Policy > Law

UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

Exclusive Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
Jasper Hamill, 19 Aug 08:04

Ad regulator pulls down Branson-backed magic undies

Wireless Armour ads promising radiation-free wedding tackle labelled 'misleading'
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Aug 07:02

Rimini Street promises 'business as usual' after Oracle IP judgment

Rimini's wrong on Oracle database licence, says judge
Gavin Clarke, 15 Aug 16:48

Oracle claims knockout blow in IP lawsuit

Judge says Rimini Street pinched Larry's goodies
Simon Sharwood, 15 Aug 07:28

Merger-hungry Comcast and Time Warner withdraw from FCC commissioner's dinner event

Cable firms step away amidst heat on conflict of interest
Shaun Nichols, 15 Aug 02:58

Seven Apple Store staff cuffed in alleged $500k stolen iPhone scam bust

Apple workers Think Different – allegedly
Iain Thomson, 15 Aug 02:28

Marvell: NO WAY should we have to pay jumbo $1.54bn patent judgment

Tells appeals court Carnegie Mellon Uni patent ruling was result of 'series of legal errors'
Neil McAllister, 13 Aug 23:08

Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

Police close ranks and refuse to reveal officer's identity

Naughty NSA was so drunk on data it forgot collection rules

Declassified court docs show systematic breaches over [REDACTED] years
Richard Chirgwin, 13 Aug 05:04

London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

Operation Creative snaps 'Umbrella' site shut
Jasper Hamill, 07 Aug 14:04
BBC logo 2012

BBC man Linwood 'was unfairly sacked' over £100 MILLION DMI omnifail

Employment tribunal rules Beeb acted unfairly on dismissal
Gavin Clarke, 07 Aug 13:24


Matthew Martin's "turkeys" cartoon, 1983

Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

The goalposts are moving hourly and ministers are contradicting intelligence agencies and themselves

Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

Worstall on Wednesday Never mind the Ts&Cs, what does the law say?
Tim Worstall, 09 Jul 15:24
Google Chocolate Factory

Speaking in Tech: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling – what would Google do?

Podcast Plus: We're all living in the Post-Snowden Era™
Team Register, 09 Jul 11:41

When PR backfires: Google 'forgets' BBC TV man's banker blog post

Comment Robert Peston in right to be forgotten search takedown whodunnit
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Jul 13:02


Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

The goalposts are moving hourly and ministers are contradicting intelligence agencies and themselves
Richard Chirgwin, 06 Aug 01:07

Google on Gmail child abuse trawl: We're NOT looking for other crimes

Burglars needn't worry, says search giant
John Leyden, 05 Aug 14:59

UK WhatsApp duo convicted of possessing extreme porn

Pair pleaded guilty to 'unsolicited' shock images featuring animals
John Leyden, 05 Aug 13:31

Evidence during FOI disputes can be provided in SECRET

Freedom of Info requester NOT allowed to be present - court
OUT-LAW.COM, 05 Aug 08:02

Australia to retain telecommunications metadata

Law coming later this year, source of cash for necessary kit TBD
Simon Sharwood, 05 Aug 06:51

Lawyer for alleged Silk Road kingpin wants all evidence thrown out

Claims cops couldn't have found Silk Road servers without illegal surveillance
Neil McAllister, 05 Aug 02:27

Users should PAY for their piracy says Turnbull

No, ISPs should pay, says Brandis
Richard Chirgwin, 04 Aug 00:22

Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

They're not emails, they're business records, says court
Neil McAllister, 31 Jul 19:47

Overland Storage and BDT end four-year-long patent spat

BDT invests in Overland, Overland shares plummet
Chris Mellor, 31 Jul 15:59
Cat 5 cable

Telcos renew calls to limit metadata retention

ASIO boss “doesn't understand” says iiNet's Dalby
Richard Chirgwin, 29 Jul 04:03

'Blow it up': Plods pop round for chat with Commonwealth Games tweeter

You'd better not be talking about the council's housing plans
Jasper Hamill, 28 Jul 11:36
Google Chocolate Factory

Google's Canadian 'memory hole' to continue

Equustek case reaches beyond Canuck borders

ONE EMAIL costs mining company $300 MEEELION

Environmental activist walks free after hoax sent share price over a cliff
Simon Sharwood, 26 Jul 10:03
The White House according to Google Maps

Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services

Class action launched on behalf of 100 million iPhone owners
Jasper Hamill, 25 Jul 11:18