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Technology 09 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Obama administration mulls expansion of wiretap laws

The proposed legislation would enable law-enforcement agencies to tap into many types of Internet communications.

TECH 29 Apr 2015 | 7:30 AM

US teen texting and driving dips with state laws

According to a new analysis of nationwide surveys, teens report less texting while driving in the years following statewide bans. But texting while driving rates are still high, the researchers found.

TECH 15 Aug 2018 | 10:00 AM

Tech giants face hefty fines under Australia's cyber laws

Tech companies could face fines of up to AUD$10mil (RM29.6mil) if they fail to hand over customer information or data to Australian police under tough cyber laws unveiled yesterday.

TECH 11 Dec 2015 | 1:15 PM

Exclusive – US states pass laws backing Uber's view of drivers as contractors

State legislators in Ohio and Florida are moving ahead with regulations governing Uber and other ride services that would designate all drivers as independent contractors, bolstering a critical but much-disputed aspect of Uber's business model.

TECH 18 Jan 2018 | 4:16 AM

Microsoft sees need for regulation, laws for AI advances

The rapidly advancing area of artificial intelligence will require a new field of law and new regulations governing a growing pool of businesses involved, according to Microsoft Corp, a 25-year participant in AI research.

TECH 15 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM

China's cyber laws could saddle firms with redundant datacentres: US lobby

Chinese restrictions on transferring data overseas would burden firms with building "redundant" datacentres in China and hamper domestic companies expanding abroad, the American Chamber of Commerce in China said.

TECH 29 Jul 2019 | 5:00 AM

YouTube needs “new set of rules and laws”: executive

The video-sharing platform YouTube is striving to block those who would use it to promote racism, hate speech, violence and disinformation, its number two executive has told AFP, as the Google-owned company comes under increasing scrutiny.

TECH 19 Mar 2018 | 10:00 PM

Laws aren’t stopping cellphone-using Americans behind the wheel

Safety regulators still have no idea just how deadly the combination of mobile phones and cars can be, but mounting evidence paints a grim picture.

TECH 17 Jul 2017 | 11:00 PM

Laws won’t make dim smartphone users bright

Any parent or grandparent, aunty or uncle, teacher or principal or responsible older sibling knows the frustration of having to say ridiculous things to a clueless child.

TECH 03 Jun 2016 | 7:59 AM

New York drivers group sues Uber, claims labour laws violations

A group representing 5,000 Uber Technologies Inc drivers in New York City filed a lawsuit on June 2 accusing the ride-share company of depriving drivers of various employment protections by misclassifying them as independent contractors.