Law & Order
Huawei Files Lawsuit Against US Commerce Department Over Seized Equipment  Gadgets 360 · 8 hours
Huawei filed a lawsuit against the US Commerce Department on Friday challenging over equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to China. more
Climate activists end their blockade of German coal mine  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
Hundreds of climate activists have ended a protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave and pulled some protesters out more
Climate activists end blockade of German coal mine  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Hundreds of climate activists have ended a protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave and pulled some protesters out more
The Latest: Climate protesters leave German coal mine  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Hundreds of climate activists have ended a protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave and pulled some protesters out more
Climate activists block German mine despite orders to leave  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Hundreds of climate activists are keeping up their protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines despite police orders to leave the place immediately, citing life-threatening danger more
Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘When They See Us’ is difficult-but-essential viewing  TechCrunch · 2 days
“When They See Us,” a new miniseries on Netflix, can be so infuriating that it’s hard to watch — especially its first hour, which depicts the... more
Huawei Sues US Commerce Department Over Seizure of Telecommunications Gear  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the US Commerce Department challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to China, is... more
California to illegal pot shops: We're coming for you  ABC NEWS · 3 days
California is planning to get tough with the state's thriving illegal marijuana market more
Boring Company's flamethrowers could be banned if New York bill passes - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Possessing one for recreational activities would be a felony, according to a CNBC report. more
Popular audio ripping site Convert2MP3 shuts down after lawsuit  THE VERGE · 3 days
Global recording industry organization IFPI has confirmed in a statement that popular audio ripping site Convert2MP3 is shutting down as... more
Boring Company's flamethrowers could be banned in New York Senate bill - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Possessing one for recreational activities would be a felony, according to a CNBC report. more
Republican senators threaten lawsuit in climate standoff  ABC NEWS · 3 days
GOP senators in Oregon engaged in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Thursday with Democratic lawmakers and prepared to remain absent from the Capitol for a second day to block a landmark climate plan that... more
Empire of Sin: Everything you need to know  Windows Central · 3 days
Cigars, crime, a few stray bullets, and lounge singing...What could go wrong? Empire of Sin takes place in the Chicago crime network of the 1920s. In an era of flappers and gangsters,... more
Facebook and eBay told to tackle trade in fake reviews  TechCrunch · 3 days
Facebook and eBay have been warned by the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to do more to tackle the sale of fake reviews on their platforms. Fake... more
eBay and Facebook told to tackle trade in fake reviews  TechCrunch · 3 days
Facebook and eBay have been warned by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to do more to tackle the sale of fake reviews on their platforms. Fake... more
Researching slang to help solve gang crime  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Gang-related violent crime continues to affect young people across England and Wales, with the latest reports suggesting that gang leaders are offering teenagers up to £1,000 pounds to carry out stabbings. In their efforts... more
US fires up X-ray tech to catch illegal drugs at the border - CNET  CNET · 3 days
One drive-through scanner detected nearly 650 pounds of methamphetamine and the synthetic opioid fentanyl hidden under a load of cucumbers. more
No more fear of police: South Australia is close to fully decriminalising sex work  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
South Australia is a crucial step closer to becoming one of few places in the world to decriminalize sex work. more
The boring genius of how Atrium kills legal busy work  TechCrunch · 4 days
Law firms have little incentive to build or buy software that will save their lawyers time since they often bill clients by the hour. Tasks like tracking down... more
Both parties are mad about a proposal for federal anti-bias certification  THE VERGE · 4 days
Yesterday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) unveiled legislation called “Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act,”... more
High school seniors losing trust in law enforcement, justice system  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
High school seniors' confidence in law enforcement and the justice system significantly declined from 2006 to 2017 while their faith in religious organizations and schools was comparatively higher... more
Canada passes new law cracking down on animal cruelty, bestiality  CBC · 4 days
Parliament has passed a new law cracking down on animal cruelty that will list those convicted... more
UK Man Becomes First Convicted in Britain of Making 3D-Printed Gun  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A 26-year-old man has become the first person in Britain to be convicted of making a firearm with a 3D printer that was capable of firing... more
Score a new Veckle phone mount for your car for just $6  Windows Central · 5 days
Phone mounts are essential for every vehicle. They let you see your GPS and music apps while keeping your phone out of arm's reach,... more
UK makes 'first' conviction over 3-D printed gun  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A student was convicted on Wednesday of manufacturing a firearm using a 3-D printer, in what London's police said they believed was the first such successful prosecution in Britain. more
UK makes 'first' conviction over 3D printed gun  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A student was convicted on Wednesday of manufacturing a firearm using a 3D printer, in what London's police said they believed was the first such successful prosecution in Britain. more
Colonial genocide is a composite act: A human rights analysis  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Canada is currently embroiled in a debate about whether the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls should have used the word "genocide" to describe... more
Guns are often obtained just days before a crime, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Guns recovered from crimes are often a decade old, but knowing when a gun was manufactured doesn't reveal how many times it may have changed hands. more
$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case  ABC NEWS · 5 days
An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by... more
US Regulator Accuses Head of Defunct British Bitcoin Company of $147 Million Fraud  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a lawsuit accusing a defunct British cryptocurrency company Control-Finance. more
Voluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Voluntary euthanasia has become legal in an Australian state more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill more
Magic Leap accuses ex-employee of stealing AR technology for Chinese company - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Former software engineer's new company used confidential information to create competing AR glasses in just two years, the startup alleges in a... more
Louisiana governor: Abortion ban decision wasn't political  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, says he's not concerned about losing support among his party's voters because of a strict abortion ban he signed into law more
Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since... more
Magic Leap sues Nreal for allegedly stealing AR glasses design  THE VERGE · 6 days
Major augmented reality hardware startup Magic Leap has sued competitor Nreal — which was founded by... more
Sex toy company sues MTA over rejected ads  THE VERGE · 6 days
Dame is suing New York’s public transit agency for refusing to run subway ads for its women-focused sex toys. The... more
Pandora is being sued for showing Tom Petty song lyrics  THE VERGE · 6 days
Music publishing company Wixen has sued Pandora for displaying lyrics from Wixen artists — who include... more
The Latest: Law prof says Facebook currency not a problem  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Facebook's introduction of a new digital currency is likely to draw regulatory scrutiny, but New York University law professor Eleanor Fox says initial details about the currency don't... more
Human rights treaties benefit the world's most oppressed  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
International human rights treaties really do work, and they work most effectively against the most repressive governments, argues Emily Hencken Ritter, associate professor of political science, in a new book called Contentious... more
Stonewall riots has brought attention to health care needs of LGBTQ people  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
June 28 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots -; sparked when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York... more
Magic for Liars blends magic school with a murder mystery  THE VERGE · 1 week
Magic school clashes with a murder mystery in Magic for Liars, the debut novel from Sarah... more
Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully... more
There’s no reason to trust Amazon’s Choice  THE VERGE · 1 week
Ever since Amazon introduced its “Amazon’s Choice” label in 2015 to recommend certain products, a skeptical world has been trying to find... more
Oklahoma governor, GOP leaders: drug settlement violates law  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Oklahoma's governor and Republican legislative leaders are raising concerns about the state's proposed $85 million settlement with an opioid manufacturer that has yet to be approved by a judge more
Tinder co-founder’s lawsuit against Tinder parent company moves closer to a trial  THE VERGE · 1 week
Tinder co-founder Sean Rad’s $2 billion lawsuit against the dating app’s parent company is one step closer to trial. In an order last night,... more
Thousands of medical injury claim records exposed by ad agency  TechCrunch · 1 week
An internet advertising company specializing in helping law firms sign up potential clients has exposed close to 150,000 records from a database that was left unsecured. The database... more
Tinder co-founder’s lawsuit against Tinder moves closer to a trial  THE VERGE · 1 week
Tinder co-founder Sean Rad’s $2 billion lawsuit against the dating app’s parent company is one step... more
Local governments seek negotiating power in opioid lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Lawyers are asking a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs to create a negotiating group consisting solely of U.S. towns, cities and counties more
Moulton signs fellow 2020 hopeful Gillibrand's cyber pledge  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says fellow challenger Seth Moulton has agreed to sign her cyber pledge not to use stolen or hacked material for political gain more
Lawyers suggest better labeling on prophetic patent applications  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A pair of lawyers, one with Fordham University, the other, Stanford Law School, have published a Policy Forum piece in the journal Science in which they decry the use of poor labeling... more
How a cyber attack hampered Hong Kong protesters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Massive public protests taking place in Hong Kong over the past week are aimed at a new extradition law, known as the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, that would see accused criminals extradited to... more
This is how you suspend Windows 10 BitLocker to perform system changes  Windows Central · 1 week
Are you using BitLocker drive encryption on your PC? Before trying to apply new firmware, hardware, or Windows 10 updates, follow this process to... more
Hong Kong protesters wary of Chinese surveillance technology  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The protesters trying to block a Hong Kong extradition law are seeking to safeguard their identities from potential punishment by authorities who employ mass data collection and sophisticated facial recognition technology more
The Alpine A110 is getting a faster S version and we're madder than ever - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
There's no chance that the US will ever get this featherweight turbo coupe, and that's criminally... more
San Francisco tapping AI to reduce racial bias in making criminal charges - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The technology will help Lady Justice keep her blindfold on, says San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. more
Huawei is apparently showing ads on lockscreens for some of its phones  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A number of Huawei phone owners have noticed that their devices have suddenly begun displaying ads in their lockscreens, according to Android Police. Users... more
Florida law to allow autonomous cars—when they're ready  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Self-driving vehicles with no humans on board will be able to operate in Florida—once they're finally ready for prime time—under a bill signed Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. more
Florida law to allow autonomous cars _ when they're ready  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
When they're finally ready for prime time, self-driving vehicles without humans will be allowed to operate in Florida more
Man Had a Nearly 5-Foot Wire Left in His Body After Heart Procedure, Lawsuit Claims  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A Nevada man is suing his doctor for allegedly leaving a nearly 5-food wire in the man's body... more
DEEPFAKES Accountability Act would impose unenforceable rules — but it’s a start  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The new DEEPFAKES Accountability Act in the House — and yes, that's an acronym — would take steps to criminalize the synthetic media referred... more
Florida law lets autonomous vehicles drive without humans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Self-driving vehicles will be able to operate in Florida without a human on board under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. more
Maine making public, private insurers cover abortions  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A bill requiring public and private insurance companies to cover abortion is now law in Maine more
Suit alleges Amazon's Alexa violates laws by recording children's voices without consent  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A lawsuit filed in Seattle Tuesday alleges Amazon is recording children who use its Alexa devices without their consent, in violation of laws governing... more
Living and breathing while Black: Racial profiling and other acts of violence  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Recently, Shelby McPhee, a young Black male graduate student presenting at the largest Canadian academic gathering, the 88th annual Congress of the Humanities and... more
Japan outlaws flying drones while drunk  BBC · 2 weeks
Flying a drone while drunk is as bad as drink-driving say Japanese politicians who backed the law. more
US prosecutors to use AI in bid to reduce racial bias  Sky News · 2 weeks
Prosecutors in San Francisco are to use artificial intelligence (AI) to try and reduce racial bias when considering whether to charge suspects with a crime. more
Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major... more
Telegram faces DDoS attack in China… again  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The popular encrypted messaging service Telegram is once again being hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in Asia as protestors in Hong Kong take to the streets. For the last several... more
San Francisco using AI to make charging decisions colourblind  Sky News · 2 weeks
Prosecutors in San Francisco are to use artificial intelligence to try to reduce racial bias when considering whether to charge suspects with a crime. more
Illinois governor signs law expanding access to abortion  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed sweeping abortion protections into law that establish women's access to the procedure as a "fundamental right" more
Woman's lawsuit alleges sex assault by UCLA gynecologist  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles, has sued the university's regents, the doctor and 20 other parties more
Men In Black: International is safe, bland, utterly sincere fun
THE VERGE
Facial recognition smart glasses could make public surveillance discreet and ubiquitous
THE VERGE
LineageOS 16 support comes to 10 more devices, including Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
9to5Google
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released April 16th, 2020 and feature Keanu Reeves
THE VERGE
[Update: Claims open] Google, Huawei will pay faulty Nexus 6P owners up to $400 in lawsuit settlement
9to5Google
Congress could be running out of time for GDPR-style federal privacy law
9to5Mac
Stolen comets and free-floating objects
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