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New rule could prevent website owners from protecting their identity
A new rule over domain registration would prevent people from using a third party to sign up for a commercial website. People often use proxies to protect their contact information from the public, particularly when their work is controversial.

25.06.2015 02:33

Proposed copyright bill could outlaw holiday snaps of EU landmarks
A proposal for a new law brought before the European Parliament could outlaw online posting of photographs that include famous tourist attractions, if they are still under copyright.

24.06.2015 12:27

‘NSA & GCHQ are two biggest hackers in the world’
America’s NSA and the British GCHQ have been hyping up the threat from hackers, however a new report based on Edward Snowden’s leaks shows the spy agencies are the two biggest hacking organizations in the world, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT.

23.06.2015 15:59

Apple, music labels investigated for antitrust violations, collusion ahead of Apple Music launch
Two states are investigating Apple for potentially colluding with or pressuring music companies to favor its new Apple Music, its new paid subscription service, to the detriment of Apple’s competitors. The US government and EU are also probing the issue.

10.06.2015 19:44

​Droning on forever? Boeing patents UAV that could fly indefinitely, recharge in mid-air
As drone technology continues to advance, Boeing has raised the bar even higher. The aerospace giant has received a patent for a UAV that could fly forever – recharging in mid-air via a tether attached to the ground.

08.06.2015 13:13

Swedish court orders Pirate Bay key domains seized
In a unique case for Sweden, the Stockholm District Court has ruled for the two key domains owned by file-sharing service The Pirate Bay to be seized by the state and thus put out of action over copyright violations.

19.05.2015 18:10

'Web-sharing censored!' Activists unite to 'Save the Link' from restrictive laws
Over 50 groups are collaborating in an attempt to save the internet from “breaking” by standing up against laws on censoring hyperlinks or charging fees for linking. They warn laws such as the one mulled by the EU would stifle freedom of expression.

07.05.2015 03:41

'So much universe, and so little time’: Fans remember Terry Pratchett’s best quotes
Best-selling British novelist Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. After his death Thursday, the #TerryPratchett hashtag took Twitter by storm – with fans racing to remember his best quotes.

12.03.2015 18:30

Wisconsin officer who shot unarmed man was exonerated in previous fatal shooting
Matt Kenny, the cop responsible for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, was also involved in a fatal 2007 shooting that was deemed a “suicide-by-cop” situation, according to Madison’s police chief.

09.03.2015 18:07

Mega says US urged PayPal to cease working with it based on end-to-end encryption
PayPal will no longer process customer payments for the cloud-storage service Mega based on the latter’s use of client-side encryption. Kim Dotcom’s Mega says the decision stems from powerful American corporate influences leaning on the e-commerce site.

27.02.2015 19:02

Apple awarded patent for virtual reality headset
Tech giant Apple has won a patent for an iPhone-compatible headset that would display virtual reality images, putting the company in competition with the likes of Google and Samsung in the virtual reality market.

18.02.2015 17:00

Dropping dime on Dotcom? Megaupload suspect ‘unexpectedly’ arrested in US may have struck plea bargain
A Megaupload developer indicted with online piracy-related crimes by Washington has been arrested in the US. Previously he was fighting extradition in the Netherlands, and his arrest sparked speculation that he may have struck a deal with prosecutors.

10.02.2015 10:14