Tag: California

More US Cities Seek to ban Facial Recognition Technology

While it seems evident facial recognition technology will become mainstream in the very near future, there will be some bumps along the road. More and more US cities are effectively banning this technology as a statement against mass surveillance. A very interesting turn of events, albeit it remains to be seen how many other locations decide to follow suit in the months and years ahead.  Oakland Might Make a Meaningful …
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California May Take Protecting Citizens’ Privacy Into Its Own Hands

There is a bill headed for a final vote in the California state legislature this Friday, and it could be a huge win for consumer privacy. Californians may soon retake control of the data collected on them by broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon. While this bill will only affect consumers in California, it may just be the beginning of consumers waking up and empowering themselves again. California’s Broadband Privacy Bill The story …
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California Lawmakers Draft A Proposal Against Ransomware

Bringing an end to the ransomware threat can be achieved in many ways. According to California lawmakers, the legal system provides all of the necessary tools. At the same time, internet criminals don’t lose any sleep over their actions being legal or illegal under any law. That isn’t keeping lawmakers from trying to create new legislative proposals, though. Can We Ban Ransomware By Law? It is an interesting solution to …
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US District Judge Allows Mt.Gox Class Action Lawsuit Against Mizuho Bank to Proceed in California

Northern District of Illinois Judge Gary Feinerman, has ruled that a class action suit filed in Illinois by victims of the the Mt.Gox fraud against Japanese bank Mizuho, will be moved to the Central District of California based on long-arm statute. “California’s long-arm statute allows the exercise of personal jurisdiction to the full extent permissible under the U.S. Constitution.” Mizuho attempted to have the suit relocated to Japan on jurisdictional …
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