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Uber hit with lawsuit over alleged sexual assaults

The ride-hailing company is being sued after two women allege they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers. The plaintiffs say Uber needs to do more to keep passengers safe.

By October 8, 2015


New California law requires police to get warrants for online data

Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.

By October 8, 2015


New rules require feds to get warrant for cell phone surveillance

Civil liberties advocates welcome the change, but say the public will remain largely unaware if their information has been caught up in criminal investigations.

By September 3, 2015


Woman filming law enforcement has phone smashed by federal agent

Technically Incorrect: In something of a meta-event, a woman who is filming police during an operation is herself filmed as a deputy marshal grabs her phone and throws it to the ground.

By April 22, 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 October 6, 2015


San Francisco tightens 'Airbnb law' with new amendment

San Francisco's board of supervisors votes to amend the bill passed last October legalizing short-term accommodation rentals.

By July 14, 2015


Wikipedia parent sues to stop NSA's massive surveillance effort

The Wikimedia Foundation argues that the NSA's full-scale seizure of Internet communications is a violation of its First and Fourth Amendment rights.

By March 10, 2015


Obama approves sweeping reforms to NSA phone surveillance

Passage of the USA Freedom Act revises the controversial national security policy created after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

By June 2, 2015


Smartphone 'kill switch' law takes effect in California

Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell. Crime statistics show the tech is already working.

By July 1, 2015


SF mayor proposes revisions to city's 'Airbnb law'

Proposed amendments would put a 120-day cap on the number of days per year residents can rent out their homes or rooms in the city.

By April 14, 2015