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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Scared of crime? Good.

In the past half-century, fear of crime in the United States has fueled "white flight" from big cities, become known as a quality of life issue and prompted scholars and law enforcement experts to address ...

Aug 12, 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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Facebook unfriends federal drug agency

(AP)—Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.

Oct 17, 2014
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Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Oct 20, 2014
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