Facebook, Google Ask Congress to Make Computer Science a K-12 Priority

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and more than a dozen other advocacy groups have sent a letter to the Chairman and ranking members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee. The letter…

Uber Facing Another Lawsuit from Driver Who Claims Employee Status

Uber is once again facing a lawsuit from a driver who says he should be treated as an employee, rather than an independent contractor. A Los Angeles man named Greg Fisher has sued Uber in California Northern District Court. He…

Revenge Porn Now a Specific Offense in the UK, Punishable by Up to Two Years in Jail

Revenge porn has been a hot topic in legislatures and courtrooms both across the US and abroad. Now, the UK is poised to pass a new law that will make the sharing of images without one’s consent a specific criminal…

Teens Tweet Group Sex Video, Get Hit with Child Porn Charges

Four Joliet, Illinois teens could spend the next few years in a juvenile facility after posting a group sex video on Twitter. Three boys, aged 14, 15, and 16, and one girl, aged 15, were arrested after the girl’s mother…

Montana Yoga Pants Ban Bill Was Literally Laughed Out of the Room

Earlier this week, we told you about Montana State rep David Moore, a Republican with a mission. Moore sponsored House Bill 365, which made headlines as the bill that wanted to ban yoga pants. And speedos. And tight, beige tank…

This Lawmaker Wants to Ban Yoga Pants and Speedos

Meet David “Doc” Moore, a Republican legislator from Missoula, Montana. David Moore would like you to please refrain from wearing any sort of form-fitting clothing in public, thank you very much. Moore has sponsored a bill, House Bill 365, that…

Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals

During Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama briefly touched on some proposals that may have an impact on the digital advertising industry. These include laws to combat cyber attacks and to protect the data of minors. Here’s the…

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform

About a year ago, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition was formed. Today, it includes AOL, Apple, Drobpbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. The companies have since maintained a website on the issue, and have now penned an…

California Drones Bill Vetoed, Police Not Required to Obtain Warrants for Unmanned Surveillance

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have instituted regulations on drone use by public agencies – including the police. Among other things, the bill would have forced police, in most cases, to obtain a warrant to…

Unlocking Your Cellphone Is Now Legal – Again

Today, President Obama will sign a bill into law that The White House calls “a win for American consumers, a win for wireless competition, and an example of democracy at its best.” It’s the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition…