India will propose a law banning private cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin

India may be the next country to clamp down on existing cryptocurrencies in favor of its own. As TechCrunch reports, India’s lower house of parliament has revealed…

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FTC issues first fines using a law against ticket scalping bots

Most live events simply aren’t an option due to the pandemic, but that isn’t stopping the FTC from cracking down on ticket scalper bots. The regulator has…

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FBI, Europol take down a VPN service aimed at criminals

Virtual private networks are often forces for good that keep your data secure, but how that service is offered appears to matter to law enforcement. TorrentFreak reports…

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Law bars ISPs from charging rental fees for a modem you own

Has your internet provider ever charged rental fees for a modem even after you bought one? You won’t have that pushback any longer. As Ars Technica notes,…

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The EU could break up big tech companies that violate stricter rules

Major tech companies are facing stricter rules and hefty fines for breaking them in the European Union. Officials could even break up companies that often engage in…

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New Jersey law bars doxxing campaigns against judges, prosecutors and police

It’s now illegal to conduct doxxing campaigns against the justice system in New Jersey. Gothamist reports that state Governor Phil Murphy has signed Daniel’s Law, a measure…

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Newly signed law aims to limit the damage from space weather

Space weather like solar flares could seriously disrupt electronics and satellites, and the US government might soon mount a better defense. President Trump has signed the PROSWIFT…

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China’s revamped law bans online services that ‘induce addiction’ in kids

China is implementing stricture measures in its bid to keep kids away from addictive digital content. The state-backed news agency Xinhua reported (via Reuters) that China has…

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UK closes loophole that allowed using your phone while driving

The UK is about to make it clear that you shouldn’t grab your phone while you’re driving — regardless of what you intend to do. The government…

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Six people face charges for allegedly bribing Amazon staff to help sellers

The US is cracking down on an elaborate scheme to boost some third-party Amazon sellers at the expense of others. A Grand Jury in Washington has indicted…

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