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Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House

Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House

By Josh Wolford July 16, 2014

Late Tuesday, the Senate passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act with a unanimous vote. The bill, introduced by Democratic Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, reverses a Library of Congress decision regarding DMCA exemptions and would once again make …

State Rep Posts Impassioned Plea Against Butt Sex State Rep Posts Impassioned Plea Against Butt Sex

The great state of South Dakota, which has had a legal ban on same-sex marriage since 1996 and a constitutional amendment against it since 2006, is about to face its first legal challenge. And before the case hits the court, …

Utah Revenge Porn Ban Signed into Law Utah Revenge Porn Ban Signed into Law

Utah has just become the latest state to pass laws specifically banning “distributing intimate images of a person without that person’s permission.” These bills are generally drafted to tackle so-called revenge porn. Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the bill, HB71, …

Revenge Porn Ban to Be Proposed at Federal Level Revenge Porn Ban to Be Proposed at Federal Level

While various efforts to ban so-called “revenge porn” have been taken at the state level, there hasn’t yet been a push at the federal level to enact laws to criminalize non-consensual online distribution of sexual content. According to reports, this …

Checking Google Maps While Driving OK in CA Checking Google Maps While Driving OK in CA

A California appeals court has ruled that consulting Google Maps on your cellphone is not the same thing as talking or texting on said phone, and therefore does not fall under the handheld ban the state issued back in 2008. …

Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Gets Pushback From Apple Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Gets Pushback From Apple

Apple has joined a host of high-profile businesses in urging Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a controversial piece of legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community on religious grounds. The bill, Senate Bill 1062, amends …

Google Lobbies to Keep Glass Legal on the Highway Google Lobbies to Keep Glass Legal on the Highway

In news that can’t come as much of a surprise, Google has begun to throw its mighty weight around to halt state legislation that would cripple or even totally ban the use of Google Glass while driving. Reuters reports that …

California Egg Law Is Met With Opposition California Egg Law Is Met With Opposition

California has proposed a law set for 2015 that will regulate more stringent guidelines regarding the treatment of chickens. In order for farmers to qualify for selling eggs, space requirements must be met as well as other conditions such as …

Woman Ticketed for Driving with Google Glass Wins Woman Ticketed for Driving with Google Glass Wins
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The California woman who was recently ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving (the first such citation in the country) has been let off the hook. A court dismissed Cecilia Abadie’s ticket on Thursday afternoon, saying that there was no …

NY Lawmaker Attempts Google Glass Ban for Drivers NY Lawmaker Attempts Google Glass Ban for Drivers
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If Brooklyn Assemblyman FĂ©lix Ortiz has is way, New York highways will be a Google Glass-free zone. The Democrat has introduced legislation to ban the use of Google Glass for those operating a motor vehicle. It would be a expansion …

New York City's Smoking Ban to Include E-cigarettes New York City's Smoking Ban to Include E-cigarettes
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Since 2002, New York City has banned smoking in bars, restaurants, places of employment, government buildings, parks, and other public places. Now, over a decade after that law was enacted, the NYC Council has decided to add e-cigarettes to the …

Pussy Riot And Greenpeace Members May Be Freed Early Pussy Riot And Greenpeace Members May Be Freed Early

Pussy Riot released the video for Like A Red Prison earlier this year. Many wondered if the video served as a political statement in relation to last year’s imprisonment of members from the musical group who were punished for involvement …

‘Deer Trail’ Drones: Residents Want to Shoot Down ‘Deer Trail’ Drones: Residents Want to Shoot Down
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It’s normal for hunters to consider shooting at deer and other forms of wildlife, but shooting at government drones is not something to cross the average mind. However, one community recently thought about this option. On Tuesday, the population of …

Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana Trade Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana Trade

Today is a historic day for the potential global expansion of legalizing marijuana as a trade. While the majority of the United States think that the use of marijuana should be legal, another country is considering legalizing other components of …

Requests Changes to 'Stand Your Ground' Requests Changes to 'Stand Your Ground'

Should someone without a weapon be shot in self-defense if another person considers the person’s behavior to be suspicious? Trayvon Martin’s mother (Sybrina Fulton) and the mother of Jordan Russell Davis (Lucia Holman McBath) both lost their sons (each were …

Google Glass-Wearing Driver Ticketed in California Google Glass-Wearing Driver Ticketed in California
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If you’re driving around in the state of California, you might want to ditch the Google Glass. A California woman has been ticketed for wearing Google Glass while operating a motor vehicle, or more specifically “driving with a monitor visible.” …

Michigan Beer Bill: No Skimping On a Pint! Michigan Beer Bill: No Skimping On a Pint!

Ever sat down and ordered a pint of beer only to drain the glass a little too quickly? If so, don’t be too quick to call yourself a lush because that pint you ordered might not have really been 16 …