1. cageymaru

    China Uses Facial Recognition to Crackdown on Illegal Subletting in Public Housing

    China has devised a facial-recognition smart lock that allows the government to crackdown on illegal subletting in public housing. Like most countries, China has limited space and resources to dedicate to public housing for older and poor citizens. In many instances, these tenants are illegally...
  2. cageymaru

    China Is Considering a Law to Make Forced Tech Transfers Illegal

    China is reportedly considering a law that would make it illegal to force foreign investors to transfer technology to China. This law would "ensure foreign investors enjoy equal treatment with domestic counterparts in China, except in those excluded areas specified in a negative list." The...
  3. cageymaru

    Robocall Firm Is Facing a $37.5 Million Fine from FCC for Spoofing Consumer Numbers

    The FCC has proposed leveraging a $37.5 million fine against Affordable Enterprises of Arizona for making 2.3 million illegally-spoofed telemarketing annoyance calls from numbers belonging to other consumers not affiliated with the company. This is the very first time that the FCC has been able...
  4. DooKey

    Who Gets To Be On The Steam Store? Part Deux

    It was only a couple of days ago that we reported Steam is going to let almost anything stay in their store unless it is illegal or trolling. However, they just removed four more games from Steam and it doesn't appear that these games fit the loose definition they provided just day ago. So...
  5. DooKey

    Loot Boxes are now Illegal in Belgium

    Belgium has declared that loot boxes in some games are "games of chance" and this constitutes illegal gambling. As a result publishers may be subject to fines and imprisonment as specified in the gaming legislation. Three games (Overwatch, FIFA 18, CS:GO) are currently under the gun and must...
  6. DooKey

    Hollywood Strikes Back Against Illegal Streaming Kodi Add-Ons

    An anti-piracy alliance supported by many major US and UK movie studios, broadcasters and content providers has dealt a blow (WARNING auto play video) to the third-party Kodi add-on scene after it successfully forced a number of popular piracy-linked streaming tools offline. In what appears to...
  7. FrgMstr

    Google Drive and Dropbox Illegal Filesharing Havens

    This Gadget 360 article is chock full of fun facts about filesharing. Did you know you can even use Google Maps to share out links to copyrighted files? I never thought of doing it that way. Not that I would ever think about doing it any way else, of course. Google Drive seems most popular...
  8. FrgMstr

    Very Personal Technology and Search and Seizure

    So with implantable biotech coming into reality, this story caught my eye. Ross Compton, an old dude with a pacemaker, is being tried for arson. While the article is thin on solid details, it looks like that the prosecution obtained his pace maker data, which recorded heart beat rate (nothing...