JAN
22

Japan considers applying domestic privacy rules to global tech giants

A communications ministry panel says Japan should consider a legal revision so it can impose “secrecy of communications” rules on overseas-based technology giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.com.

JAN
21

U.S. appeals court will not delay net neutrality case

A federal appeals court said on Thursday it would not delay oral arguments set for Feb. 1 on the Trump administration’s decision to repeal the 2015 landmark net neutrality rules governing internet providers.

JAN
21

Oxford University: Huawei Research Funding Is No Longer Welcome

The University of Oxford’s donations committee told computer science graduate students last week not to take research funding from Huawei Technologies, at least for the next three to six months.

JAN
21

Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act signed into law

US President Donald Trump signed the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act into law Monday, intended to encourage innovation in advanced nuclear power plant designs.

JAN
21

Trump signs bill to compensate 800,000 federal employees impacted by government shutdown

US President Donald Trump signed the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act on Wednesday to compensate federal employees who have not received any pay as a result of the current government shutdown.

JAN
18

YouTube’s now-banned dangerous pranks were a problem long before the ‘Bird Box’ challenge

YouTube clarified this week that its rules will also “prohibit challenges presenting a risk of serious danger or death

JAN
18

Greek MPs to vote on Macedonia deal after Tsipras clings on

PM scrapes through confidence motion and challenges his conservative rival to TV debate

JAN
18

Facebook blocks accounts linked to Russian state-owned Sputnik

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its platforms, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik.

JAN
17

US, Canada promise ´unbiased´ process for Chinese executive

The United States and Canada on Wednesday (Jan 16) promised an "unbiased" legal process for a Chinese executive whose arrest in Vancouver at US request has riled Beijing.

JAN
17

Aussie businesses complain Google Maps inaccuracies driving tourists away

Tourism operators in Australia´s vast outback say wild inaccuracies in Google Maps are making remote hot spots appear out of reach, deterring people from visiting the region.

JAN
17

Goldman Sachs CEO apologises to Malaysians for ex-banker´s role in 1MDB scandal

Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Officer David Solomon on Wednesday apologised to the Malaysian people for former banker Tim Leissner´s role in the sovereign wealth fund 1MDB scandal, but said the bank had conducted due diligence before every transaction.

JAN
17

After yearslong fight, Osaka subway drivers win court case over Toru Hashimoto-era beard ban

A district court ruled Wednesday in favor of two subway drivers who sought compensation from the Osaka Municipal Government, claiming they received poor performance reviews for refusing to comply with internal regulations banning beards.

JAN
17

Theresa May survives vote, but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock

Prime minister invites party leaders to discuss alternative deal but sticks to red lines

JAN
17

Supreme Court rules robbery can be violent felony under Armed Career Criminal Act

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a robbery conducted with the use of force sufficient to overcome a victim’s resistance, satisfies the “physical force” requirement of a violent felony and can trigger punishment via the Armed Career Criminal Act.

JAN
17

AG nominee Barr undergoes Senate confirmation hearing

US President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, on Tuesday appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing.

JAN
17

Supreme Court rules courts lack authority to order arbitration for workers exempt from Federal Arbitration Act

The US Supreme Court ruled 8-0 Tuesday that courts lack authority under the Federal Arbitration Act to order arbitration in cases that involve contracted workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce.

JAN
17

New York legislature passes bills prohibiting ‘conversion therapy’ and transgender discrimination

The New York State Assembly passed two bills on Tuesday protecting transgender and gender non-conforming individuals from discrimination and banning “conversion therapy.”

JAN
17

New York legislature passes major election reform legislation

The New York state legislature on Monday passed a package of election and voting reform provisions meant to modify one of the most restrictive election systems in the country.

JAN
16

EU ready to delay Brexit until 2020

Search on for Brexit consensus after May´s crushing defeat

JAN
16

French court cancels Monsanto weedkiller permit on safety grounds

A French court canceled the license for one of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkillers on Tuesday over safety concerns, placing an immediate ban on Roundup Pro 360 in the latest legal blow to the Bayer-owned business.

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