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Governments Getting Into Your Pants: Uganda Porn Ban and More
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Governments Getting Into Your Pants: Uganda Porn Ban and More

Last week’s headlines burst with news from Uganda, where the local government moved to ban internet porn, leaving the country’s nationals with less options to temporarily fix their love lives. In particular, the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) ordered the country’s ISPs to block local and international websites that offer pornographic content. While smaller providers have …

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Everybody Hates Uber- Regulations, Outraged Taxi Drivers, and In-house Scandals That Ruin Their Business
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Everybody Hates Uber: Regulations, Outraged Taxi Drivers, and In-house Scandals That Ruin Their Business

Even though Uber gets extremely popular wherever it goes, not everyone is happy about the company’s advances around the world. The term “Uber effect” is often used when one needs to describe how a mobile app might disrupt the way things are done, and most importantly, were done for decades, if not centuries. As it …

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ISS’s Retirement May Be Postponed as U.S. Senate Is About to Review a Bill Prolonging Its Operation by 2030
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ISS’s Retirement May Be Postponed as U.S. Senate Is About to Review a Bill Prolonging Its Operation Until 2030

On August 1st, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted in favour of the Space Frontier Act, S. 3277 cosponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA). The pivotal concerns of the bill are the extension of the ISS service to 2030 and the amendments regarding …

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Google Antitrust Story Unfolds: Search Giant Appeals, President Trump Rushes to the Rescue
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Google Antitrust Story Unfolds: Search Giant Appeals, President Trump Rushes to the Rescue

Recently we wrote about the record fines looming over Google due to its violation of the EU’s antitrust laws. Earlier this week, the European Commission has made its decision and actually fined the search giant for €4.34 billion (about $5 billion). While some think that this move by the European regulator isn’t a substantial spike …

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Another Security Breach: Fitness Trackers that Track Things Way Beyond Fitness
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Another Security Breach: Fitness Trackers That Track Things Way Beyond Fitness

Another day, another privacy breach. This time, it’s not Facebook knowing what you eat for breakfast, or a shopping mall that rats you to the cops. This time, it’s a James Bond movie came to life that turned the tables for the society. Usually, you’re the one that has no idea as to being watched …

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Total Surveillance: Irvine Company Spying on Shoppers and the Demise of Privacy
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Total Surveillance: Irvine Company Spying on Shoppers and the Demise of Privacy

Most tech-related news these days involve something that would fit a great sci-fi novel from the sixties, like self-driving cars or an artificial womb. However, some of those news look more like something else from the sixties: Cold War spy fiction. As EFF has recently unveiled, Irvine Company, California’s largest private landowner operating 46 shopping …

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