to expire

In a letter addressed to the President, a coalition made up of privacy advocates, technology firms, and trade companies called the NSA phone spying program “untenable,” and urged the House to move forward with reforms.

HTC One E9 shows off its glossy plastic design on Twitter

The photo, which was released by @upleaks earlier today, shows the device from several angles, revealing traits like a glossy back made of plastic and an unusually large camera lens