No soda for you! California bill wants to restrict kids from drinking sugary drinks at restaurants

A California bill wants to curb the amount of sugary drinks consumed by children by having restaurants provide two default choices – water or milk. Some parents are angry, saying the state shouldn’t interfere in the matter. The bill, which is aimed at tackling childhood obesity, would require that children are served milk or water […]

California’s efforts to restrict Elon Musk’s flamethrowers go down in flames

Enlarge (credit: Boring Company) A California state bill that would have more heavily regulated the use of flamethrowers has now effectively fizzled out in a legislative committee. In light of this development, there’s nothing to stop Boring Company customers in California from receiving the company’s sold-out flamethrowers. On May 26, the day after the bill […]

Microsoft had to restrict sales in Russia because of US sanctions (MSFT)

Stephen Lam/Stringer MOSCOW (Reuters) – Two of Microsoft’s official distributors in Russia have imposed restrictions on sales of Microsoft software to more than 200 Russian companies following new U.S. sanctions, according to notifications circulated by the distributors. While much of the focus around U.S. sanctions has been on ways they are being skirted, the moves […]

US states, cities moving to restrict vaping

Enlarge (credit: Tolga Akmen/Getty Images) Citing public health risks, New York is banning vaping in public indoor places—which is already the case for traditional cigarettes. The new law, following a host of similar regulations tied to e-cigarettes across the nation, kicks in next month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday. “These products are marketed as a […]

Patreon moves to restrict adult content on its crowdfunding site

NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts. Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that enables people to receive subscription payments for the work that they do. It’s a way of connecting individuals and small businesses with paying audiences, from news websites and YouTube channels through to activists […]

Germany to restrict economic activity with Turkey over imprisoned German citizens – Merkel

Berlin will be forced to restrict trade with Turkey, and review ongoing projects, in order to press for the release of German citizens detained by Ankara, German media report Chancellor Angela Merkel as saying. “We will have to reduce our economic cooperation with Turkey and put some projects under review,” Merkel told the Passauer Neuen […]

Google launches App Engine firewall so developers can easily restrict specific IP addresses

Google has announced a new firewall feature that allows developers and administrators using App Engine to easily restrict access from specific traffic sources. Google App Engine (GAE), a managed platform within the broader Google Cloud suite of services that compete with the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, is a web framework […]

IHG the Latest Chain to Restrict Its Cancellation Policy

IHG the Latest Chain to Restrict Its Cancellation Policy Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

Aussies restrict Kiwis’ total

Video Image Summer without the Ashes?1:11 The prospect of an Aussie summer without the Ashes is a step closer after the players threatened to boycott the upcoming Australia A tour of South Africa over their ongoing pay dispute with Cricket Australia. July 2nd 2017 9 hours ago /display/ news and galleries/Cricket news and galleries/ Australian […]