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Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products (Legal)
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The publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products.
posted: 02/03/2017
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Man accused over 3D-printed guns is sci-fi fan (Legal)
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An Australian man accused of making guns with a 3D printer has been described in court as a sci-fi fan who let his hobby get "out of hand".
posted: 02/03/2017
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UK Government targets sexting and cyberbullying (Legal)
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A UK government initiative aimed at making the internet safer for young people will target sexting and cyberbullying, as well as online harassment, abuse and rape threats made against women.
posted: 28/02/2017
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Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case (Legal)
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A US court has awarded $500m (£395m) to a firm which sued Facebook and other defendants over the use of its virtual reality technology.
posted: 04/02/2017
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'Takeover time' in driverless cars crucial to safety (Legal)
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A study by the University of Southampton has shown the length of time needed for a driver to switch from automated vehicle control to manual vehicle control is crucial for the safety of future automated vehicles.
posted: 31/01/2017
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AI ethics experts argue to model driverless car regulations after drug approval process (Legal)
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Autonomous systems -- like driverless cars -- perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans. In a new IEEE Intelligent Systems Expert Opinion piece, Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence ethics experts David Danks and Alex John London argue that current safety regulations do not plan for these systems and are therefore ill-equipped to ensure that autonomous systems will perform safely and reliably.
posted: 31/01/2017
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Rise of personal technology in criminal proceedings poses risks to individuals' rights (Legal)
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Personal technology such as fitness trackers and smartphones that record users' daily activities are likely to be used increasingly in criminal investigations, raising questions about individuals' rights that the legal system is not yet fully prepared to address, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
posted: 12/01/2017
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Murder squad sought Amazon Echo data (Legal)
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US police investigating a murder have tussled with Amazon over access to data gathered by one of its Echo speakers.
posted: 31/12/2016
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Uber halts California self-driving cars test (Legal)
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Ride-sharing firm Uber has suspended its test of self-driving cars in San Francisco after regulators revoked the registration of the vehicles.
posted: 23/12/2016
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Uber told to stop self-driving in California (Legal)
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Ride-sharing firm Uber has been told to stop offering passengers self-driving cars in San Francisco, hours after it launched the service.
posted: 15/12/2016
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