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  • Cloud tech can make a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare irrelevant

    If the U.S. Supreme Court rules for the plaintiff later this month in the case of King v. Burwell, 7.5 million Americans stand to lose their Obamacare tax credits. Such a ruling would make it illegal to sell subsidized Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage on the federal healthcare.gov insurance exchange website that runs on an Amazon EC2 cluster. But it will still be legal (read: ACA-compliant) to sell subsidized Obamacare insurance on a state run exchange using the same SaaS exchange application on a separate EC2 cluster.

    Written by Steven Max Patterson11 June 15 04:17
  • Supreme Court: Violent Facebook posts not criminal

    A Pennsylvania man who posted violent rap lyrics and other comments on Facebook about his estranged wife, an FBI agent and nearby elementary schools is not guilty of making criminal threats, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided.

    Written by Grant Gross02 June 15 02:14
  • Judge: Give NSA unlimited access to digital data

    The U.S. National Security Agency should have an unlimited ability to collect digital information in the name of protecting the country against terrorism and other threats, an influential federal judge said during a debate on privacy.

    Written by Grant Gross05 Dec. 14 07:49
  • Tracking and the law

    The ability to access and use mobile data is a new area of law that continues to be shaped and reshaped.

    Written by Evan Schuman28 Oct. 14 20:11
  • Rights groups applaud Supreme Court cellphone ruling

    Privacy and civil rights groups lauded Wednesday's unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that police must obtain a search warrant before searching through the contents of an arrested person's cellphone.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan26 June 14 05:21
  • Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

    Police cannot generally search cellphones without a warrant when they are arresting someone, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision Wednesday that weighs heavily in favor of Fourth Amendment and privacy rights.

    Written by Nancy Weil26 June 14 02:26
  • Video streaming service Aereo loses at Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Web-based video streaming service Aereo, which rebroadcasts over-the-air television through antenna farms, violates the copyrights of TV networks.

    Written by Grant Gross26 June 14 01:55
  • Net neutrality: Reclassifying broadband would be a long road

    Advocates of strong net neutrality rules are calling for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband as a regulated utility, but such a move would trigger a lengthy court fight between the agency and broadband providers, some telecom law experts say.

    Written by Grant Gross29 May 14 05:41
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