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Supreme Court Slams The Brakes On Obama's Clean Energy Plan

Today appeared to be a good day for US President Obama and the environment, what with the unveiling of a moonshot budget, complete with billions to improve the environment (and humanity!). The Supreme Court, however, is not joining in on the fun.

Uber Is Protesting Regulation Change With A Service Shut Down In Paris

The protested become the protesters. Uber is shutting down services in Paris today, to join other drivers from across the city in protest against regulations that could hurt non-taxi driving services.

France Demands Facebook Stop Tracking Non-Users And Sending Data To US 

French authorities are not impressed with Facebook: The nation’s data protection authority has told the social network that it has just three months to stop tracking the browsing of non-users.

A Single Facebook Tag Can Violate A Restraining Order, Says US Court

A New York judge has ruled that tagging someone in a Facebook post — and the subsequent notification that it generates — is enough to constitute a violation of a restraining order.

The US Copyright Office Wants You To Explain Why The DMCA Is So Bad

The DMCA takedown and counter-takedown procedures has been a mess for a while now. And it didn’t look like anyone who could fix it cared to. Which made it a surprise when the US Copyright Office asked for public comment on the issue on New Year’s Eve. That includes Australians.

How Hollywood Can Use The Law To Force You To Upgrade Your TV

So your mum bought you a copy of Mad Max: Fury Road on Ultra HD Blu-ray for Christmas and you want to play it on your old arse non-4K TV? A line of devices from HDfury makes it possible. Or at least, it used to.

Kim Dotcom Just Lost His US Extradition Hearing From New Zealand To The US

A court in New Zealand has judged that Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US, where he could face trial over huge copyright infringements speculated to have cost music and movie companies in the region of $US500m.

Thousands Of Prisoners Released Early In Washington State Because Of A Software Bug

It’s believed that over 3200 Washington state prisoners were released from their sentences early because of a bug which miscalculated time credits for their good behaviour.

Guess Which Company Helped Draft A US Bill That Classified Uber Drivers Exactly How Uber Wants Them Classified

Uber has long insisted that it’s simply a tech company, not a driving service — and new US legislation supports that narrow definition of its growing corporate empire. Guess which company helped draft the legislation. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess. Guess.

US Court Rules That Breaking Your Employer's Computer Policy Isn't A Crime

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion rejecting the government’s attempt to hold an employee criminally liable under the federal hacking statute — the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) — for violating his employer-imposed computer use restrictions.

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