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Amsterdam offcially approves new Airbnb-friendly laws

Hosts can now rent out their homes periodically, if they follow all the tax and safety laws related to vacation rentals.

By Feb. 13, 2014


Google fighting to stop anti-Glass driving laws, says report

The company is lobbying in at least three states to prevent Glass from being labeled legally as a driving distraction, Reuters says.

By Feb. 25, 2014


Snowden says tech capabilities mustn't trump laws and values

NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden says he "bet his life" that an open, societal discussion could lead to a better balance between the power of spy technologies and the power of democratic controls.

By Dec. 12, 2013


Startup advocates spar with French minister over job laws

Entrepreneurs at the LeWeb tech conference tell minister Arnaud Montebourg that the country is discouraging entrepreneurs and holding back employment. He responds, "We are not California. We are French."

By Dec. 13, 2013


Home Office updates laws banning 3D-printed guns

If you own, buy, make or sell a 3D-printed gun, you could face 10 years in prison, under updated UK legislation.

By Dec. 7, 2013


PM calls on tech firms to block child porn or face new laws

Prime minister David Cameron will order tech firms to regulate the Internet, or face tougher laws forcing them to comply.

By Jul. 21, 2013


Will laws soon stop you from filming your neighbors?

With the topical focus on one human spying on another, authorities in the U.K. believe new laws may be necessary to prevent people from filming their neighbors using their CCTV security systems.

By Jun. 9, 2013


President takes on patent trolls, pushes for 'smarter patent laws'

Obama issues five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations to tackle companies that sue only for the sake of revenue-generation.

By Jun. 4, 2013


EU privacy laws to spell an end to Facebook for free?

A lawyer warns that proposed EU privacy laws would make Facebook and other ad-supported online services unsustainable if they are passed.

By Jan. 10, 2013


New laws improve your rights for faulty apps and games

The government is bringing in new laws to claim a refund or compensation for apps or games that turns out to be faulty.

By May. 8, 2013