Wiretapping’s shift from a criminal tactic to a law enforcement tool

For decades the practice was deemed "dishonest and immoral," writes Brian Hochman. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-13 12:00:07 UTC ]
News tagged with: #criminal tactic

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Wiretapping’s shift from a criminal tactic to a law enforcement tool'


Facebook Data Requests From Law Enforcement Are Increasing

Requests for Facebook user information from law enforcement are up 24% since 2013.Tech companies like Facebook and Twitter siphon up untold gigabytes of user data, which makes them obvious targets for governments and law enforcement agencies looking to gather evidence. This week in a bid for... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2014-11-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #user data #tech companies #facebook published


Rhode Island Advances Its Library E-book Law

On May 18, the Rhode Island Senate's Committee on Education unanimously voted to advance the state's library e-book law out of committee and to the floor for a full vote. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #e-book


Google's new tool will let EU publishers get paid for longer news snippets in search

Google has inked agreements with over 300 news publications in Germany, Hungary, France, Austria, the Netherlands and Ireland that would allow it to publish snippets of their stories on Search. The tech giant has announced the development in a blog post, where it has also launched new tool that... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-05-11 10:25:45 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #copyright law #eu law #full control #provide feedback #blog post #tech giant #pay publishers #news publishers


Florida Atheist Uses State's New Book-Banning Law To Object To The Bible

“If they’re gonna ban books, then the whole library should be in play," Chaz Stevens told the Miami New Times. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2022-04-27 09:01:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


New Kentucky Law Hands Control of Libraries to Local Politicians

In a move that has alarmed library leaders, Kentucky bill SB 167—which came back from the dead last week with a veto override—will empower local politicians to “appoint whomever they want to library boards and block major library spending.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #libraries


How Russia fought a U.S. rights law — and the man who championed it

Bill Browder recounts his high-stakes and sometimes absurd legal battles with the Kremlin. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-04-15 12:00:06 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


Maryland Library E-book Law Faces Permanent Injunction

After declining to appeal a preliminary injunction issued last month, Maryland attorneys now have until April 11 to show why a permanent injunction should not be issued. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #e-book #permanent injunction


OverDrive to Launch New Tools for Libraries

Dubbed the “OverDrive Hub” the new services will include two new components called Newsroom and The Loop, which are designed to give librarians new ways to "connect with their patrons as well as deliver insights into patron engagement with their digital collection.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #digital collection


'The DioField Chronicle' is a new strategy RPG that looks like 'Final Fantasy Tactics'

In 1997, Square Enix released one of the finest games of the original PlayStation era in Final Fantasy Tactics. Outside of a handful of remasters and spinoffs, however, the company has been reluctant to return to the genre in a meaningful way. And while we may never get a proper sequel to... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-03-09 23:19:51 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publisher announced #square enix


Will your games work on the Steam Deck? This official tool tells you

Valve’s portable PC gaming machine, the Steam Deck, is gaining a lot of attention as its official release date draws near. But between its Linux-based Steam OS operating system and its power-efficient AMD parts, players could be forgiven for wondering which high-powered games can actually run... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2022-02-23 17:14:15 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #libraries


Court Blocks Maryland’s Library E-book Law

In ruling for the AAP, judge Deborah L. Boardman held that "striking the balance between the critical functions of libraries and the importance of preserving the exclusive rights of copyright holders" is "squarely in the province of Congress and not this Court or a state legislature." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #e-book #libraries #copyright holders #exclusive rights


Want to help stop book bans? The Authors Guild has tools for you.

If you’ve been paying attention to local news in the past year, you’ve likely noticed the concerning wave of book bans sweeping the nation. Books by authors of color; books that acknowledge historical atrocities; books featuring LGBTQ+ characters; sex education books for teens; all are under... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-02-09 19:49:33 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #authors guild #local news #paying attention


After Hearing, Maryland’s E-book Law Hangs in the Balance

After a nearly three-hour virtual hearing on February 7, federal judge Deborah L. Boardman is now set to rule on the Association of American Publishers’ December 16 bid to temporarily block Maryland from enforcing its recently enacted library e-book law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #e-book #american publishers


How opioid maker Insys brazenly flouted the law

Evan Hughes highlights the shady and illegal tactics the company used to boost sales of an addictive painkiller. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-02-04 13:00:05 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #boost sales


Maryland Lawyers Say E-book Law Is a Defense of Public Libraries

In a 25-page brief, Maryland lawyers contend that the AAP is seeking to find a copyright violation where none exists, and reiterated their contention that the state has both the authority and a compelling interest to protect public libraries from "unfair" market practices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #e-book #public libraries #e-book law


Nielsen’s Latest CTV Tool Aims to Sharpen TV Ad Targeting

Ad measurement firm Nielsen released its latest Connected TV tool, Streaming Signals, so advertisers can target CTV audiences with sharper precision. CTV can seem a murky lens for certain advertisers--those used to the granular precision of digital ecosystems--to reach their intended audience... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2022-01-04 11:56:02 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #nielsen #intended audience


Challenge on Maryland library e-books law set for February

A law forcing publishers in the US and abroad to license e-books to the state's public libraries in the US state of Maryland is expected to come into effect as planned on 1st January 2022 after a court challenge was set for February. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-22 09:32:19 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #public libraries #license e-books


Hearing Set in AAP Suit Over Maryland E-book Law as Clock Ticks on New York Bill

A federal judge won't hear the AAP's bid to stop Maryland's library e-book law until February, meaning the law will take effect on January 1. Meanwhile, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has until December 29 to sign New York's own library e-book law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #e-book #stop maryland #clock ticks #hearing set


PA backs filing against Maryland law forcing publishers to license library e-books

The Publishers Association and the Federation of European Publishers have voiced their support for the Association of American Publishers’ challenge of an “unprecedented, unjustified” Maryland law which could force publishers both in the US and abroad to license e-books to the state's public... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-20 16:08:03 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishers association #public libraries #license e-books #force publishers #american publishers #european publishers