Germany can now fine social media sites $60 million for allowing hate speech

2018 rang in a new era in Germany in terms of the nation’s laws around hate speech, and in 2018, the country began enforcing strict regulations that could result in fines of up to $60 million if such posts are not removed within 24 hours

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/04/germany-can-now-fine-social-media-sites-60-million-for-allowing-hate-speech.html

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Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules

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Interest in VPNs has skyrocketed in the past week now that ISP privacy laws have been rescinded, but be wary of what’s being offered.

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Do 1800s Antitrust Laws Apply in the E-Commerce Age?


Laws usually are established after interpersonal or business activities collide with the real or perceived rights of others. After parties with different positions fight about who’s right and who’s wrong, legislatures create laws to solve the legal issues raised, and courts enforce them or create their own (Miranda rules, for example). Many laws from the past, however, do not make sense when applied to e-commerce. This column addresses antitrust laws that make sense when selling traditional goods, but fall short in the e-commerce environment.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83117.html?rss=1

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France reportedly considers blocking Tor, public Wi-Fi in wake of Paris attacks

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The French government is proposing laws that would ban the use of free or shared WiFi during states of emergency and outlaw the use of Tor altogether. Such laws are a reaction to the recent Paris attacks, but that doesn’t make them a good idea.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218973-france-reportedly-considers-blocking-tor-public-wi-fi-in-wake-of-paris-attacks

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Fantasy Sports: Socializing Betting


It passes through the channels of federal laws, spills across state lines and even bleeds into the protected realm of college sports. The multibillion-dollar industry that is fantasy sports has stood up to legal challenges so far, but the surging sector still battles problems with perception and faces questions about its future. Allegations of insider trading have brought fantasy sports the type of attention industry players would prefer to duck or dismiss.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82618.html?rss=1

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Self-driving Apple car may be 'almost ready for public view' following talks with California DMV

California laws and regulations for self-driving cars may force Apple’s “Project Titan” out of the shadows and into the public view, and sooner than some may have expected, according to a new report.

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Revised music royalty rules could hurt Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio

The U.S. Justice Department is in the process of deciding whether to revise the laws regarding music royalty rates –?changes that could have an effect on Apple’s streaming music offerings Beats Music and iTunes Radio.



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