Penny Mordaunt, Leader of the House of Commons, has said the Online Safety Bill has been temporarily paused for further scrutiny. She assured colleagues that it would be back soon.
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Meta has highlighted a recent technical implementation in Facebook that is designed to deter unauthorized data scrapers from guessing and repeatedly accessing URLs to access user data.
All "cryptocurrency transactions" are now illegal in China, ruled the country's Supreme Court. The broad nature of the ruling suggests investing or trading in crypto tokens could be criminal.
Russia's Roskomnadzor internet commission has ordered Google to comply with its order of removing illegal content or face fines and have its services throttled in the country. It gave Google 24 hours.
Google has announced a new AI tool that is now part of its Content Safety API. The new tool is intended to help organisations find and remove child sexual abuse materials on their platforms.
Sony has been working preemptively to combat World Cup piracy online. The firm, which holds the rights to the event in some Asian countries, told streaming sites not to stream the event, or else.
Google has yanked a pro-independence Catalonian referendum app from the Google Play Store for users inside of Spain. It's part of efforts by the courts to stifle a referendum taking place.
Scotland is due to hold a summit later this week in order to work out how it can tackle the amount of under-18s committing sexual crimes. Experts are blaming online porn for the sharp rise.
China's Ministry of Public Security has put four people into detention for causing panic by spreading false rumours that subsequent earthquakes, following the one in Sichuan, had hit the country.
A father and son in the US have been sentenced to 46 and 106 months in jail respectively for operating an unlicensed money transmission business through the popular bitcoin exchange, LocalBitcoins.
In a decision that's bound to have repercussions throughout the Union, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the sale of media boxes pre-configured for piracy is now illegal.
The extent to which piracy is impacting sales of premium TV content in the UK has been revealed by a YouGov study. It shows that five million people are illegally streaming, and more are planning to.
A new study by Terbium Labs has shown that the majority of the dark web, accessible through Tor, is in fact legal content. Drugs make up, by far, the largest section of illegal content.
An amendment to a proposed law in Russia will see those issuing surrogate currencies - such as Bitcoin - face up to seven years in prison. The new amendment also introduces fines of up to £25,000.
The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has said that due to increase in dating platform use, first-date rapes have increased six-fold. Most offenders were found to have no prior convictions.
New music streaming site, Wefre, launched two weeks ago with a Kickstarter campaign. Now it has postponed the site and cancelled the Kickstarter fearing legal ramifications.
A drone carrying 3 kilograms of meth crashed in a supermarket's parking lot a couple of days ago. The Tijuana Police and other authorities have varying views regarding its whereabouts.
The City of London police have announced a new campaign that's aimed at depriving websites with illegal content of their ad revenue. The police use a program to replace paid ads with a police warning.
A change in UK law means that pornography is to be blocked by default, becoming an opt-in feature. The move is ostensibly an effort to limit access to illegal content or underage content.
In what may be the first case of its kind, federal authorities have seized Bitcoins, the all-digital currency, from a South Carolina man for breaching the Controlled Substances Act in the USA.
The latest figures from the UK's communications regulator, Ofcom, show an increase in online piracy, with 18% of all web users aged 12 and over accessing content online via an illegal source.
The most common, free method of watching a video DVD on Linux actually circumvents the CSS protection on the disc, which is technically illegal under the DMCA in the United States
The UK High Court strikes back: Following last years ruling that The Pirate Bay and its known addresses must be blocked by all major ISPs, the Court has now added three other sites to the ruling.
Google's Takedown requests have increased by over 1,000% compared to last year. The search giant now handles more than a million takedown requests weekly, from various groups and reporters.
After The Pirate Bay was blocked in an attempt to curb illegal downloading, it has been found that the exercise was ineffective. Even information shared by ISPs seem to correspond with this.
A hacker going by the name of Reckz0r or "Jeremy", claims to have gained over 50GB of data from Visa and Mastercard customers, it would be wise to watch your credit info closely.
Here at Neowin we're hoping you're enjoying your Tuesday, as this week's Trivia focuses on piracy, which is still a major issue for content providers worldwide. Read on for some facts about piracy
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