Legal

Spreading fake stories online is now a major crime in China

China’s latest attempt to control what’s said on the Internet comes in the form of an amendment to the government’s criminal...
Avatar of Carl Durrek Carl Durrek
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Amazon and Google have joined the FAA’s drone registration task force

This Christmas is going to create thousands and thousands of first-time drone owners, and the FAA want to have some proper regulations...
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Car makers can no longer sue you for hacking your own car

It disgusts me that many of the things that consumers in the United States purchase aren’t actually theirs, despite the fact...
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Europe’s horrendous net neutrality “protections” have been passed

Earlier today, the European Parliament voted in favor of its controversial net neutrality protections, the same ones that activists and technology companies have criticized for containing...
Avatar of Lorie Wimble Lorie Wimble
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Wikimedia’s anti-NSA lawsuit has been dismissed by a judge

You may remember that lawsuit that Wikimedia and a handful of other organizations filed against the NSA for its mass surveillance...
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How would mandatory drone registrations affect Americans?

Commercial drones have been a major problem for federal regulators for a while now, especially since they can’t seem to find...
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The United States will soon require drones to be registered

Commercial drones are far more dangerous than most people realize, as not only can they crash into things on the ground if...
Avatar of Sal McCloskey Sal McCloskey
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Google’s massive book-scanning project has been declared legal

When Google started scanning tens of millions of books in order to make them available online, authors from across the globe...
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The government won’t force encryption backdoors… for now

The post-Snowden world has seen technology giants like Apple and Google embracing encryption more than ever before in order to combat...
Avatar of Chastity Mansfield Chastity Mansfield
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Xiaomi may be in legal trouble for calling its smartphones the best

Most countries have numerous regulations that prevent companies from falsely advertising their products, but those companies also have a bunch of tricks...
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Smartphone passcodes are protected by the Fifth Amendment

For the handful of you who’ve never seen a courtroom scene in a movie or television show where the Fifth Amendment...
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Apple just won an important patent case against Samsung

I can’t imagine a world in which Apple and Samsung aren’t embroiled in a bunch of legal battles with each other, but at...
Avatar of Lorie Wimble Lorie Wimble
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Ellen Pao has given up her fight against Kleiner Perkins

A three-year-long legal battle came to a close earlier today, one that had come to symbolize Silicon Valley’s numerous issues with sexism....
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China is punishing people for spreading “rumors” about it online

Talking about China’s stock market plunge or the deadly explosions that recently hit Tianjin are apparently a punishable offense in China....
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
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Pro-ISIS tweets earned this American teen eleven years in prison

Ali Shukri Amin has never engaged in any kind of violent terrorism, but the 17-year-old American did operate a Twitter account...
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The Pirate Bay co-founder got re-arrested as soon as he left prison

I hope Gottfrid Svartholm enjoyed his thirty seconds of freedom, because after the Pirate Bay co-founder was released from Danish prison for the...
Avatar of Connor Livingston Connor Livingston
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Ashley Madison’s owners are now facing a $578 million lawsuit

Exposing someone’s infidelity can ruin their lives, and I can only imagine how many lives have been affected by the recent...
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Popcorn Time users are now being targeted by lawsuits

Copyright holders have been making examples of unfortunate Internet users who have allegedly shared copyrighted material for years, but most of...
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