A Filipino lawmaker has presented a bill that declares ghosting a criminal offense that could be punishable by community service. The ludicrous document has little chance of being passed as law.
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Microsoft has announced four U.S.-centric initiatives to foster a healthy culture at its workplace. These include removing non-compete clauses for almost all employee and increasing pay transparency.
The European Union has agreed to make USB-C the charging standard for a wide range of electronics, including phones and tablets, by 2024. The legislation will also apply to laptops around 2026.
The UK government has told the gaming industry to stop giving kids access to loot boxes over fears that it leads to gambling addiction. It wants them to self-regulate but is open to legislating.
Intel has seen a major victory in court as a 2009 European Commission ruling and a $1.2 billion fine against it for anticompetitive behavior and practices to stifle AMD has been overturned.
Today, the European Parliament will be voting on a new legislation by the European Commission to standardize USB-C charging across most devices. If it becomes law, OEMs will have two years to comply.
Following massive backlash to Tripwire CEO John Gibson's controversial statement in favor of Texas' anti-abortion law, the studio has announced that the executive will be stepping down from his role.
BlueMail developer Blix has frequently alleged that Apple unfairly suppresses the competition and has stolen its patented IP. However, its antitrust lawsuit has been thrown out of court yet again.
The law firm Foxglove is making a legal challenge against the British government because it's concerned that MPs are side-stepping archiving laws using self-destructing messages on chat apps.
A Democrat lawmaker in Chicago has proposed a new bill to ban the sale of violent video games in Illinois. Similarities between carjackings in real-life and those done in video games were observed.
Uber has lost its appeal at the UK's Supreme Court. It means that a group of 25 Uber drivers will now be considered employees of the firm meaning they're entitled to paid holidays and rest breaks.
The Indian government is looking for parliament to debate a bill which would ban bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies inside the country and allow the reserve bank to create its own cryptocurrency.
The Polish government has proposed a new law which would see the establishment of a free speech council that could fine social media firms if they delete content that's not illegal in Poland.
Turkey's Internet Law requires social media companies to appoint a local point of contact for content takedown requests from the government. YouTube has stated that it will comply with this law.
Facebook has responded to antitrust lawsuits filed by the FTC and the U.S. state attorneys, slamming them for being "revisionist history". The company looks forward to presenting evidence in court.
Facebook is suing two individuals for abusing its services. Fatih Haltas is being sued in the U.K.'s High Court of Justice while Nikolay Holper will go before the federal court of San Francisco.
In an open letter, Google has slammed Australia for its proposed News Media Bargaining Code, claiming that it hurts free services and that it also places the search data of users at risk.
The UK government has shelved plans to introduce age checks for those wanting to view porn online. Instead, a regulator will ensure porn sites deliver a duty of care to improve online safety.
A new report by Oxford Economics states that 20 million manufacturing jobs will be wiped out by 2030 worldwide. New jobs to fill those are likely to be created but could involve retraining.
The UK government has announced yet another delay on its mandatory age checks for pornography websites. It announced the delay was bureaucratic in nature as it failed to inform the EU.
Authorities in the UK have announced a new law, making age checks mandatory for pornographic websites. Adult companies will be responsible for implementing these systems provided by AgeID.
MEPs have voted in favour of a controversial copyright package which could see the web hindered by content filters. The law was passed by 348 MEPs to 278, and will be implemented by 2021.
Tesla has filed a lawsuit against a former employee who used to work on the Autopilot team. Tesla says that Guangzhi Cao stole 300,000 files that pertained to Autopilot code before leaving the firm.
At a federal courthouse in California, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf has testified that Apple insisted on receiving a $1 billion incentive payment for the chance to supply the iPhone with modems.
A proposed amendment to India's Cinematograph Act suggests that camcorder pirates in India should face up to three years in prison and pay fines up to $14,000 if they distribute copyrighted content.
Over four million signatures have been delivered to the European Union with the aim of telling the body that lots of people are opposed to Article 13 of the new copyright directive.
YouTube's Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki is giving a forewarning that the company may need to start restricting video clips in response to legal guidelines making its way via the EU.
During his speech at ICDPPC 2018 in Brussels, Apple CEO Tim Cook indicated that he wants new U.S. data protection laws to protect user privacy as various actors are trying to undermine those rights.
A bill signed by President Trump now officially prevents the U.S. Government and anyone associated directly with it from using tech made by select Chinese firms, which includes Huawei and ZTE.
A 33-year-old man from California has been arrested due to intimidating e-mails sent to FCC chairman Ajit Pai which threatened his family's lives following the vote to repeal net neutrality rules.
It appears that the Ugandan government has found a way to prevent its citizens from excessively using social media. The country has passed a law which imposes a daily tax on social media users.
Australia's National Transport Commission is aiming to roll out a national regulatory framework by 2020 to help drive adoption of autonomous vehicles and clarify vehicle operation responsibilities.
With the EU's GDPR rules coming into effect on Friday it's a good time to point out My Data Request, a website which makes it easy to request your data from all the most popular services online.
Speaking at the BUILD conference today, Satya Nadella called for an intergovernmental privacy framework. He called the EU's GDPR, and the U.S.' CLOUD Act good starting points, but wants to see more.
A ruling by a New York federal court this week about a Tom Brady image could upend internet tradition as it suggests embedding a tweet containing an image could be seen as copyright infringement.
Mining cryptocurrencies using ASIC mining hardware could get you into trouble with the law after the FCC found that a specific model was causing interference with mobile broadband networks.
Apple is being sued again for patent infringement, and the U.S. International Trade Commission will be joining the fray. The suit, filed last month, spurred the ITC into its own investigation.
Firewatch's developer recently filed a DMCA complaint against PewDiePie in protest of the YouTuber using a racial slur in an unrelated video. PewDiePie has now cried foul play over the DMCA takedown.
The UK government is expecting to introduce age verification measures for those wishing to access porn websites in the country. The move is meant to protect children but privacy is a glaring issue.
In response to a new cyber-security law, Apple is set to begin operating a new data centre in China. It'll be Apple's first data centre in the country but it said there won't be any backdoors.