News tagged with law

Data retention flopped in Europe and should be rejected here

When it comes to metadata the federal government appears to have learnt nothing and forgotten everything. Statements this week by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Attorney-General George Brandis display the same confusion evident in recent testimony to parlia ...

Aug 07, 2014
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Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Friday making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from a wireless provider, so long as the service contract has expired.

Aug 01, 2014
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Putin signs law seen as crimping social media

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a law requiring Internet companies to store all personal data of Russian users at data centres in Russia, a move which could chill criticism on foreign social networking ...

Jul 22, 2014
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Bible museum planned for US capital

The devout Christian family that upended a part of President Barack Obama's health care law aims to open a Bible museum in Washington in 2017, a spokesperson for the project said Friday.

Jul 18, 2014
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How Google and friends aim to block patent trolls

Google, Canon and other information technology corporations last week announced they're banding together in an attempt to fix an allegedly broken patent system and squash the wave of patent trolls and privateers ...

Jul 14, 2014
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FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman

J. Keith Mularski's world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI in 1998. Now recognized as a foremost expert on cybercrime, Mularski's profile has risen since the U.S. Justice Department ...

Jul 14, 2014
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