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U.S. Commerce Dept Proposes Rulemaking for Export Control of Emerging Technologies Including AI

by Daniel Bryant Follow 824 Followers on  Nov 22, 2018

In the Federal Register, the official journal of the federal government of the United States, an article titled “Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technologies” outlines proposed rulemaking for export control of “emerging technologies”, which includes a wide range of categories including biotechnology, artificial intelligence and robotics.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 1110 Followers

California Creates Consumer Privacy Act

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 31, 2018

California has enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 which, starting on January 1, 2020, would grant consumers several rights with respect to information about them that businesses collect, store, sold, and share. This is the first legislation of its kind in the United States.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 1110 Followers

New York Creates Task Force to Examine Automated Decision Making

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 31, 2018

New York City has created an Automated Decision Systems Task Force to demand accountability and transparency in how algorithms are used in city government. The final report of the task force is due in December 2019. This task force is the first in the United States to study this issue.

Cloud Follow 377 Followers

US Supreme Court Declares Microsoft Case Moot, Microsoft Delivers Emails to US Government

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 30, 2018

After the United States Congress passed the CLOUD Act, the United States Justice Department dropped its previous request for a search warrant. The United States Supreme Court then declared the Microsoft email case moot. The Justice Department went back to court, however, and got a new search warrant based on the new law to replace the one it originally got in 2013.

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U.S. Congress Passes CLOUD Act - New Legislation Might Make Microsoft Supreme Court Case Moot

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

On March 23, 2018, the CLOUD Act became law in the United States. It clarifies how US and foreign countries can gain access to data stored in cloud servers in each other’s jurisdictions. Companies such as Google and Microsoft facing requests for data they have stored in foreign countries support the legislation. Privacy and human rights activists have criticized the measure.

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Oral Arguments before Supreme Court in Microsoft Cloud Computing Case Focus on Legal Issues

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 15, 2018

On February 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments on the Microsoft cloud computing case. A ruling against Microsoft could require companies based in the United States to hand over to law enforcement data stored on foreign servers. U.S. based organizations might then not be able to provide cloud computing services to foreign countries.

Development Follow 783 Followers

State of Wyoming House Unanimously Pass Two Blockchain Bills

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018 1

On February 19th, the State of Wyoming House unanimously passed two blockchain bills as a way to incentivize the industry to invest in the state's economy. The first bill, HB 70, focuses on utility tokens, offered in the form of ICOs, being exempt from state security regulations and the second, HB 19, excludes virtual currencies from the state’s money transmitter act.

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Developers Ask: Can I Legally Use The "Fluent UI" Or Ribbon Design?

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018 1

It was recently reported that Corel lost a patent lawsuit regarding the "fluent UI" or ribbon design. This is the UI that you see in MS Office products that replaces the traditional menu + toolbar design popular since the 1990s. This has many developers concerned about their own applications.

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Could the United States Supreme Court Constrain Cloud Computing?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

A U.S. Supreme Court decision could change the future of cloud computing by making U.S. companies subject to law enforcement demands for data from foreign servers. If the court rules that the data must be handed over, it is uncertain if the U.S. Congress would change the law, and what the actual content of a new law might be. This law would be still subject to interpretation and litigation.

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LinkedIn Ordered to Allow Scraping of Public Profile Data

by Shelby Switzer Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 25, 2017

A United States federal judge has ruled that Microsoft’s LinkedIn cannot block third party web scrapers from scraping data from publicly available profiles.

Development Follow 783 Followers

GitHub Steps Up to Recognizing Developers' Creative Rights

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Mar 22, 2017

GitHub’s Balanced Employee Intellectual Property agreement (BEIPA) is an attempt to strike a new balance to assign developers more rights on their intellectual creation outside of work. By making it an open source project, GitHub also hopes to make it reusable and open to outside contributions.

Java Follow 1211 Followers

Strange Loop 2016 Recap: Safeguards against Government Hacking, Plus Clojure and Java 9

by Wesley Reisz Follow 22 Followers on  Sep 19, 2016

Strange Loop 2016 recap, highlighting Amie Stepanoich's keynote on Safeguards against Government Hacking, Simon Ritter on Clojure Spec, and Simon Ritter discussing Jigsaw with JDK 9.

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Apple and FBI Court Appearance Postponed

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 22, 2016

The court appearance between Apple and the FBI, originally scheduled for later today, has been postponed a week until after Easter, following a request from the FBI to defer.

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Does Running Java on Docker Containers Violate Agreements?

by Charles Humble Follow 1007 Followers on  Mar 21, 2016 17

In a recent blog post Henn Idan raised an issue that using Oracle Java in containers could be violating the Oracle licensing agreements. Is this an issue, or is it something that developers should be concerned about? InfoQ investigates.


Scrum Alliance Withdraws Trademark Filing for "Scrum User Group"

by Shane Hastie Follow 30 Followers on  Jul 26, 2015

The Scrum Alliance has announced that it is withdrawing the trademark filing for the term "Scrum User Group".