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  1. cageymaru

    Senator to Introduce Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Aimed at Children

    Senator Josh Hawley announced the introduction of legislation that would ban loot boxes, pay-to-win, and other monetization practices that target children. This includes video game industry practices that entice players to spend real money for competitive advantages over other players. Another...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Huawei Launches a Lawsuit in Texas

    Last year, the U.S. government reportedly tried to get its allies to stop buying Huawei equipment, and the Department of Justice charged the Chinese tech giant with 23 crimes late last January. But today, Huawei is firing back, as the company has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government in...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    German Court Upholds Paid Amazon Review Case

    Representing another win in the fight against paid reviews, a recent report claims that a German court upheld an Amazon case against undisclosed, paid reviews on their site. The provider supposedly offered 3rd party Amazon sellers positive reviews in exchange for some sort of compensation, such...
  4. cageymaru

    TikTok Settles with FTC for $5.7 Million After Violating Child Protection Laws

    TikTok, formerly Musical.ly, has agreed to pay a record $5.7 million fine to settle FTC allegations that it violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The company's app illegally collected personal information from children by failing to seek parental consent before allowing...
  5. cageymaru

    Department of Justice Charges Huawei and Its Executives with 23 Crimes

    A 10-count indictment was unsealed today that charged Huawei Device Co., Ltd and Huawei Device Co. USA with theft of trade secrets conspiracy, attempted theft of trade secrets, seven counts of wire fraud, and one count of obstruction of justice. The indictment details Huawei's efforts to steal...
  6. cageymaru

    The Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Consumer Protections in Biometrics Case

    The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in favor of consumer protections and privacy in a case that has broad implications related to the collection of biometric data. Stacy Rosenbach sued Six Flags Great America over the electronic collection of her son's fingerprints to use a season pass. She...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Utah Could be the First State With a Digital Privacy Law

    Fox 13 in Salt Lake City reports that Craig Hall, a member of Utah's house of representatives, introduced a "Electronic Information or Data Privacy" bill that could be the first of its kind in the nation. Among other things, the bill would extend some legal protections physical items are given...
  8. cageymaru

    Star Control: Origins Has Been Removed from Stores Due to DMCA Take Down Notice

    Star Control: Origins is in the process of being removed from digital storefronts such as Steam and GOG as members of the original development team have filed a DMCA take down notice against Stardock. Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford have filed the DMCA take down in the U.S. District Court for the...
  9. cageymaru

    China Is Considering a Law to Make Forced Tech Transfers Illegal

    China is reportedly considering a law that would make it illegal to force foreign investors to transfer technology to China. This law would "ensure foreign investors enjoy equal treatment with domestic counterparts in China, except in those excluded areas specified in a negative list." The...
  10. cageymaru

    15 Websites Offering DDoS-For-Hire Services Were Seized by the Justice Department

    The Justice Department has announced the seizure of 15 websites that were offering DDoS-for-hire services and the filing of criminal charges against the three individuals that ran them. Distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS attacks cripple computer networks by flooding the targeted computers...
  11. cageymaru

    CenturyLink Blocks Internet Access to Utah Customers Until They Click Pop-Up

    CenturyLink blocked internet access to its Utah customers until they clicked a pop-up that advertised CenturyLink @Ease internet filtering software. Utah has a new law that requires all internet service providers (ISP) make known to their customers the existence of content filtering software for...
  12. cageymaru

    Chinese Hackers Are Expected to be Charged with Breaking into U.S. Service Providers

    The Chinese government sponsored hacking group known as "APT 10" or "cloudhopper" is expected to be charged with a multiyear scheme of breaking into U.S. technology service providers in order to compromise the networks of their clients. "The service providers often are not the initial victim...
  13. DooKey

    New Online Cancellation Law Benefits Many Disgruntled Subscribers

    A new California law that took effect this month is going to help people cancel their subscriptions online. The new law makes it mandatory for a business that makes an automatic renewal or continuous service offer to a customer in the state to allow that customer to cancel online if they...
  14. R

    California Considering New Data Privacy Regulation

    In a report from NPR yesterday, following Europe's new privacy laws that went into effect on Friday, California is considering new legislation regarding online privacy. The California Consumer Privacy Act will likely be on the ballot in November, and will require business' to have a "clear and...
  15. DooKey

    New Senate Bill Includes Jail Time for Executives Who Conceal Data Breaches

    In the it's about time department, Senate Democrats have submitted a bill that will provide for jail time for executives that conceal data breaches. Maybe with something like this in force these big companies might actually take cybersecurity seriously and protect our private data to the best...
  16. R

    The World May Be Headed For a Fragmented "Splinternet"

    Countries around the world are passing laws regarding social media and search results. The growing issue is several of these country-specific laws are written so they must be enforced globally. Vivek Krishnamurthy, assistant director of Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, goes into great...
  17. Zarathustra[H]

    EU Authorities Demand Changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter

    The European Commission is at it again, threatening to fine social media companies over consumer protection regulations. (Caution, link contains a video which plays automatically) This time it is over their slow response time in removing abusive, illegal, threatening or slanderous content...
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