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Online Gambling Could Be Hit By Congressional Ban

03/26/2014, Under the U.S. Wire Act, online gambling was considered illegal. Towards the end of 2011, a Justice Department ruling essentially neutered the online gambling provisions of the Wire Act. Since the ruling several states have legalized online gambling, New...

Amazon Silk Web Browser raises privacy concerns

10/14/2011, We’ve previously mentioned that Amazon’s Silk Web Browser isn’t exactly new technology – Opera has been doing it for years now. While the latter company has gone about its business without raising any concerns, it looks like Amazon...

Banks seek to legalize autodialers calling your cellphone

09/30/2011, Back in the day, telemarketing companies and telemarketers themselves used a device known as an autodialer, which would go through number sequences and calling those numbers and playing a pre-recorded message. Basically this did the telemarketers job...

Sony responds to the U.S. House of Representatives

05/04/2011, Sony has offered an olive branch to disgruntled gamers (who have been suffering withdrawal symptoms for the past two weeks, we might add, over the PlayStation Network outage), and have also explained itself concerning the security breach over at the PSN,...

FTC Suggests ‘Do Not Track’ Option for Websites, Browsers

12/01/2010, In a draft on privacy regulation, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that companies are slow to adopt privacy rules and that self-regulation may not be enough. Taking that a step further, the agency is recommending that companies add a “Do...

Congress Outlaws All Caller ID Spoofing, Including VoIP

04/15/2010, If you’re the type of person who likes to make prank calls, the “Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010” bill that was just passed won’t be something you’ll like. Under said bill, it will become illegal to use any caller ID service...

3-Wheeled Vehicles Coming Soon?

10/17/2009, Will we be seeing 3-wheeled vehicles sharing the road with us in the near future? Well, it might just be possible, considering that Congress just approved a bill that will allow 3-wheelers to get funding from the Dept. of Energy. After getting approval...