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Senate passes bill to renew controversial NSA spying powers

Senate passes bill to renew controversial NSA spying powers

5 hours ago   |   The Verge   |   7 articles

The Senate has voted to reauthorize a controversial legal authority that enables vast government surveillance programs, including spying operations used by the NSA. Passed 65...
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YouTuber wins damages in landmark UK revenge porn case

7 hours ago   |   Engadget   |   3 articles

YouTuber Chrissy Chambers has won damages in a landmark legal case against a former partner who posted revenge porn online. The vlogger was dating a British male - who remains...
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A YouTuber successfully sued her ex-boyfriend in a landmark revenge porn ruling - and then proposed to her co-star on the court steps

A YouTuber successfully sued her ex-boyfriend in a landmark revenge porn ruling - and then proposed to her co-star on the court steps

12 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Chrissy Chambers, half of YouTube duo BriaAndChrissy, won a legal case Wednesday. She sought damages at the UK's High Court for videos published on RedTube by her ex. The...
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Drunk drone operators face jail and a fine in New Jersey

Drunk drone operators face jail and a fine in New Jersey

21 hours ago   |   SlashGear

New Jersey has signed into a law a new bill that makes it illegal for drone owners to operate their UAVs while drunk. Assuming a drone owner is caught flying a drone with too...
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FCC proposes $500m funding to speed up rural broadband rollout

FCC proposes $500m funding to speed up rural broadband rollout

1 day ago   |   SlashGear

On Monday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai introduced a proposal to commissioners that would provide more than $500 million in funding for accelerating the rollout of broadband in rural...
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6 things that prevent Blockchain from ruling the world

6 things that prevent Blockchain from ruling the world

1 day ago   |   TechRadar

The blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin which is currently dominating the headlines, due to its meteoric rise over the past month, and the equally massive plunge it has...
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Sakura will be tournament legal in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition at Evo Japan

1 day ago   |   Shoryuken   |   7 articles

With the release of any new character, there always comes the question of whether or not that character will be allowed for use at any tournaments being run close to their...
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Instagram and Google are buzzkills for dispensaries - CNET

1 day ago   |   CNET   |   2 articles

We look at the strained relationship between tech companies and legal marijuana shops. Also, VR might have found a solution to one of its biggest annoyances.
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Ofcom sets spectrum auction date amid Three legal battle

1 day ago   |   CBR   |   2 articles

The regulator is bringing the auction forward to benefit the public by providing deployment of quick, higher quality service sooner.
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Twitch takes legal action following spambot incident

1 day ago   |   GamesIndustry   |   2 articles

Brandan Lukus Apple faces "mischief in relation to computer data" over 150,000 spam messages across 1,000 channels
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Amazon announces 20 finalist cities for its second headquarters

Amazon announces 20 finalist cities for its second headquarters

Amazon has narrowed the search for its second headquarters down to 20 cities, which it intends to work with to make a final pick by the end of 2018. The finalists are: Atlanta... Read more ...

The Best Tweets About Nintendo's Labo Reveal

The Best Tweets About Nintendo's Labo Reveal

Things got spicy yesterday when Nintendo revealed its newest toy in the bag was, uh, a lot of cardboard. No, really. You can decide for yourself what you think of it, as the... Read more ...

Senate passes controversial spying law that scoops up Americans' phone calls...

Senate passes controversial spying law that scoops up Americans' phone calls and emails without a warrant

The Senate voted 65-34 on extending a controversial warrantless-surveillance program. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the measure by the end of the week. Despite... Read more ...

I'm sure it's just a coincidence that 2017 was one of the hottest years on...

I'm sure it's just a coincidence that 2017 was one of the hottest years on record

2017 was one of the hottest years on record, according to new data from NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Depending on who you listen to, last year was... Read more ...

How to get the most from your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller battery

How to get the most from your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller battery

The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is a great accessory for the system. Here's how to make the most of its battery so you never have to go back to using the Joy-Con grip for... Read more ...

A new Vampyr web series showcases the upcoming Xbox and PC game's dark world

A new Vampyr web series showcases the upcoming Xbox and PC game's dark world

Vampyr is a dark role-playing game from the creators of Life Is Strange and Remember Me. Today, the developer invited gamers into their studio for a deeper look into the... Read more ...

Huawei is swapping its own messaging app for Google's Android Messages

Huawei is swapping its own messaging app for Google's Android Messages

Over the next few months Huawei will be leaving its own messenger app behind and switching over to Google's Android Messages app. Android Messages is powered by Rich... Read more ...

Tim Cook apologizes, says iPhone users can disable battery slowdowns in next...

Tim Cook apologizes, says iPhone users can disable battery slowdowns in next iOS update

In a TV interview, Cook apologized but said Apple users may not have been paying attention when the company told them about the practice. Read more ...

Comcast Xfinity Mobile BYOD launches for some iPhones

Comcast Xfinity Mobile BYOD launches for some iPhones

Comcast just announced a big change to its Xfinity Mobile MVNO service, which allows its customers to get mobile service through the company via Verizon's network and Comcast... Read more ...

Uber's big SoftBank deal has officially closed

Uber's big SoftBank deal has officially closed

SoftBank's $1.2 billion primary direct investment deal has officially closed, according to Uber itself, which confirmed the deal closure and provided the following statement to... Read more ...