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Court Victory Legalizes 3D-printable Gun Blueprints

3D Printed Gun

A multi-year legal battle over the ability to distribute computer models of gun parts and replicate them in 3D printers has ended in defeat for government authorities who sought to prevent the practice. Cody Wilson, the gunmaker and free speech advocate behind the lawsuit, now intends to expand his operations, …

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Irish Post Office Makes Drone Delivery to Island

Irish Postal Service Drone

Ireland’s national postal service has made its first-ever drone delivery to an island where it could be a little harder than usual to get the mail delivered in a timely fashion. An official with An Post said on Twitter that it delivered a parcel from Roonagh Pier in Mayo to Clare Island. …

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Now Congress Scrutinizing Alphabet and Apple

US Capitol

In the wake of last week’s Google scandal around third-party apps accessing user information, top Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to both Alphabet and Apple. The top Republican leaders asked Larry Page about the third-party access to user email, while checking in with Tim …

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California Passes Far-Reaching Privacy Law

California State Capitol Building

A bill signed into law this week in California will give consumers there more control over their data than anywhere else in the country. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday that requires companies to tell customers who ask what personal data the company has collected, and any arrangements resulting in anyone …

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Net Neutrality Repeal In Effect Today

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The repeal of rules governing how internet service providers can treat traffic on the web go into effect today, with backers, including the majority of the Federal Communications Commission, saying the new rule book will still protect internet users’ freedom, while allowing service providers to continue to innovate. Opponents, however, …

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California Senate Passes Net Neutrality Bill

California State Capitol Building

Internet providers in California would have to operate under net neutrality rules stricter than the federal rules repealed last year, under a measure passed this week by the California Senate. The bill, which passed the Senate 23-12 on Thursday, prohibits companies from blocking legal internet traffic, slowing down internet traffic …

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North Carolina Sets Up CyberDefense Unit

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The state of North Carolina has started a new unit that will focus on protecting the government and the private sector from cyberattacks. The North Carolina Department of Information Technology said in a statement released last week that unit would work with other government agencies to combat attacks, promote awareness …

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