A data-collection firm is sharing license plate information with US immigration officials

Damian Dovarganes/AP Irvine Company, a real-estate giant that runs 46 shopping centers in California, is sharing license plate information with a surveillance technology company that in turn provides access to that data to the US Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency. In 2017, Vigilant Solutions signed a contract to give ICE access to license plate […]

California mall owner’s license plate readers send info to ICE

Some shopping malls in California are scanning license plates and sending that data to a surveillance vendor that works with — and sells information to — Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. That’s according to a report by tech watchdog group Electronic Frontier Foundation, which discovered that a regional real estate company operating retail centers across the […]

Uber Will Fight to Keep Its License to Operate in London on Monday

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UK TV regulator writes to RT, says it may consider whether channel's license is 'fit and proper'

The UK’s media regulator Ofcom says it will “consider the implications for RT’s broadcast licenses” if Britain determines there was “an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the UK.” Continuing, the statement reads: “As the independent UK broadcasting regulator, Ofcom has an ongoing duty to be satisfied that broadcast licensees remain fit […]

UFC’s Jon Jones has license revoked for failing doping test

UFC star Jon Jones has been fined $ 205,000 and had his fighting license revoked. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) found Jones guilty of violating anti-doping rules by using the banned anabolic steroid turinabol. Jones, 30, insisted the drug had accidentally entered his system prior to UFC 214, but has been banned from competition […]

Boxer’s license revoked over Twitter remarks about tragic Westgarth death

UK boxer Tyan Booth has had his license revoked by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) over tweets referencing the tragic death of a fellow boxer. Aged 31, Scott Westgarth died after winning his fight at the weekend. UK boxer Tyan Booth has had his license revoked by the British Boxing Board of Control […]

ICE to use thousands of license plate readers on ‘hot list’ targets

Federal immigration agents will soon have access to an automatic camera system that can locate and track vehicles in real time. Civil rights advocates worry the technology will be used against Americans. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be able to track billions of license plates with the help of a third-party vendor that […]

Ryanair applies for UK license so they can STILL fly in Britain post-Brexit

Ryanair is requesting the domestic air license from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to allow them to still fly from within the UK after Brexit. The UK is expected to leave the EU in March 2019, meaning flight routes could be affected. The Irish airline is classed as a foreign airline, and CEO Michael O’Leary […]

License expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch

Enlarge (credit: Fursov Aleksey?Getty Images) Wow, that 2017, though. Quite a year. Let’s grab a Juicero and take a moment to reflect on the utter dumpster fires that we’ve witnessed over the past 12 months. No, we’re not talking about the political scene, though that certainly factors in here somewhere. But even in times with […]