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DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request

Simple Google search outed alleged Silk Road founder

An IRS investigation of Silk Road tied a crucial Gmail account to the defendant's laptop


Facebook blocks content in Turkey deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad

Facebook took the steps after receiving a court order

Facebook in Turkey ordered to block material insulting Prophet Muhammad

The order was given in the wake of the Paris shootings

Facebook privacy class action suit to kick off in April

An Austrian court will deal with the admissibility of the case during the first hearing

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California DMV Changes Course, Reverses Registration Policy Change for Rideshare Drivers

California ditches a newly instated policy that required rideshare drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles.

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U.S. to Impose Big Tariffs on China and Taiwan for Dumping Solar Panels on Market

The International Trade Commission has voted to uphold findings that the two countries intentionally saturated the market with cheap photovoltaic cells, undercutting competition and driving prices down.

Dutch authorities fine Uber €10,000 a pop

So far, the Dutch government doesn't seem very vigilant in cracking down on Uber

Italy Antitrust Authority fines carriers for premium service abuses

Customers sometimes found they were receiving the services without their full knowledge and explicit consent

Friend of Silk Road creator details early days of the site

Richard Bates testified that he helped Ross Ulbricht troubleshoot the site, which later became an online marketplace for illegal products

Uber in legal hot water again in South Korea

The country's telecom regulator said the ride-sharing company is breaking information protection rules

Prosecutors tighten case against alleged Silk Road mastermind

Anonymous TorChats and a journal highlight the activities of Silk Road operator

Alleged Silk Road 2.0 'key assistant' charged

Brian Richard Farrell is accused of being a key assistant to the alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0

Silk Road trial needs more evidence for Mt. Gox connection

The defense for Ross Ulbricht did not offer sufficient proof for introducing Mt. Gox into court, the judge warned

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Let’s Not Make Patent Trolls Stronger

Bill proposed by National Retail Federation wouldn’t shut them down, and it might simply legitimize them.

UK regulators end fraud probe into HP's Autonomy acquisition

A U.S. investigation into the sale of Autonomy to HP is ongoing

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 19

Microsoft is all about Windows 10 this week ... the NSA was lurking in NK networks ... Alibaba starts with partners in US ... and more

Opponent of Apple, Google settlement with workers wants larger cut in new deal

One of the named plaintiffs, Michael Devine, wants a larger share of the new settlement proposed

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 16

Servers boost Intel results ... Xiaomi wants in on smart homes ... Prosecutors try to catch their Dread Pirate Roberts ... and more

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Restraining Orders by Telepresence -- and Why the Law Needs to Catch Up With Tech

Although St. Joseph's hospital in New Jersey offers temporary restraining orders by telepresence, the law is still playing catch-up to the technology.

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