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2020-01-26 - Movie & TV Show Database Bombards Google With Bizarre Takedown Notices

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 18:15
First launched in 1993, France-based company AlloCiné aims to support the entertainment industries by providing information on movies and TV shows. The company operates a portal located at Allocine.fr where users can research movies, TV series, actors and view a wide range of additional information... Economic

2020-01-25 - LG Electronics Commissions Third Free Wash Centre in Kano State, Reiterates Commitment to Drive Sustainability

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 18:15
LG Electronics, global leader in consumer electronics has reiterated its commitment to drive sustainability through its nationwide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and extension of its ‘Life’s Good with LG Wash’ intervention to Kano State. The company recently commissioned a new... Economic Legal

2020-01-25 - This Week In Techdirt History: January 19th - 25th

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 18:15
Five Years Ago This week in 2015, newly released documents from the Snowden leak revealed how the UK's GCHG collected emails from journalists and used compromised hardware to get data from iPhones, and how the NSA harvested data from other surveillance agencies. We also learned more about... Economic Legal

2020-01-25 - Internet Provider RCN Asks Court to Dismiss Piracy Liability Lawsuit

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 18:15
Last summer several major music companies filed a lawsuit against Internet provider RCN. Helped by the RIAA, they argued that the ISP turned a blind eye to pirating subscribers. The lawsuit is in many regards similar to the ones against other ISPs, such as Cox, Grande, and Charter, which were all... Economic Legal

2020-01-25 - Mali : La fibre optique gagne du terrain

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 18:15
Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-01-25 - Rivendell Has Now Sent Half a Billion DMCA Takedown Requests to Google

Sun, 26/01/2020 - 18:15
DMCA notices or their equivalents can be filed against websites, hosts, ISPs and other services almost anywhere in the world, with the majority of entities taking some action in response. At Google, for example, the company receives DMCA notices requesting that allegedly-infringing URLs are... Economic

2020-01-25 - One State May Become the First to Ban Law Enforcement Use of Genealogy Databases

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 18:14
A state lawmaker in Utah wants police to stop using consumer genealogy databases to help them find criminals. Jasmine McNealy, faculty associate, said that law enforcement accessing personal data held by third parties is not a new legal debate. “We’ve seen this problem with banking and cell phone... Security

2020-01-25 - How YouTube shields advertisers (not viewers) from harmful videos

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 18:14
The difference between the protections YouTube offers its advertisers and those it provides consumers is stark.  Jonas Kaiser notes that YouTube faces questions of censorship and freedom of speech when it comes to what videos are permitted on the platform. “The relationship YouTube has with... Security Human Rights

2020-01-25 - RBZ Freezes Accounts Of Company Which “Injected Millions Of Dollars In Parallel Market”

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 18:14
Yesterday the RBZ sent out a warning to companies suspected of destabilising the country due to “illegal activities” forex market. The Central Bank followed this up by announcing that one of the companies being investigated by the Financial Intelligence Unit has had their accounts frozen.... Economic

2020-01-25 - Leaked Document Suggests Possible Facial Recognition Ban In Europe

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 18:14
Bans of facial recognition tech are popping up across the United States. Facial recognition tech use by law enforcement is currently banned in the state of California and a few cities in Massachusetts have blocked local government agencies from deploying the tech. Given the tech's relative... Security Legal

2020-01-25 - Protestors in Los Angeles force ICANN board out of hiding over .org sale – for a brief moment, at least

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 18:14
DNS overseer accepts 35,000-signature petition... and then runs away It was only going to be one rogue member, then it wasn’t happening at all, and then the entire board of DNS overseer ICANN emerged from the organization’s headquarters into Los Angeles, blinking in the bright sun, to accept a 35,... Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-01-24 - Panelists Debate Federal Role in Digital Privacy, But Agree Upon Need to Minimize Algorithmic Bias

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 18:14
WASHINGTON, January 24, 2020 - Panelists at a Next Century Cities event on Thursday clashed on the appropriate federal role in the regulation of digital privacy, but generally agreed on the importance of minimizing algorithmic bias in targeting a particular racial or ethnic group. The panel began... Legal Security

2020-01-24 - Reminder: Our Public Domain Game Jam Of 1924 Works Has One More Week

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 18:14
Here's a quick reminder that we're running a Gaming Like It's 1924 game jam, asking people to come up with both digital and analog games using newly public domain works from 1924. While the US spent decades not allowing any new works into the public domain, that changed last year (... Legal

2020-01-24 - YouTube Streamer Hit With Demonetization Over Copyright Claims To Numbers '36' And '50'

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 18:14
We've long had discussions about how wide open for abuse and error YouTube's copyright and demonetization practices are. Between the hamfisted method by which the accused is treated as guilty from the get go, to the impossibility of doing large-scale policing like this in a way that'... Economic

2020-01-24 - Victory! Lawsuit Challenging FOSTA Reinstated by Court

Sat, 25/01/2020 - 18:14
Judges Found Plaintiffs Have Standing to SueSAN FRANCISCO–A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of FOSTA, a federal law that has driven marginalized communities and speech about sex and sex work offline, was reinstated today in a court ruling that recognizes the statute poses a substantial... Human Rights Legal

2020-01-24 - Gear4Music reports Black Friday dispatches up by 34% after work to upgrade infrastructure

Fri, 24/01/2020 - 18:14
Gear4Music this week said that work to upgrade its warehousing and other infrastructure had paid off over the 2019 peak trading season. Economic

2020-01-24 - In other news.. John Lewis tops customer satisfaction rankings, HMV owner makes new acquisition and Tesco does away with multipacks to cut plastic

Fri, 24/01/2020 - 18:14
Retailers top ratings for customer satisfaction - but satisfaction levels are generally down, HMV owner Doug Putnam buys US business, and Tesco is to stop selling multipacks in order to cut plastic Economic

2020-01-24 - Bank Foreign Currency Exchange Rates Today – 24 January 2020

Fri, 24/01/2020 - 18:14
Here are the foreign currency exchange rates for the US$, ZW$ and Rand on the interbank and black market… Interbank rate USD to ZWL$: 17.2448 ZWL$ to RAND: 0.8333 Data according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Black Market rates OMIR30.55USD / ZWL$ zimrates.com25.5USD / ZWL$ zwl365.... Economic

2020-01-24 - As We Get Closer And Closer To The EU Requiring ContentID Everywhere, More Abuses Of ContentID Exposed

Fri, 24/01/2020 - 18:14
EU member states are getting ready to implement Article 17 of the EU Copyright Directive, which will more or less force every platform that hosts any user-generated content, to either license every damn thing (impossible) or to put in place a tool like ContentID, that automatically spots and takes... Economic

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