Technology law and ethics

FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. The Defense Department has approved new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. But officials stopped far short of imposing an all-out ban. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
May 22, 2018 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. But officials stopped far short of imposing an all-out ban. The memo,...
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the keynote address at Build, the company's annual conference for software developers Monday, May 7, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 07, 2018 - 2:48 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on Microsoft's developers' conference (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says "privacy is a human right" and that internet users should be in control of their data. Nadella outlined the company's ethical principles Monday as he kicked off its annual...
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May 07, 2018 - 1:16 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian federal court has ordered Microsoft to make it easier for users of its Windows 10 operating system to opt out of providing personal data to the software giant. Prosecutors in Sao Paulo filed a civil action last month that accused the Redmond, Washington-based company of...
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In this April 27, 2018 photo, a woman reacts to a Peppa Pig mascot during the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing, China. The cherubic British cartoon character, Peppa Pig, has become an unlikely target of China's censors as online fans use her porcine likeness in sardonic memes and "gangster" catchphrases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 02, 2018 - 7:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — A cherubic British cartoon character has become an unlikely target of China's censors as fans use her porcine likeness in rap videos and "gangster" tattoos. The bright pink swine's subversive alter-ego has made her a viral hit but also an apparent target of government workers who...
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May 01, 2018 - 5:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Tech giants Google and Microsoft have joined a chorus or cybersecurity experts urging Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto a bill that makes unauthorized computer access a crime punishable by up to a year in prison. The 1½-page proposal, passed in March in the final chaotic hours of...
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May 01, 2018 - 1:37 pm
The first black woman to serve as American University's student government president has sued a neo-Nazi website's publisher, accusing him of orchestrating an online harassment campaign against her. Taylor Dumpson's federal lawsuit, filed Monday in Washington, says Andrew Anglin directed The Daily...
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April 30, 2018 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to review the settlement of a class action lawsuit involving Google, where the settlement agreement largely directed money to organizations rather than search engine users. The court agreed Monday to take the case. The lawsuit involves Google users who...
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Protesters gather at a central street to rally against authorities' move to block parts of the internet in Russia in Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 30, 2018. Some 10,000 were rallying Monday afternoon in Moscow to protest against recent restrictions on internet freedom in Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
April 30, 2018 - 10:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Some 10,000 people were rallying in Moscow on Monday to protest against recent restrictions on internet freedom in Russia. Russian authorities this month began blocking popular messaging app Telegram over its refusal to hand over keys to its data encryption. Telegram, which was...
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April 19, 2018 - 10:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS. Michael Cohen had sued in state and federal courts in New York over publication of the unconfirmed dossier detailing suspected ties between Trump and...
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April 17, 2018 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails the government wanted as part of a drug trafficking investigation. The justices on Tuesday agreed with both the administration and Microsoft that last month's passage of the Cloud...
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