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Sweet judge forgives a super dumb traffic violation

Sweet judge forgives a super dumb traffic violation Getting a traffic ticket sucks, having to argue it in court is even worse.Judge Frank Caprio has heard every excuse in the book from law violators on his local show "Caught in Providence," but because he has a giant heart, he sometimes lets them off the hook.

U.S. House of Representatives approves Email Privacy Act, Senate up next

U.S. House of Representatives approves Email Privacy Act, Senate up next For about 31 years now, our electronic data — such as our email messages — has been protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).Now, the United States House of Representatives has passed a new Email Privacy Act that could address some concerns with the aging ECPA, as PCWorld reports.

How the UK government can hack your personal data

How the UK government can hack your personal data From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government.Here's a provisional guide: Before you land, your data has already been sent to the UK's border agency for risk assessment.

Step1 to becoming Sweden

Step1 to becoming Sweden Home "Newsmotion passes inOntario Legislaturemoon INNESTORONTO - The Canadian PressPublished Friday, Feb.24, 7: ESTLast updated Friday, Feb.

Uber prohibits future use of Greyball for avoiding law enforcement personnel

Uber prohibits future use of Greyball for avoiding law enforcement personnel city and international authorities allege Uber has been systematically using a software tool called “Greyball” to elude law enforcement in areas where the ride-sharing service has been banned, according to The New York Times.What Uber allegedly wanted to avoid was having drivers pick up law enforcement officers who would impound the vehicles and issue tickets to the drivers.

'Let Him Fix It': The Battle Over Who Gets To Repair Your Consoles

'Let Him Fix It': The Battle Over Who Gets To Repair Your Consoles He fervently wants independent repair outfits like his to be left alone to do their thing.Recently, eight states’ senators have introduced bills that protect GorillaStump’s right to repair consoles.

Hey law students: Want a job? Well, you better learn to code.

Hey law students: Want a job? Well, you better learn to code. Universities around the world are introducing classes that train students in the use of legal software, assisting with anything from contract creation to legal research.But are students simply training the algorithms that will take their jobs?

Court settles debate that’s divided grammar nerds for decades

Court settles debate that’s divided grammar nerds for decades Ah, the Oxford comma.So what does this have to do with a bunch of workers trying to get overtime pay?

Farmers are pirating John Deere tractor software to stick it to the man

Farmers are pirating John Deere tractor software to stick it to the man Many of us have downloaded cracked software from the darker corners of the internet over the years.Some of the most prolific users of cracked software these days aren’t who you think.

These rivers have just received the same rights as humans

These rivers have just received the same rights as humans After New Zealand granted Whanganui River the status of a human being, India's done it for two of its oldest, longest and most iconic rivers: Ganga and Yamuna.They have provided both physical and spiritual sustenance to all of us from time immemorial," the ruling said.

How your car might be protected from hackers in the future

How your car might be protected from hackers in the future Two senators are trying to defend your future cars from hacks.Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal (of Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively) recently reintroduced the SPY Car Act, which aims to protect the control of your vehicle as well as any data a hacker might find there.