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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 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 …

New Google Privacy Policy Has Japan Concerned New Google Privacy Policy Has Japan Concerned

Everybody is getting so worked up over the new Google privacy policy that’s going live today. First it was the European Union and the FTC who came out against it and now it seems that Japan doesn’t like it that …

Hawaii Could Force ISPs To Log All Browsing History, Indefinitely Hawaii Could Force ISPs To Log All Browsing History, Indefinitely
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In the current political climate, with all the buzz about SOPA & PIPA and now H.R.1981 & ACTA, Hawaii state representative John Mizuno has to be outside of his mind to introduce a comical piece of legislation like H.B. 2288. …

No Hands-Free Devices For Drivers Idea Fails To Win Public Support No Hands-Free Devices For Drivers Idea Fails To Win Public Support

There are plenty of things that a driver can do to distract him/herself to a dangerous degree – texting, disciplining children, drinking beer, eating a meatball sub, etc. And while most people can agree that first thing on that list, …

Should Teachers And Students Be Friends on Facebook? Should Teachers And Students Be Friends on Facebook?
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My 20-something-year-old friend is a high school history teacher. That means that he is not that far removed from high school himself – and definitely not that much older than the students in his classes. It also means that some …

N.J. Sexting Bill Would Send Teens to Sexting School N.J. Sexting Bill Would Send Teens to Sexting School
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We all know that technology has made it so much easier these days for kids. I’m not even that old and I remember when I had to leave a message with my friend’s mom and wait for them to call …

FTC Guidelines Raise Big Blogging Questions
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Update 3: The new FTC Guidelines went into effect this week. A recent WebProNews interview with Wendy Piersall, Founder of the Woo! Jr. Network, looks at some interesting points about them that you may not have considered – some "gray areas" if you will.