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Trump’s Move Likely To Weaken Law Projects That Protect Social Media Cos.- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, in an extraordinary attempt to regulate social media platforms where he has been criticized. The proposed legislation is part of an executive order Trump signed on Thursday afternoon. Trump had attacked […]

Amazon.com asks for federal law against price gouging during national emergencies – Finance- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Online retailer Amazon.com, criticised for not acting quickly enough to curb sellers who charged hundreds of dollars for high-demand hand sanitizer during the early phase of the new coronavirus pandemic, urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a law against price gouging during times of national emergency. Price-gouging is not usually illegal but can be in […]

Questions remain over whether data collected by Covidsafe app could be accessed by US law enforcement | Law – Blog – Emails

The federal government has reassured the public that Covidsafe data held by Amazon will not be able to be accessed by US law enforcement, but a parliamentary committee is currently investigating separate legislation that would pave the way for US law enforcement to access data held in Australia. Federal parliament this week debated and passed […]

Court suspends part of Slovakia’s phone-tracking law to fight virus spread – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Slovakia’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday suspended parts of a new law allowing state authorities to access data collected by telecommunications operators as part of plans to track contacts of people infected with the coronavirus. Parliament approved the legislation in March, but while the court said it accepted the necessity for fast solutions during the pandemic, […]

COVIDSafe privacy protections now locked in law – Strategy – Security – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The privacy protections behind Australia’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app are now enshrined in law after the underpinning legislation passed through parliament with minor improvements. The Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill cleared the senate without amendments on Thursday morning, two days after it was introduced by the government. The legislation seeks to allay privacy […]

Revenge porn in Australia: the law is only as effective as the law enforcement | Society- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

When Laura* was 14, she was convinced that her boyfriend was the love of her life. So, when several girls messaged her to say he had sent them a video of her drunk and engaging in a sexual act, she told herself they were lying. “I was just like, ‘Oh, you don’t know anything about […]

UK contact-tracing app could fall foul of privacy law, government told | Technology – Blog – Emails

UK contact-tracing app could fall foul of privacy law, government told | Technology – Blog – Tempemail.co Skip to content The NHS contact-tracing app must not be rolled out across the UK until the government has increased privacy and data protections, an influential parliamentary committee has said, as rights groups warn that the current trial […]

Revealed: Amazon told workers paid sick leave law doesn’t cover warehouses | Technology – Blog – Emails

Amazon workers in southern California’s industrial heartland say the company’s policies are forcing sick employees to work and that warehouses are refusing to comply with a state paid sick leave law meant to prevent Covid-19 outbreaks. In the Inland Empire region outside Los Angeles, Amazon workers told the Guardian they fear losing their jobs if […]

Contact apps won’t end lockdown. But they might kill off democracy | John Naughton | Opinion – Blog – Emails

Repeat after me: there is no magic bullet for getting us through this pandemic. And smartphone-based proximity-sensing is definitely not that bullet, though it might be useful if two conditions are met. One is that it’s perceived by citizens to be trustworthy and protects their privacy; the other is that it’s deployed in conjunction with […]

XCOM: Chimera Squad review – human-alien hybrids lay down the law | Games – Blog – Emails

Beginning where most disaster movies end – with cities ruined and civilisation in utter disarray – XCOM: Chimera Squad is about the horrifying aftermath of an alien invasion. Our heroic band of scientists and soldiers may have defeated the extraterrestrial conquerors at the end of acclaimed strategy sequel XCOM 2, but the world they won […]