regulations

Crunch Report | South Korea Announces New Cryptocurrency Regulations

South Korea announces new cryptocurrency regulations coinciding with the drop in bitcoin prices, YouTube gets pulled from Fire TV and SoftBank will now own about 15 percent of Uber. All this on Crunch

Hope grows that a larger SEC crackdown on ICOs is coming — and soon

More than $3 billion has been raised through so-called initial coin offerings so far in 2017. Yet while numerous of these have already proven to be good old-fashioned scams, regulators in Washington h

UK to give police new powers to ground drones

The UK government has announced it will introduce draft legislation in the spring aimed at preventing unsafe or criminal use of drones.

Uber faces £2.9M fee to renew London license under new rules

London's transport regulator, Transport for London, has released details of a new more expansive and expensive system of tiered license fees for private hire operators that will drive up the fees tha

Drone registration coming to the UK

The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring safer use of the technology.

Europe’s top court leaning towards dealing Uber a big regulatory blow

Europe's top court appears to be leaning towards calling a spade a spade by judging Uber's business a transportation company, rather than just an enabling tech platform as the company prefers to think

Uber accused of helping drivers break taxi laws in Danish test case

Uber's European business has been indicted in a Danish court on charges of assisting two drivers of breaking local taxi laws, Reuters reports.

Don’t break regulation — get a policy strategy now, startups told

The days of startups being able to hit the ignition and, Uber-like, accelerate away from the law are done. The regulation disruption party is over. That was the loud-and-clear message coming out of a

Uber files legal challenge to incoming rule changes in London

Uber is taking legal action to try to block forthcoming regulatory changes in London that could impact its ability to recruit drivers onto its platform -- including a new requirement for drivers to ha

NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dus

If you’re waiting for a self-driving car revolution, keep waiting

Not a week goes by without some sort of development in the world regarding self-driving cars -- the subject consistently finds a place in any given news cycle. But if you're waiting for a self-driving

Fixed, the app that helps you fight tickets, gets acquired by a law firm

Sometimes the government, not the startup, wins. Case in point: Fixed, the company that began as a tool to help drivers fight their parking tickets through the use technology, has been acquired. Fi

Big Win For Uber In London As Regulator Drops Major Rule Changes

London's transport regulator TfL has concluded a review of a public consultation into changes to the rules for private hire vehicles, dropping a raft of measures that would have substantially impacted

Uber Expands Cash Payments To Indonesia As It Continues SE Asia Push

Uber is expanding the option of cash payments to another market in South East Asia, testing cash payments in Bandung, Indonesia. It now accepts cash payments in six countries globally, three of which

China Proposes Stricter Laws Targeted At Ridesharing Apps Like Didi Kuaidi And Uber

China’s ministry of transportation has proposed new guidelines that would significantly increase the amount of power the government holds over ridesharing apps like Didi Kuaidi and Uber. If passed,

FAA Proposes Rules To Open The Sky To Some Commercial Drones, But Delivery Drones Remain Grounded

After a number of delays, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today officially announced its proposed rules for small commercial drones. Most of the proposed rules already leaked earlier th

PayPal Stops Foreign Charity Donations From Singapore Accounts

PayPal phases out donations to foreign non-profits and charities from Singapore accounts starting tomorrow, the 21st of March, and will complete this by the end of the month. This decision is a result

Shock: TV association complaining about possible new California green regulations

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/lcdc.jpg" />This <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/10/15/green-california-getting-closer-to-banning-power-hungry-tvs/">California T

New California energy regulations would remove certain plasmas, LCDs from store shelves

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/califtv.jpg" /> Looks like California is doing everything in its power to destroy the consumer electronics industry. That is to say a ba

FAA sez no chatting on the plane anytime soon

For many people, myself included, airplane time is quiet time. Time for a nap, time to listen to some music, time to tell whoever’s on the other end of your phone that you have to let them go be