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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Illinois' Eavesdropping Law As Likely Violating The First Amendment

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We've been covering Illinois' ridiculous "anti-eavesdropping" law, which has been used a few times against individuals who record the police in public. For reasons that are beyond me, Illinois' attorney general has been not only quick to use the law (often in a very vindictive manner), but also has been...
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Illinois' Eavesdropping Law As Likely Violating The First Amendment
Google will face further scrutiny from EU regulators over 2012 privacy policy changes

China raps Apple once again, but this time over porn distribution

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Apple is under scrutiny again by the Chinese government, but not for poor customer service: it’s for pornography. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that an ongoing investigation is underway, which has caught up with Apple and other other small companies for providing ways to access pornographic content. According to...
China raps Apple once again, but this time over porn distribution

Digital bill faces extra scrutiny

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The Digital Economy Bill is given a second reading in the Commons amid calls for the government to rethink rushing it into law....
Digital bill faces extra scrutiny

Huawei's U.S. competitors among those pushing for scrutiny of Chinese tech firm

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Companies in the cutthroat field of telecommunications received a remarkable marketing document recently, one aimed at causing suspicion about one of their biggest competitors, the Chinese firm Huawei. Read full article >>...
Huawei's U.S. competitors among those pushing for scrutiny of Chinese tech firm
Mark Zuckerberg's CEO skills examined ahead of Facebook IPO
FCC delays review of Verizon SpectrumCo deal due to 'untimely' responses

Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

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Reports - and myths - about user privacy abound on Facebook. Is it time for the social network to be more open with users?In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted Facebook's growth to 1bn monthly users, there has been a lot of focus on the social network's struggle to convince...
Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

Google-Motorola Deal Remains Under China Review

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Google's $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility will undergo an additional round of scrutiny by China's antitrust agency....
Google-Motorola Deal Remains Under China Review

YouTube to Power New Media Businesses of the Future? Maybe.

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Life is good at YouTube. It’s already the largest video network globally and the second largest search engine — and with over half of content marketers migrating an increasing share of their $40b+ budgets to video in 2013, YouTube is now uniquely positioned to become the go-to platform for building...
YouTube to Power New Media Businesses of the Future? Maybe.
Business Cloud Computing: Privacy Is Just As Important As Security

Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

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Apple has published a new update to its Labor and Human Rights page that claims a new high of 99% compliance with China’s maximum 60-hour work week throughout its supply chain. Apple’s December update noted that it was tracking 1 million workers. In line with Chinese labor laws, Apple requires that workers...
Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

How Facebook is boosting revenue and frustrating some of its biggest users

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A billion users? Whatever. Here’s the real evidence that Facebook has arrived: Companies are freaking out about a change in its algorithm. People who run Facebook pages for businesses large and small are grappling with a major change in the secret Facebook formula that determines which content appears in users’...
How Facebook is boosting revenue and frustrating some of its biggest users
Apple pledges to power data center entirely with renewable energy by 2013

Barry Diller and Steve Chen Back the ZuckerPAC

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FWD.us, the political action group founded by Mark Zuckerberg, announced Friday that IAC chief Barry Diller and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen are now supporters of the group. FWD.us aims to help spur change in immigration reform with its D.C. lobbying efforts — which recently came under scrutiny and resulted in...
Barry Diller and Steve Chen Back the ZuckerPAC

EU Data Regulators Slam Google Over Privacy Policy: It's "Too Large" And Users Need More Control

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Authorities in Europe today kicked off a fresh wave of scrutiny over Google’s privacy policy and called for changes to be made in how Google manages user data, calling Google’s scope “too large”, but they also stopped short of saying Google is acting illegally in how it manages privacy. France’s...
EU Data Regulators Slam Google Over Privacy Policy: It's "Too Large" And Users Need More Control
Microsoft's chief patent counsel Bart Eppenauer: 'We believe our patent laws have served the country very well.'

Dan Bull Talks About Trying To Reach The Charts While Giving Away His Music

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Earlier this week, we wrote about Dan Bull's new song and new experiment: could he release a track via The Pirate Bay for free... and still get it onto the music charts? We talked to Dan to see how the process has been so far, and discussed a few other...
Dan Bull Talks About Trying To Reach The Charts While Giving Away His Music

Use of 'Conflict Minerals' Gets More Scrutiny

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Certain minerals, mined in strife-torn Africa and used in products like cellphones, are part of a debate before the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more »...
Use of 'Conflict Minerals' Gets More Scrutiny

From A Hackathon Win To A 650K Round And 10,000 Users, Docracy Tells All

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The tale of Docracy’s year-long journey is a fun one. When Matt Hall and his partner John Watkinson first went into the Hackathon last year, the only goal was to get a prototype working for an idea they had, a GitHub for legal documents. Sure, a win would’ve been...
From A Hackathon Win To A 650K Round And 10,000 Users, Docracy Tells All

UK Labour Party: Let's Just Get On With Kicking People Offline Over Copyright Infringement

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As Techdirt reported at the time, the UK's Digital Economy Bill was rammed through Parliament, without proper scrutiny or even much democratic process, in the dying hours of the previous government. Since then, the implementation of the Digital Economy Act has moved forward relatively slowly. That's partly because there have...
UK Labour Party: Let's Just Get On With Kicking People Offline Over Copyright Infringement

One year in, Lyft raises a $60M round led by Andreessen Horowitz, says it gives 30k rides a week

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Ridesharing startup Lyft has announced a $60M Series C round led by Andreessen Horowitz, on the same day it celebrates its one-year anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the company tells us that it is now giving an average of 30,000 rides per week. A lot has changed since the company,...
One year in, Lyft raises a $60M round led by Andreessen Horowitz, says it gives 30k rides a week

Foxconn under scrutiny again #thecircuit

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Foxconn under scrutiny again: Foxconn, a Chinese company that manufacturers electronics for several prominent companies including Apple, is under scrutiny again after a New York Times report that the company is being accused of requiring vocational students to work at plants making components for Apple's iPhone. Read full article...
Foxconn under scrutiny again #thecircuit

HP says Whitman's politics are her own

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Since taking over HP last year, CEO Meg Whitman has continued to help Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. That stance may carry risks ranging from public perception of the company to closer scrutiny by the government....
HP says Whitman's politics are her own

Mega Aftermath: Upheaval In Pirate Warez Land

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Despite its “rogue site” status and various other warnings, when MegaUpload went down last week it still came as a shock. But what came next was unprecedented, a dramatic reaction in cyberlocker land that took out vast libraries of digital content and capacity. The perception of the established ground rules...
Mega Aftermath: Upheaval In Pirate Warez Land

Samsung promotes chairman's son

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Samsung Electronics promotes its chairman's son to vice chairman, amid increasing scrutiny for South Korea's family conglomerates, or 'chaebols'....
Samsung promotes chairman's son

Windows 8 on ARM Tablets, PCs Ships to Developers

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After months of restricted demonstrations, Microsoft is opening up tablets and PCs based on ARM processors with the Windows 8 OS to developer scrutiny, multiple......
Windows 8 on ARM Tablets, PCs Ships to Developers

Microsoft's Gates Supports Corporate Tax Scrutiny

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Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates said he supports a wide-ranging debate on corporate tax, as governments in the U.S. and elsewhere step up scrutiny of the tax practices used by multinationals on their overseas income....
Microsoft's Gates Supports Corporate Tax Scrutiny
A simple Excel calculation error puts a famous economic study under scrutiny
HP cracks down on student labor at Chinese suppliers
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