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Dutch court orders Facebook to ban celebrity crypto scam ads after another lawsuit

Dutch court orders Facebook to ban celebrity crypto scam ads after another lawsuit

A Dutch court has ruled that Facebook can be required to use filter technologies to identify and pre-emptively take down fake ads linked to crypto currency scams that carry the image of a media personality, John de Mol, and other well known celebrities. The Dutch celerity filed a lawsuit against Facebook in April over the…
How leaked court documents reveal Facebook’s fundamental paranoia

How leaked court documents reveal Facebook’s fundamental paranoia

Oh fine, let’s talk about some ancient Facebook history. Once upon a time there was an atrocious company called Six4Three. It made an app called Pikinis that found photos of your Facebook friends in their swimsuits and organized them all in one place. It was basically the living embodiment of contemporary fears over misuses of…
US court let police search GEDmatch’s entire DNA database despite protections

US court let police search GEDmatch’s entire DNA database despite protections

GEDmatch came under the spotlight in 2018 after it was revealed that California police used its database to identify the Golden State Killer, who killed a dozen people in the '70s and '80s and was accused of over 50 rapes, through his relatives. It also came to light that cops have been using it to…
Texas court upholds “do it on a computer” check-cashing patent

Texas court upholds “do it on a computer” check-cashing patent

Alice in chains — USAA claims it invented a key feature of mobile check cashing. Timothy B. Lee - Oct 31, 2019 5:23 pm UTC Enlarge / A woman possibly infringing two USAA patents.Hero Images / GettyIn 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that you can't get a patent for implementing an otherwise abstract idea on…
After court loss, Ajit Pai complains about states regulating broadband

After court loss, Ajit Pai complains about states regulating broadband

Broadband regulation — Pai is mad, but FCC repeal of net neutrality pushed states to fill regulatory gap. Jon Brodkin - Oct 22, 2019 7:49 pm UTC Enlarge / Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2018, in National Harbor, Maryland. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai…
The court let the FCC kill net neutrality, here’s why

The court let the FCC kill net neutrality, here’s why

There is also a quote from Macbeth? Let’s experience this together It’s been a hard week for net neutrality supporters, as the Trump Federal Communication Commission’s decision to strip neutrality rules from the internet was upheld by the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. It was a fairly narrow win for the FCC, as…
Europe’s top court sets new line on policing illegal speech online

Europe’s top court sets new line on policing illegal speech online

Europe’s top court has set a new line for the policing of illegal speech online. The ruling has implications for how speech is regulated on online platforms — and is likely to feed into wider planned reform of regional rules governing platforms’ liabilities. Per the CJEU decision, platforms such as Facebook can be instructed to…
A Court Says Repealing Net Neutrality Was (Mostly) OK

A Court Says Repealing Net Neutrality Was (Mostly) OK

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld most of the Federal Communications Commission's 2017 decision to jettison Obama-era net neutrality rules, at least for now. But the court said the FCC overstepped its authority in banning states from enforcing their own net neutrality regulations.The mixed decision is the latest twist in the long battle over net…
Ajit Pai wins (and loses) in court as net neutrality repeal is mostly upheld

Ajit Pai wins (and loses) in court as net neutrality repeal is mostly upheld

Net neutrality — Court upholds repeal of US rules but rejects FCC attempt to block state laws. Jon Brodkin - Oct 1, 2019 3:09 pm UTC Getty Images | KagenmiA federal appeals court today upheld the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules but said the FCC cannot preempt all state net neutrality laws.…
Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies

Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies

Europe’s top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes for dropping cookies are not legally valid. Consent must be obtained prior to storing or accessing non-essential cookies, such as tracking cookies for targeted advertising. Consent cannot be implied or assumed. It’s a decision that — at stroke — plunges websites into legal hot water in…

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Jake Paul, Tana Mongeau’s ‘wedding’ is part of a bigger YouTube...

After months of vlogs, Instagram Stories, and intense build up, YouTube stars Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau brought their closest friends, families, hundreds of strangers, thousands of online viewers, and a full MTV camera crew to Las Vegas on Sunday to watch the two controversial creators “get married.” The result is a troubling but inevitable…

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