Regulation

10.05.15
Russia orders Google to loosen its Android policies by November 18th
10.05.15

Russia orders Google to loosen its Android policies by November 18th

Google must reform its policies on pre-loaded Android apps by November 18th, or else.

By J. Fingas,   10.05.15
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09.19.15
US regulator accepts bitcoin as a commodity
09.19.15

US regulator accepts bitcoin as a commodity

A key US regulator has recognized digital currencies like Bitcoin as commodities.

By J. Fingas,   09.19.15
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09.17.15
China asks US tech companies to follow its security policies
09.17.15

China asks US tech companies to follow its security policies

Among the requests, China is asking IT companies to not harm its national security and to make products "secure and controllable"

By A. Tarantola,   09.17.15
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09.15.15
You can't fly drones near the Pope during his US visit
09.15.15

You can't fly drones near the Pope during his US visit

Don't even think of using a drone to capture videos of Pope Francis while he's in the US -- the FAA is banning them anywhere he visits.

By J. Fingas,   09.15.15
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09.14.15
Russia finds that Google is abusing its mobile dominance
09.14.15

Russia finds that Google is abusing its mobile dominance

Google may have to pay up for allegedly abusing its search dominance in Russia.

By J. Fingas,   09.14.15
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09.02.15
Machinima settles FTC charges over paid Xbox One 'reviews'
09.02.15

Machinima settles FTC charges over paid Xbox One 'reviews'

Machinima has reached a settlement with the FTC that will force to disclose when 'influencers' are paid to promote a product.

By J. Fingas,   09.02.15
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08.18.15
The US won't end its internet oversight for another year
08.18.15

The US won't end its internet oversight for another year

If you were eager to see the US let go of its remaining internet oversight, you'll have to be patient: it's delaying that handover by a year.

By J. Fingas,   08.18.15
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08.16.15
Senator wants promises that net neutrality doesn't help terrorists
08.16.15

Senator wants promises that net neutrality doesn't help terrorists

California Senator Dianne Feinstein wants assurances that net neutrality laws let ISPs block extremist content.

By J. Fingas,   08.16.15
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08.15.15
New York is the latest state to ban powdered alcohol
08.15.15

New York is the latest state to ban powdered alcohol

Powdered alcohol is already banned in numerous states, but a New York ban may hit it extra-hard.

By J. Fingas,   08.15.15
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