The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced on Thursday that it is considering a move to let internet users decide what personal data Big Tech companies can share with advertisers. The ACCC published its interim report, listing Google as its main adversary. The recent report is the latest in Australia’s fight against Google. “Advertising [...]

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A group of Google engineers announced Monday that they are forming a union, a very rare step in the technology industry. More than 200 employees at Google and Alphabet formed the Alphabet Workers Union, which will be affiliated with the Communication Workers of America union. The newly formed union will be the first open to [...]

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The United Nations Human Rights Office Wednesday criticized President Trump for pardoning former Blackwater contractors who were jailed in the US for killing 14 Iraqi civilians. On Tuesday, Trump granted full pardons to the former Blackwater contractors. The contractors had been previously sentenced to life imprisonment in August 2019 for the murders that took place [...]

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US Attorney General William Barr announced Monday that Libyan national Abu Agila Mohammad Masud Kheir Al-Marimi has been charged for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988 that killed citizens from 21 countries, including 190 Americans. It was considered the deadliest terror attack on the United States and [...]

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The Abolitionist Law Center published a report Tuesday highlighting racial disparities in Pittsburgh policing. The report shows that in 2019, Black people accounted for 43.6 percent of traffic stops and 71.4 percent of all frisks, though Black people only account for 23.2 percent of the city’s population. The report also shows that Black people also [...]

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld President-elect Joe Biden’s win on Monday, rejecting President Donald Trump’s lawsuit denying ballot results. Justice Brian Hagedorn delivered the court’s opinion, securing Biden’s victory in Wisconsin. Justice Hagedorn said that the challenges to voting laws “come long after the last play or even the last game; the Campaign is challenging [...]

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The Hungarian government on Tuesday introduced legislation that would ban adoption for same-sex couples. Under the new legislation, adoption will only be legal for same-sex couples if one partner applies as a single person. The legislation will only recognize families between married partners where the mother is a female, and the father is male. Justice [...]

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Scotland’s law banning the smacking of children came into effect on Saturday, making it the first UK nation to do so. The law provides children with the same protection from assault as adults receive. “This law sets out in clear terms that physical punishment should no longer be part of childhood in Scotland and it [...]

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The UAE government on Saturday announced that it will cancel lenient penalties for honor killings and will introduce other progressive policies. In a statement released by his government, President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan approved amendments to personal status, civil transactions, the penal code and criminal procedural laws. “Based on the UAE solid commitment [...]

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Michigan voters Tuesday approved an amendment to the state constitution that will require law enforcement to get a warrant for electronic data searches. The amendment prohibits searches and seizures of electronic data and electronic communications without a warrant, establishing clear guidelines for law enforcement. Though warrantless searches generally violate the Fourth Amendment, courts have allowed [...]

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