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"More illegal than a penny-farthing bicycle": Illegal Christmas gifts, digital driver licenses and 20 years of PlayStation (Girt by CNET podcast 51)

This year's "hot Christmas gift" stalls on the grid, 3D printing bans get proscriptive, your phone might be your driver's licence and we say congratulations to two decades of PlayStation in Australia.

By 27 November 2015


Live to ride again: UberX preparing to fight 'illegal ride-sharing' suspensions

The NSW Roads and Maritime has issued 40 suspension notices to drivers involved in "illegal ride sharing services," but UberX vows to fight on.

By 29 September 2015


Blueprints for 3D-printed guns now illegal in NSW

While they might be the fastest gun (to make) in the west, 3D-printed weapons are still illegal in Australia. But now, you could also face 14 years in jail just for possessing digital files of 3D-printed guns.

By 24 November 2015


Riding hoverboards in public is illegal in the UK

Like Segways, self-balancing scooters are not allowed on roads or paved walkways, Britain's public prosecution office has decreed.

By 13 October 2015


Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts the social network and thousands of other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By 6 October 2015


Holograms confront non-disabled jerks who try to park illegally (Tomorrow Daily 252)

People who park their cars illegally in disabled spaces should be ashamed of themselves! Fortunately, some of these spaces have holograms installed to make sure they know just how ashamed they should feel.

By 6 October 2015


Holograms discourage illegal parking in disabled spaces (Tomorrow Daily 252)

Ashley talks about one company's goal to plant a billion trees with the help of drones, investigates Disney Research's new app that brings coloring books to life and explains how a hologram installation is discouraging people from illegally parking in disabled spaces.

By 6 October 2015


EU data transfer deal with US may be illegal, says Europe's top legal counsel

Facebook and other US companies can not adequately protect EU citizens' data from government surveillance, says Advocate General Yves Bot.

By 24 September 2015


Sony Pictures pressed Netflix to lock out 'illegal' overseas users

A leaked email from last year's Sony Pictures hack has revealed the studio lobbied Netflix to tighten restrictions on international users accessing the service "illegally," saying it was a form of "semi-sanctioned" piracy.

By 17 April 2015


Internet mauls dentist accused of illegal kill of popular lion

Technically Incorrect: Walter Palmer, a dentist in Minnesota, has his Yelp entry attacked by those not fond of his allegedly illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

By 29 July 2015