Italian court issues nationwide Uber ban citing unfair competition; firm has 10 days to appeal, cease operations, or face ~$10K daily fine; Uber will appeal (Nick Statt/The Verge)

April 8, 2017

Nick Statt / The Verge: Italian court issues nationwide Uber ban citing unfair competition; firm has 10 days to appeal, cease operations, or face ~$10K daily fine; Uber will appeal  —  Uber’s latest regulatory roadblock happens to be the entire country of Italy.  In a court ruling issued today … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Italy court blocks Uber services in Italy, citing unfair competition (Giulia Segreti/Reuters)

April 8, 2017

Giulia Segreti / Reuters: Italy court blocks Uber services in Italy, citing unfair competition  —  A court blocked the use of smart phone apps for Uber cars in Italy on Friday, ruling that they constituted unfair competition.  —  The court said Uber could not use its Black, Lux, Suv, X , XL, Select and Van phone applications nor … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Twitch is asking Canadian court to force PayPal, CloudFlare, others to hand over identifying info of a spambot creator (David Kravets/Ars Technica)

April 8, 2017

David Kravets / Ars Technica: Twitch is asking Canadian court to force PayPal, CloudFlare, others to hand over identifying info of a spambot creator  —  PayPal, Cloudflare, Shaw, and Whois “are involved” in attacks, Twitch claims.  —  Amazon-owned video streaming site Twitch is taking a scorched-earth approach in a bid … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Source: Internet Association, which represents Facebook, Google, Twitter, others, will meet with FCC’s Ajit Pai next week to discuss net neutrality rule changes (Tony Romm/Recode)

April 7, 2017

Tony Romm / Recode: Source: Internet Association, which represents Facebook, Google, Twitter, others, will meet with FCC’s Ajit Pai next week to discuss net neutrality rule changes  —  Some in Silicon Valley fear the draft blueprint from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai lacks teeth.  —  A short-lived ceasefire over net neutrality is quickly coming to an end. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Researchers uncover BrickerBot-powered botnet attacks that are designed to brick poorly secured Linux-based routers and other IoT devices (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

April 7, 2017

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Researchers uncover BrickerBot-powered botnet attacks that are designed to brick poorly secured Linux-based routers and other IoT devices  —  Ongoing “BrickerBot” attacks might be trying to kill devices before they can join a botnet.  —  Researchers have uncovered a rash of ongoing attacks designed … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Israel-based Otonomo raises $25M Series B for its cloud software that helps automakers monetize data generated by connected cars (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)

April 7, 2017

Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Israel-based Otonomo raises $25M Series B for its cloud software that helps automakers monetize data generated by connected cars  —  It’s no secret that data is the hot new revenue source for automakers, who are seeing additional profit opportunities bloom as vehicles become more connected … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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