Technology law and ethics

November 22, 2017 - 10:25 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is legal in only three states, but it soon could get a big boost from the U.S. Supreme Court. Some gambling industry officials, regulators and analysts think that a favorable ruling by the high court in New Jersey's case next month seeking to legalize...
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Attendees make their way through the stands of a football stadium before a vigil for the First Baptist Church shooting victims Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in La Vernia, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than two dozen and injuring others. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 08, 2017 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold. But while heart-wrenching details of the rampage that left more than two dozen people dead...
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FILE - This Sept. 22, 2016, file photo shows the screen of an electronic voting machine during testing at the Kennesaw State University Center for Election Systems in Kennesaw, Ga. The Georgia attorney general’s office will no longer represent state election officials in an elections integrity lawsuit in which a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean less than a week after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File)
November 01, 2017 - 9:03 pm
The Georgia attorney general's office will no longer represent the state's top elections official in an elections integrity lawsuit filed three days before a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean. The lawsuit aims to force Georgia to retire its antiquated and heavily questioned...
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October 10, 2017 - 1:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to outlaw devices known as bump stocks used in the Las Vegas mass shooting that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic the rapid fire of an automatic weapon. Wolf's statement on Tuesday comes on the heels of several...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the Muniz National Guard Air Base, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The trip comes days after U.S President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico and praised relief efforts without mentioning the criticism that the federal response has drawn. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
October 06, 2017 - 8:33 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Las Vegas this weekend to take part in a ceremony marking the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. City officials said Friday that the vice...
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In this Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The National Rifle Association announced its support Ton Oct. 5 for regulating the devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. It was a surprising shift for the leading gun industry group, which in recent years has resolutely opposed any gun regulations. Immediately afterward the White House, too, said it was open to such a change. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 06, 2017 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association has joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans' guns, though a narrow one: to regulate the "bump stock" devices the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at a tax reform town hall with employees at the Dixon Valve & Coupling Company factory in Chestertown, Md., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The National Rifle Association joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans in a surprising joint embrace of a gun control measure, albeit a narrow one: to regulate “bump stocks,” legal devices the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to effectively automate his weapons _ to lethal effect. Ryan added his support, too, as have other top Republicans. “Obviously we need to look at how we can tighten up the compliance with this law so that fully automatic weapons are banned,” the Wisconsin Republican told reporters at an event in Chestertown, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 05, 2017 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans Thursday in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans' guns, though a narrow one: to regulate the "bump stock" devices the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to...
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October 05, 2017 - 3:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — The investment fund heading the consortium buying the memory chip business of Toshiba Corp. said Thursday it will try to reach a speedy settlement with Western Digital, the U.S. joint venture partner of Toshiba that is opposing the sale. Yuji Sugimoto, the Japan head of Bain Capital,...
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September 08, 2017 - 1:53 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges that she was texting and driving before causing a crash that killed a pedestrian. The Morning Call reports ( http://bit.ly/2f92bQl ) police and witnesses testified at a preliminary hearing Thursday that 21-year-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 photo, the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Jobs and Economy meets about the incentive deal for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Legislature may change state law to expedite court appeals involving the proposed plant to be built by Foxconn. The budget-writing committee was to vote on a proposal Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, that would require the state Supreme Court to hear any appeals of circuit court rulings involving Foxconn. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP File)
September 06, 2017 - 8:01 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An unprecedented change in Wisconsin law that would send challenges to Foxconn Technology Group's plant straight to the conservative-controlled state Supreme Court would hand the company an advantage nobody else doing business in the state enjoys, legal experts said Wednesday...
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