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California Introduces New Rules For Self-Driving Cars

12/17/2015, If self-driving cars were to catch on, lawmakers would need to come up with new rules and laws to govern such vehicles. As it stands there is no universal law as governments and regulatory bodies are still trying to figure it out. However over in...

Brazil Government Has Ordered WhatsApp To Shut Down For 48 Hours

12/17/2015, When apps like WhatsApp were launched, carriers were worried that the service would cost them in terms of SMS charges. However fast forward to today, carriers such as those in the US have opted to start offering users more data instead, especially in...

Donald Trump Wants To Shut Off The Internet

12/16/2015, According to earlier reports, there were claims that the French police had asked the government to consider the idea of disabling public WiFi during emergencies, like terrorist attacks so that the terrorists won’t be able to communicate with each other,...

US Government Might Check Social Media Posts Before Granting Visas

12/15/2015, Sometimes we post things on social media and forget that we’re not the only ones who can see what we post, or sometimes we think that no one really pays attention. However what we like on social media and what we say can sometimes be an indicator of the...

UK Cops Scare Teen Hackers With House Calls

12/14/2015, Hacking is a crime and what most hackers try to do is cover their tracks. However when you’re young and think you’re invincible, sometimes arrogance gets the better of you and you start leaving traces of your identity, or maybe you don’t even bother...

Europe Considering Banning Teens Under 16 From Social Media

12/14/2015, Bullying back in the day before the internet used to be confined to schools or the playground. However with technology like the internet, bullying not only takes place in school, but even after you’ve gone home where bullies become cyberbullies and...

French Prime Minister Rules Out Ban On Public WiFi

12/14/2015, Last week and following the attacks in Paris, France, a leaked document from the French police revealed some potential changes that they would like to see the government make. A couple of those changes include the ban of the Tor network and also the...

In Japan, Drones With Nets Are Used To Catch Rogue Drones

12/11/2015, Drones have a lot of potential in terms of exploration, photography, cinematography, but they also have a lot of potential to do bad things, like spy on others, deliver drugs and weapons, and so on, which is why regulators are still figuring out the best...

Company Offers Insurance Policy Against Internet Trolls

12/10/2015, At some point in our online lives, there is a good chance you might have been the target of a troll or a malicious comment. There are some of us who have no issues shrugging the comments off and moving on with our lives, but there are some in which these...

Survey Finds Netflix Used More Than Torrents

12/08/2015, One of the main reasons people pirate is because they’d rather not pay for the original item. However there are some people who pirate because it is simply too expensive to pay for single items which is how movies and music have been sold online in the...

Samsung Will Finally Pay Apple Their $548 Million In Damages

12/04/2015, It has been a while since the courts have ruled that the amount Samsung should pay Apple in damages for their patent infringement. For those unfamiliar, that amount was reduced from a whopping $1.05 billion to $548 million. Granted it’s still a lot of...

Swedish Court Won’t Force ISPs To Block The Pirate Bay

11/29/2015, The idea of having an ISP block access to a piracy website like The Pirate Bay sounds ideal, especially since the blocking essentially takes place on a network-wide level. This has been done before in the past, but at the same time we have seen some...

Swatting Could Soon Be Made Illegal In All 50 States

11/25/2015, Swatting is a “prank” that’s anything but funny. For those unfamiliar, basically it involves one person calling the police pretending to have hostages, killed someone, or is having their house robbed. They provide the address of their victim, and...

Rules For “Noisier” Electric Cars Delayed Until 2016

11/25/2015, How many of us have gritted our teeth and have shaken our fists at cars with modified exhausts, revving so loudly for no reason other than to show off? It is also why many of us can also appreciate how quiet electric/hybrid vehicles are when they run....