Facebook “intentionally and knowingly” violated UK data privacy and competition laws, according to a report Monday released Monday by the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The UK lawmakers conducted an 18-month investigation focused on online companies like Facebook’s role in spreading disinformation. The report specifically singles out Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s contempt [...]

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Thirteen same-sex couples filed lawsuits across four districts in Japan Thursday alleging that the country’s denial of same-sex marriage is a violation of the Constitution. During a news conference and march to the Tokyo District court, one of the plaintiffs, Kenji Aiba, explained that they are seeking ¥1 million in compensation and damages for emotional distress [...]

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The US Department of Justice announced Monday that it had reached a settlement agreement with Antero Corporation for their improper disposal into waterways violating Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection filed a complaint against the company for their hydraulic fracking projects that impacted [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Thursdayupheld a ruling that Georgia’s electronic voting system poses a security risk and would potentially deny voters due process under the Fourteenth amendment. The plaintiffs brought an action against the state for their use of direct record electronic (DRE) machines for the midterm elections in [...]

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Bipartisan US lawmakers introduced the Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act Wednesday to limit the president’s power to levy import tariffs under the guise of national security. The bill amends sections of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, specifically Section 232, which gives the president the ability to impose duties for national security concerns. In 2018 [...]

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