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IT groups sue over Texas social media moderation law • …

(5 days ago) The law puts politically manipulative misinformation on equal footing with good-faith opinion and verifiable facts. If you choose to say that vaccines are poison or that racial superiority is proven, HB 20 will prevent major social media platforms from interfering.

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US lawmakers back draft law for almost algorithm-lite …

(2 days ago) 13. Copy. A proposed bipartisan law that would force tech companies to let netizens view posts and search results free of meddling by mysterious algorithms has gained further support in Congress. On Tuesday, US House reps Ken Buck (R-CO), David Cicilline (D-RI), Lori Trahan (D-MA), and Burgess Owens (R-UT) introduced the Filter Bubble

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New EU law may force big messaging vendors to open up

(2 days ago) 2 days ago · The European Parliament's new Digital Markets Act, adopted as a draft law this week, could compel big platforms owned by large firms including Apple, Google, and Facebook to make their tech interoperable.. Among other things, this might mean forcing the tech vendors' messaging apps to allow communication with other services.

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SafeToNet lawyers warned firm scanning tech could break …

(Just Now) Law enforcement bodies such as the National Crime Agency claim that wider adoption of E2EE will stop them from detecting paedophiles preying on children through messaging apps. Tech platforms and privacy advocates say E2EE is a vital tool to prevent and deter unlawful surveillance.

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China introduces laws to control 'super-large' platforms

(Just Now) Chinese tech minister says he's 'dealt with' 73,000 sites that breached the law Beijing explains what China's new data protection law really means – a month after it took effect But the Middle Kingdom's regulators have recently gone further than defining who is allowed to be a vendor.

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Please, no Moore: 'Law' that defined how chips have been

(Just Now) Moore's Law has induced more than half a century of intensive investment in making CMOS better, the end results of which are production lines finely tuned to creating billion-transistor chips at an atomic scale, with an armoury of tools and expertise around them. No technology still in the lab is going to leapfrog that by 2025.

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China plans laws for 'healthy' development of tech

(6 days ago) An Implementation Outline for the Construction of a Government under the Rule of Law, published in full in State-controlled organ Xinhua offers the formulation by which the Communist Party of China intends to govern between now and 2025. Among the tech-related plans are promotion of technological innovation, using digital technology to widen

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Brit law firm files suit against Google and Deepmind over

(4 days ago) The law firm argued that action would be an important step in seeking to address the "very real" public concerns about large-scale access to, and use of, private health data by technology companies. It also raises issues regarding the precise status and responsibility of such technology companies in the data protection context, both in this

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US Congress: Spying law is flawed, open to abuse, and

(2 days ago) Gems such as the collection of "Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities' requests (if any)" on the grounds of "Legitimate interest of WSM Group to defend its legal rights and interests" set teeth a-gnashing within the application's community of users.

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Sadly for Huawei, Biden signs The Secure Equipment Act

(2 days ago) The Secure Networks Act became law in March 2020 following concerns that 5G networks powered by Chinese kit could include backdoors inserted at Beijing’s behest. Skeptics pointed out that the law also gives American vendors a leg up by removing Huawei as a competitor.

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China puts continuous consent at the center of data

(8 days ago) China has passed a law that authorities say "further perfects" existing arrangements for protection of personal data. The new "Personal Information Protection Law of the People's Republic of China" comes into effect on November 1st, 2021, and comprises eight chapters and 74 articles that outline strict yet vague measures on how and when data is collected and managed, individuals' rights, …

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UK Telecommunications Act enshrined in law • The Register

(8 days ago) In case readers are in any doubt who one of those "high risk" vendors is, the statement from the department was titled "Government enshrines in law power to strip out Huawei." The banhammer was dropped on Huawei's 5G kit last year. The Shenzhen-based company's hardware must be eradicated from UK mobile networks by 2027.

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IoT security law has £10m fines for vuln reporting

(1 days ago) The new law has been years in the making and follows lots of international wailing and gnashing of teeth over non-existent minimum security standards for Internet of Things devices – which both the US and European Union (along with the UK) are tackling.Yet the bill as drafted will apply to mobile phones and similar smart devices too.

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UK data guardian critical of proposals to change UK data law

(8 days ago) Plans to change UK regulations could mean a 'significant departure' from EU law, watchdog says. The UK's National Data Guardian (NDG) has warned the government against watering down individuals' rights to challenge decisions made about them by artificial intelligence. The independent healthcare data rights watchdog also said the government's

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Google obeys South Korea law on payment systems in apps

(3 days ago) The South Korean law took shape a year after Epic Games filed lawsuits against Apple and Google to secure the right to use an alternative payment mechanism in iOS and Android apps. Epic, like many other publishers and developers, has been keen to avoid platform fees that had been 30 per cent until they were recently halved for low-revenue

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We'll match or overtake Moore's Law, promises Intel CEO

(2 days ago) Analysis Intel won't give up on Moore's Law, even though just about everyone has declared it dead or on its way out. "Moore's law is alive and well," said CEO Pat Gelsinger during a keynote at the Intel Innovation event, which was webcast on Wednesday.. He showed a chart tracking the semiconductor giant progressing along a trend line to 1 trillion transistors per device by 2030.

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UK promises big data law shake-up while also keeping

(7 days ago) The target of the new data shake-up will be cookie consent pop-ups, designed to help websites comply with EU law while allowing the traffic-tracking nuggets of code. Speaking to The Telegraph newspaper, Dowden said he planned to do away with "endless" cookie banners and only apply them when cookies pose a high risk to individuals' privacy.

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These six proposed bipartisan antitrust laws put Big Tech

(1 days ago) After the bills were approved, Rep David Cicilline (D-RI), who leads the panel's subcommittee on antitrust, tweeted: After 29 hours, and Big Tech’s best efforts, the House Judiciary Committee has passed all six bills of our agenda to build #AStrongerOnlineEconomy!Big win for consumers, workers, and small businesses!

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South Korea tables law to remove app stores' in-app

(1 days ago) 11. 11. Copy. South Korea will attempt to pass a law that gives app developers the right to use in-app payment services other than those offered by app stores. The nation's Science, ICT, Broadcasting and Communications Committee yesterday recommended amendments to the relevant telecoms legislation after more than a year of debate.

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Canon printers refuse to scan when out of ink – lawsuit

(7 days ago) 178. 178. Copy. Canon USA has been accused of forcing customers to buy ink cartridges when they only want to scan and fax documents using the manufacturer's so-called All-In-One multi-function printers. David Leacraft bought a Canon PIXMA MG2522 All-in-One Printer from Walmart in March, and was appalled when his device was incapable of scanning

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China adds detailed classifications to data protection law

(6 days ago) 5. Copy. China has ordered local organisations to conduct annual reviews of the data they hold, so they can apply proper protections as defined on a new three-tier classification scale. The order addresses confusing omissions in China's new data protection law which, as we reported upon its introduction, called for companies to define data as

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Judge nixes NEC counterclaim of license fraud against

(9 days ago) According to Oracle's complaint [], NECAM distributed Oracle software with its own Integra-ID 5 app, marketed as a biometrics identification system to law enforcement agencies.In so doing, Oracle claims NECAM exceeded its distribution rights under the terms of Oracle's Embedded Software License (ESL) and paid royalties at the ESL rate rather than the higher Application Specific …

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Online harms don’t need dangerous legislation, they need a

(2 days ago) The Online Harms Bill hasn't got much to say about online advertising. It notes that it's complicated, and that a Home Office working group has talked to folks "comprising representatives from advertising trade bodies, agencies, brands, law enforcement and the Internet Watch Foundation" about advertising, terrorism and child abuse content.

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Germany enacts 'anti-hacker' law • The Register

(2 days ago) In case readers are in any doubt who one of those "high risk" vendors is, the statement from the department was titled "Government enshrines in law power to strip out Huawei." The banhammer was dropped on Huawei's 5G kit last year. The Shenzhen-based company's hardware must be eradicated from UK mobile networks by 2027.

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They've only gone and done it – South Korea forces Apple

(5 days ago) South Korea's parliament has passed a law that requires Apple and Google to offer third-party payment options in their app stores. The Partial amendment to the Telecommunications Business Act passed through the National Assembly on Tuesday. It now awaits the formality of presidential assent before passing into law.

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Russia tells UN it wants vast expansion of cybercrime

(2 days ago) Russia has put forward a draft convention to the United Nations ostensibly to fight cyber-crime. The proposal, titled "United Nations Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes," [] calls for member states to develop domestic laws to punish a far broader set of offenses than current international rules recognize.

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UK inches closer to mandatory security certificates for

(6 days ago) Better security in UK.gov's eyes appears to mean MSPs and other cloud service providers will have to comply with the NCSC-backed Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF) "or a framework based on it," industry feedback to the government-sponsored survey said.. The UK loves cybersecurity so much, it's going to regulate managed service providers' infosec practices in law

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England's Data Guardian warns of plans to grant police

(5 days ago) Proposed law could 'erode trust and confidence' in healthcare. Lindsay Clark Mon 11 Oct 2021 // 12:16 UTC . 43. 43. Copy. England's National Data Guardian has warned that government plans to allow data sharing between NHS bodies and the police could "erode trust and confidence" in doctors and other healthcare providers.

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California disclosure law has national reach • The Register

(8 days ago) The law, called "SB 1386," is intended to combat identity theft. It passed last September in the wake of a high-profile computer intrusion into a California state government system that housed payroll information on 200,000 state workers, in which the victim employees were not warned that their personal information was stolen until weeks after the incident.

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Citing cross-border data transfer and privacy concerns

(5 days ago) By 2025, China aims to have “significantly improved judicial transparency, standardization and credibility of securities law enforcement,” among other lofty and vague goals. A coordinated working group to combat illegal activities is also proposed, but not assigned a timeline.

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Australia rules Facebook page operators are legally liable

(4 days ago) The independent healthcare data rights watchdog also said the government's consultation on changes to data protection law following the UK's departure from the EU makes proposals that would represent a "significant departure" from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), potentially jeopardising data-sharing arrangements.

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US Copyright Office eases rules on infosec, right to

(5 days ago) They get reformulated every three years, though the first such rulemaking took place in 2000, only two years after the law was enacted. The rulemaking ritual is the legislative equivalent of Groundhog Day – a film in which the protagonist lives one day over and over. Initially, there were only two exemptions: accessing digitally protected web

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UK watchdog would cease to enforce data protection law if

(1 days ago) A barrister for the Information Commissioner's Office hinted the regulator would stop enforcing the law on data breaches if the Supreme Court sides with Google in a case about class-action lawsuits. The startling threat was made on behalf of the ICO by barrister Gerry Facenna QC, who was intervening on the authority's behalf in the Lloyd v

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China whacks Alibaba with US$2.8bn fine for breaking

(6 days ago) Alibaba has humbly accepted that it broke China's antitrust laws and will pay a colossal fine. Chinese authorities fined Alibaba Group US$2.77bn on Saturday, the largest antitrust penalty Beijing has ever issued. The fine represents four percent of Alibaba's most recent full-year earnings.

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Pas de problème Quebec just passed a website blocking law

(4 days ago) A law allowing a government agency to restrict access to specific websites in order to cause direct financial benefit to another website is not the sort of thing that courts look positively on. Another legal argument to be put forward is that the law attempts to …

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China's tech minister signals ongoing crackdown of apps

(7 days ago) Chinese tech minister says he's 'dealt with' 73,000 sites that breached the law Ongoing crackdown saw apps 1.83 million apps tested, 4,200 told to clean up their act, pop-up ads popped. Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor Mon 18 Oct 2021 // 07:56 UTC . 9. 9. Copy. China's Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Xiao Yaqing, has given a rare

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Please, no Moore: 'Law' that defined how chips have been

(3 days ago) Moores "Law" was NEVER a Law, merely an observation. Over the last 10 years I have been involved in 2 road traffic accidents. Therefore, over the next 10 years I will be involved in 2 more RTAs? There are so many variables at play that at best that …

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Moore's Law isn't dead, chip boffin declares – we need it

(3 days ago) That law is an observation by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore in the 1960s that the number of transistors on a chip doubles roughly every two years, leading people to expect processor performance to double over the same period. It's also a law that's been dying since at least 1999, and considered dead since 2018.

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Advertisers say new cookie law met by browser settings

(Just Now) Crucially, the new law provides a solid legal basis for cookie management tools in browsers and other applications," said a statement from the bodies. The privacy settings of most browsers can be adjusted by users to block or allow some or all cookies. IAB Europe said that the 'preamble' to the law underlines its case.

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Amazon settles for $11m with workers in unpaid bag-search

(1 days ago) The lead plaintiff, Khadijah Robertson, alerted the court to the California Supreme Court's ruling earlier concerning Apple. Her lawyers argued the state's high court held that a class of Apple workers was owed pay for screening time under California law requiring that workers be paid for the time they spend under an employer's control. ®

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Home Office advises Police to break the law • The Register

(2 days ago) Home Office advice to Police Forces in the UK is wrong in law and likely to leave cash-strapped police authorities incurring some very large legal bills over the coming months. That was the view given to El Reg today by Matthew Ryder, a barrister specialising in police powers and human rights. Following the recent ruling by the Strasbourg Court

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Japan picks AWS and Google for first gov cloud push • The

(4 days ago) The independent healthcare data rights watchdog also said the government's consultation on changes to data protection law following the UK's departure from the EU makes proposals that would represent a "significant departure" from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), potentially jeopardising data-sharing arrangements.

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EU Commission to extend antitrust probe into Nvidia-Arm

(3 days ago) The independent healthcare data rights watchdog also said the government's consultation on changes to data protection law following the UK's departure from the EU makes proposals that would represent a "significant departure" from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), potentially jeopardising data-sharing arrangements.

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China says it applied to join digital free trade deal days

(9 days ago) China says it applied to join digital free trade deal days after proposing law against cross-border data flow . China's Ministry of Commerce said on Monday the country has officially applied for entry into the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).

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'We will not rest until the periodic table is exhausted

(5 days ago) Moore's Law is an observation that with time key computer hardware is/was getting faster as we got better at making denser integrated circuits. Since it was an observation, which has been revised a couple times, it will eventually fail as it was not based on any fundamental physics that will allow unending speed increases.

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