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ISPs ordered to remove websites deemed to violate lese majeste lawGuest View: Modern communications law needed for public safety in IllinoisFacebook is APD's megaphonePort Carbon mayor takes Right-to-Know case to HarrisburgMichael Hicks: Bad regulation leads to bad customer service - News ...NEC, Cellcom Subpoenaed to Show Actual Age of Victim in Rape Case'Time to Harmonize Telecom Regulations in West Africa' | Liberian ...Donald Trump's sanctuary city order ruled likely unconstitutionalBringing the Next Generation Back: Create PoliciesJury to deliberate Wednesday as prosecution, defense rest in Peachtree Mall Murder TrialHB2 sports boycotts: NC Senate wants UNC to make public its ...Permissible Disclosures Under the Stored Communications ActA Primer: Just What Is Net Neutrality — and Why All the Fuss?Govt starts new campaign to curb websitesUS FCC to launch 'comprehensive review' of media regulations

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Canton investigating residents' complaints about Republic Steel
Canton RepositoryMarch 27, 2017

Adams said records show a northeast area-child did show elevated levels of lead last year but a secondary, more specific blood test never confirmed the case. The level was below a threshold that prompts health departments to contact a family ...more »

Amazon invests in Costa Rica as tiny nation carves out profitable niche in world economy
Concord RegisterMarch 27, 2017

Amazon's investment, and that of other multinational companies, helped make Costa Rica an important provider of a broad suite of corporate services for global firms, who employ local software engineers, accountants and lawyers as well as customer ...more »

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ISPs ordered to remove websites deemed to violate lese majeste law
The NationApril 26, 2017

The move comes after the NBTC's meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the National Intelligence Agency, the Royal Thai Police Bureau, providers of the International Internet Gateway (IIG) and ISPs on Tuesday.more »

Guest View: Modern communications law needed for public safety in Illinois
The SouthernApril 26, 2017

The power of high-speed internet is helping law enforcement keep people safe with new tools and faster response times. That's why a bill to update the state's communications law, House Bill 2691, sponsored by State Rep. Brandon Phelps, is very ...more »

Facebook is APD's megaphone
Albuquerque JournalApril 26, 2017

The Albuquerque Police Department is taking the unusual step of using its official Facebook page to criticize local judges and the news media because, officials said, the police are too often blamed for crime in the city. The department in ... The ...more »

Port Carbon mayor takes Right-to-Know case to Harrisburg
Republican & HeraldApril 26, 2017

That obviously would look bad for the agency, and hopefully would provide some incentive for future compliance,” Melissa Melewsky, media law counsel with the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, Harrisburg, said Tuesday. “The OOR could declare the ...more »

Michael Hicks: Bad regulation leads to bad customer service - News ...
News SentinelApril 26, 2017

A great deal of ink has been spilled over the United Airlines fiasco in Chicago. The dragging and walloping of a customer has fueled widespread commen.more »

NEC, Cellcom Subpoenaed to Show Actual Age of Victim in Rape Case
Front Page AfricaApril 26, 2017

The accused's legal counsel has requested the court to cite National Elections Commission and telecommunications giant, Cellcom to show the actual age of his accuser. Jarsey was indicted on December 30 for statutory rape and incarcerated at the ...more »

'Time to Harmonize Telecom Regulations in West Africa' | Liberian ...
Liberian Daily ObserverApril 26, 2017

A series of two back-to-back meetings of telecommunications governance bodies, Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the ...more »

Donald Trump's sanctuary city order ruled likely unconstitutional
Washington TimesApril 26, 2017

The ruling was still a partial victory for the president though, with the judge saying the administration can withhold funds in cases where the law already gives him permission. That clears the path for ... Some jurisdictions prohibit all communication ...more »

Bringing the Next Generation Back: Create Policies
CattleNetwork.comApril 25, 2017

While most commonly known in relation to the division of assets during a divorce, the agreement can also provide stability for the surviving in-law in case of death of their spouse. As the business may own the house, and the salary of the spouse was an ...more »

Jury to deliberate Wednesday as prosecution, defense rest in Peachtree Mall Murder Trial
WRBLApril 25, 2017

Closing arguments are scheduled to start Wednesday, after the defense and prosecution rested their cases in the Peachtree Mall Murder Trial. The three defendants standing trial refused to testify after each side ... Tuesday, the prosecution tried to ...more »

HB2 sports boycotts: NC Senate wants UNC to make public its ...
News & ObserverApril 25, 2017

UNC system universities would be required to release records of any communications with the NCAA, ACC or other athletic organization under a bill that passed ...more »

Permissible Disclosures Under the Stored Communications Act
JD Supra (press release)April 25, 2017

The Stored Communications Act, which is codified at 18 USC 121, sections 2701-2712, is federal law that governs the conduct of electronic communication service providers and the voluntary and compelled disclosure of the contents of private electronic ...more »

A Primer: Just What Is Net Neutrality — and Why All the Fuss?
BillMoyers.comApril 25, 2017

Rob Frieden, a professor of telecommunications and law at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote a more detailed backgrounder on the issues surrounding net neutrality. And Armand Valdez at Mashable offers an accessible, two-minute video explaining the ...more »

Govt starts new campaign to curb websites
Bangkok PostApril 25, 2017

the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) hosted a meeting Tuesday that included ISP and international internet gateway (IIG) providers on how to better tackle illicit content. "Despite good cooperation between the regulator ...more »

US FCC to launch 'comprehensive review' of media regulations
ReutersApril 25, 2017

WASHINGTON Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday said the top U.S. telecommunications regulator will launch a "comprehensive review" of regulations that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening ...more »

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