Medium, the blog site Jeff Bezos used to attack the Enquirer, won’t say whether the post violated its rules — but it says Bezos wont get paid a dime (AMZN)

REUTERS/Rick Wilking Medium isn’t commenting on whether or not Jeff Bezos violated its terms of service with his astonishing post on Thursday. The online publishing site also won’t say whether Bezos gave it a heads up before he published it. But Medium did confirm that, no matter how many people like his post, he won’t get […]

China’s gene-edited babies experiment violated western ethics norms. But China is writing is own.

Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world with his recent claim that he modified the genes of two babies. However, his methods of achieving a medical breakthrough are consistent with China’s culture of innovation at any cost. While many scientists follow Western standards of medicine and innovation, China may decide to go […]

European Court rules UK surveillance program violated human rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is the latest to deem the UK government’s mass surveillance program unlawful. Judges ruled the “bulk interception regime” violated the right to privacy and freedom of expression. It said there was “insufficient oversight” over what communications UK agencies were collecting and also noted that there were “inadequate” safeguards […]

Verizon throttling firefighters may have violated FCC rule, Democrats say

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Spencer Platt) Senate Democrats yesterday asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Verizon’s throttling of firefighters during California’s largest-ever wildfire. US Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) also sent a letter to Verizon, accusing the carrier of misleading the fire department in its marketing of unlimited data. Additionally, […]

Man’s Facebook rant about ex pops up on her feed, court rules it violated restraining order

Unintended communication through social media may amount to a violation of a restraining order and does not get First Amendment protection, Maine’s Supreme Court has ruled, in an appeal case. Richard Heffron III, 39, of Bath, Maine, was convicted last year for violating a protection order arising from abuse. He did so by posting messages […]

IDF says 'Hezbollah drone' it shot down violated Israeli sovereignty

Published time: 19 Sep, 2017 15:15 The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) says it intercepted an Iranian-built drone launched from Syria by Hezbollah which illegally entered Israeli airspace on Tuesday. IDF intelligence says the unmanned aerial vehicle was launched from Damascus Military Airport by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and infiltrated Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights. BREAKING: […]

‘No new bill’ on Russia sanctions, Senate violated procedure – White House

Published time: 26 Jun, 2017 21:35 Edited time: 26 Jun, 2017 21:39 President Donald Trump will disregard the recent Senate bill imposing new sanctions on Russia because it violated the constitutional requirement that revenue legislation originate in the House of Representatives, the White House has said. On June 15, the Senate voted 98-2 to impose […]

Trump’s social media director violated Hatch Act targeting GOP congressman on Twitter

An independent investigation has found that White House social media director Dan Scavino violated federal law when he asked Trump supporters to help “defeat” a Republican congressman. Scavino, who oversees President Donald Trump’s official social media accounts, violated a provision in the Hatch Act of 1939 when he posted a tweet calling on Trump supporters […]

Trump violated Twitter users’ First Amendment rights when he blocked them – lawyers

A legal group wants President Donald Trump to unblock users from his Twitter account, arguing that his account constitutes a “designated public forum.” Blocking individuals is, therefore, a violation of constitutional rights, the lawyers claim. On Tuesday, lawyers from the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sent a letter to Trump, asking him to […]

FISA court finds NSA violated search restrictions, spied on Americans

Intelligence agencies under former President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy rights, conducted illegal searches and gathered information on US citizens, according to a FISA court that called their conduct “a very serious Fourth Amendment issue.” Earlier this month, the Director of National Intelligence released a court order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that found illegal […]