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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.


What Are The Rules About Operating A Drone In Australia?

Scored a drone/quadcopter/flying camera rig for Christmas? Good on you! Now how do you go about flying the damn thing without falling foul of Australia’s flight feds at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority? Here are the rules.


Proposed Australian Copyright Law Changes Still Don't Cover Fair Use

The Department of Communications have released a draft of proposed amendments to the Copyright Act, however Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) says it doesn’t do enough to address digital content and fair use.


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.


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.


Websites Are Being Sued For Infringing An HTTPS Encryption Patent

A number of companies, including AT&T, Netflix and Yahoo, are being sued because their websites are said to use a version of HTTPS that infringes a patent relating to encryption.


You Can Go To Jail For Having The File For A 3D-Printed Gun

Ever downloaded the plans to print a gun with a 3D printer? Under new NSW laws, you could be up for a massive jail term.


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