Article | 10/05/2013 Appeals court ruling could be 'death' of software patentsA U.S. appeals court has ruled that an abstract idea is not patentable simply because it is tied to a computer system, signaling what one judge descri...
Article | 17/04/2013 CISPA sponsor compares opponents to 14-year-oldsThe chief sponsor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in the U.S. Congress has ignited a Twitter storm by suggesting many opp...
Article | 3/04/2013 Privacy group calls for changes in CISPA cyberthreat sharing billU.S. lawmakers need to make significant changes to a controversial cyberthreat information sharing bill because the legislation could be used to give ...
Article | 21/03/2013 Bills would require police to get warrants for mobile phone locationA group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered search warrants before obtaining...
Article | 6/03/2013 Activist launches campaign to change the DMCAThe author of a successful White House petition calling on government officials to legalize the unlocking of mobile phones has turned his attention to...
Article | 28/02/2013 Tech groups call on Congress to battle patent trollsSo-called patent trolls force tech companies to spend money on lawyers instead of innovation, and the U.S. Congress needs to discourage infringement l...
Article | 4/02/2013 NGOs warn of US lobbying efforts against European privacy legislationTop U.S. officials will be warned in a letter Monday of an intense U.S. lobbying effort that seeks to weaken European privacy legislation.
Article | 29/01/2013 Phone unlocking services face new legal risk, EFF saysU.S. phone unlocking services face the biggest legal risk from mobile operators keen to enforce a change in copyright law that now makes it illegal to...
Article | 24/01/2013 Groups raise questions about privacy on SkypeSkype owner Microsoft should release information about how much user data it gives to third parties, including government agencies, several organisati...
Article | 8/01/2013 Privacy advocates welcome Yahoo Mail HTTPS roll-outDigital rights and privacy advocates have welcomed Yahoo's decision to provide its users with an option to enable HTTPS (HTTP Secure) for their entire...
Article | 20/11/2012 Facebook to roll out HTTPS by default to all usersFacebook started encrypting the connections of its North American users by default last week as part of a plan to roll out always-on HTTPS (Hypertext ...
Article | 8/11/2012 Court blocks temporarily California's disclosure rules for sex offendersA federal court in the U.S. on Wednesday temporarily restrained law officials in California from enforcing new provisions that allegedly violate the f...
Article | 7/11/2012 ACLU, EFF challenge law targeting online activities of sex offendersTwo civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit challenging parts of a California ballot measure that requires registered sex offenders to turn over thei...
Article | 31/10/2012 DOJ: Hearing on Megaupload stored data should be limitedA U.S. judge should limit the scope of a proposed court hearing examining whether a former Megaupload user can recover files that were on the website ...
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