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Trayvon Martin’s Mom Wants Revisions to ‘SYG’ Laws

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!

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 …

Revenge Porn Now the Focus of New York Lawmakers Revenge Porn Now the Focus of New York Lawmakers

A handful of New York lawmakers want to make their state the third to update its law books to ban so-called “revenge porn.” Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 255 into law, making it illegal to ““electronically distribute …

‘Revenge Porn’ Is Now Officially Banned in California ‘Revenge Porn’ Is Now Officially Banned in California
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With a stroke of Governor Jerry Brown’s pen, California has become the latest state to criminalize so-called “revenge porn.” We’ve been tracking the bill, SB 255, as it moved through the state’s legislature – passing committee back in June and …

Revenge Porn Bill Moves Along in California Revenge Porn Bill Moves Along in California

The state of California is looking to crack down on so-called “revenge porn” with a new law that would make posting sexual images without someone’s consent a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and $2000 fine. We …

Wentworth Miller Shares Important Personal News

Female fans of the popular hit series Prison Break may be letting out a collective sigh of disappointment this evening as Wentworth Miller has announced the reason behind his decision not to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival as …

Square Pays $507K Fine for Operating without Proper License in Florida Square Pays $507K Fine for Operating without Proper License in Florida

Mobile payments company Square has agreed to pay a fine in the state of Florida for operating without the proper licensing. Square entered a payment of $507,000 to Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation on July 24th, after the Office found …

Google Glass to Be Banned for Drivers in the U.K.? Google Glass to Be Banned for Drivers in the U.K.?
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Google has yet to offer its new wearable tech, Google Glass, in the U.K. – but the Department of Transport has already decided to set in motion a ban of the device for drivers. Here’s what a Department of Transport …

Revenge Porn Targeted by California Lawmakers Revenge Porn Targeted by California Lawmakers

A new California bill looks to curtail the spread of so-called “revenge porn” by finally codifying the crime into law and setting specific penalties for the unauthorized distribution of sexual materials. SB 255 has passed the California Senate’s Public Safety …

$10 Minimum Wage Proposed by Michigan Democrats $10 Minimum Wage Proposed by Michigan Democrats
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Michigan lawmakers are looking to raise their state’s minimum wage as debate heats up across the country over how the current rate and any changes to it would affect workers. The proposed bill looks to set the new minimum wage …

Louisiana Looks to Ban Facebooking While Driving in Expansion of Anti-Texting Laws Louisiana Looks to Ban Facebooking While Driving in Expansion of Anti-Texting Laws

The state of Louisiana is looking to crack down on another activity that threatens the safety of its commuters: Facebooking while driving. Really, this includes any sort of social networking while driving like tweeting or posting photos to Instagram. The …

Google Glass While Driving Ban Already Being Considered in One State Google Glass While Driving Ban Already Being Considered in One State
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When you think about upcoming Google technologies that state legislatures may be looking to regulate on their roadways, the first thing that pops into your head is likely self-driving cars. But it’s another upcoming Google product that you may want …

Texting While Walking Could Soon Be Illegal in Nevada Texting While Walking Could Soon Be Illegal in Nevada
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Nevada Assemblyman Harvey Munford is concerned about all of the people he has seen texting while walking. And why shouldn’t he be? I mean, people are walking off piers left and right. Apparently, he’s been on the lookout for the …

Meet the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois Bill That’ll Make Your Head Spin Meet the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois Bill That’ll Make Your Head Spin
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State lawmakers all across the country busy at work crafting ridiculous, head-spinning laws can take the day off. There is no way they can top this. A new bill proposed in the Illinois State Senate looks to completely wipe out …

Google Continues To Battle Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links Google Continues To Battle Publishers Who Want To Be Paid For Links
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Google prepared a note about a proposal by French lawmakers and backed by French news publsihers, which want search engines to license all of their content. Publishers want to be paid for the privilege of linking to their content. Obviously, …

Self-Driving Cars Clear Another Hurdle in California Self-Driving Cars Clear Another Hurdle in California
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In March, a California State Senator introduced legislation that aimed to force the Department of the California Highway Patrol to adopt safety standards and requirements for autonomous vehicles, aka self-driving cars. And now, that bill has been passed an sent …

New Jersey Town To Ticket Texters For Distracted Walking New Jersey Town To Ticket Texters For Distracted Walking
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While some states have already cracked down on texting while driving, and the NTSB and the Dept. of Transportation are looking to impose nationwide bans on cellphone use while driving, one small town is looking to tackle pedestrians as well …

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Wants Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Wants Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving
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In today’s installment of the “good luck with that” files, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has come out in favor of an all-out ban of the use of cellphones while driving. This would prohibit anyone from using their device …

Video Games Need More Warnings Says Congress

After the Supreme Court ruling and a wide variety of other laws attempting to police video games getting thrown out, you would think the blokes in Congress would finally learn. H.R. 4204 proves they have not learned a thing. Congressmen …

German Lawmakers May Be Jeopardizing Search German Lawmakers May Be Jeopardizing Search

News aggregation as we know it, and possibly even search as we know it, may be in danger – at least in Germany. German lawmakers are reportedly kicking around new legislation, which if turned into law, would require a news …