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Georgia court rules police need a warrant to get data from your car

Your connected car data might be safer from prying eyes — Georgia's Supreme Court has ruled that police need a warrant to obtain personal data from cars. The decision overturns an earlier state Court of Appeals ruling that defended police obtaining… Source: Engadget | Georgia court rules police need a warrant to get data from …

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Justice Department launches sweeping review of competition in tech

The US is intensifying its already stepped-up scrutiny of the tech industry. The Department of Justice is launching a comprehensive antitrust review of "market-leading online platforms" to see if they're abusing their leading positions. There's no… Source: Engadget | Justice Department launches sweeping review of competition in tech

A new bill could ban facial recognition in federally-funded housing

Now that facial recognition is more common, so are the laws aiming to limit its scope. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif. and Somerville, Mass. have all passed laws prohibiting city use of facial recognition. Now, a group of Congresswomen hope to pass th… Source: Engadget | A new bill could ban facial recognition in federally-funded housing

Apple and Qualcomm face off in court on April 15th

Apple and Qualcomm have refused to budge in their fight over iPhone patent royalties, so they're headed to court. A federal judge in San Diego has scheduled the companies' trial for April 15th, 2019. Qualcomm had wanted a trial in February, but the… Source: Engadget | Apple and Qualcomm face off in court on April …

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Judge tells Amazon to provide Echo recordings in double homicide trial

Prosecutors are once again hoping that smart speaker data could be the key to securing a murder conviction. A New Hampshire judge has ordered Amazon to provide recordings from an Echo speaker between January 27th, 2017 and January 29th, 2017 (plus in… Source: Engadget | Judge tells Amazon to provide Echo recordings in double homicide …

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US bill modernizing music royalties only needs the President's signature

The House of Representatives has given the Senate's version of the Music Modernization Act two thumbs up, which means the bill is now heading to the White House. MMA will update rules regarding royalties and licensing when it comes to streaming in an… Source: Engadget | US bill modernizing music royalties only needs the President's …

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Texas company sells plans for 3D-printed guns despite ban

A judge may have extended a ban preventing Defense Distributed from publishing plans for 3D-printed guns, but that isn't stopping the company from finding loopholes to continue offering the weapons. Company owner Cody Wilson has started selling the p… Source: Engadget | Texas company sells plans for 3D-printed guns despite ban

Subpoenaing Discord may reveal identities of Charlottesvile neo-Nazis

The white supremacist Charlottesville marchers who used Discord to prepare for violence might not remain anonymous for much longer. A chief magistrate judge has shot down an attempt by one of the neo-Nazis to dismiss a subpoena for Discord that would… Source: Engadget | Subpoenaing Discord may reveal identities of Charlottesvile neo-Nazis

European Wikipedia sites go dark to protest copyright reform

If you check Wikipedia's Spanish and Italian editions while in Europe, you'll find yourself facing a wall of text and no means to access its articles. Both pages have gone dark ahead of the European Parliament's final vote on the controversial EU Cop… Source: Engadget | European Wikipedia sites go dark to protest copyright reform

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