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Submission + - New state bill wants to put porn blocks on new computers (zdnet.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: People buying new computers and devices in South Carolina would be blocked from accessing porn under a newly proposed law.

A bill, pre-filed earlier this month by state lawmaker Bill Chumley, is called the Human Trafficking Prevention Act, and would require computer and sellers and makers to install filters that would prevent users from accessing porn and other sexual material.

The aim is to prevent access to sites that facilitate prostitution and trafficking, Chumley told a local newspaper this weekend, which the state has struggled to curtail in recent years.

Submission + - Firefox Now Sends User Information to Third Party

An anonymous reader writes: A Reddit user has found out that the Mozilla Firefox web browser has sneaked in a new "Mozilla marketing" feature, which sends user information to a third party. Mozilla describes the feature in EULA as follows: "Mozilla marketing: In order to understand the performance of certain Mozilla marketing campaigns, Firefox sends data, including a Google advertising ID, IP address, timestamp, country, language/locale, operating system, app version, to our third party vendor. Learn more by reading our Privacy Notice here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-us/privacy/firefox/".

Submission + - Sony attempts to trademark "Let's Play"

An anonymous reader writes: Why is it that kids these days spend days upon days watching people play video games on Youtube and Twitch when they could spend those days playing games themselves? While we may never find out why, Let's Plays are an established part of today's gaming ecosystem, and the publishers want their piece of the pie.

Nintendo lost love by forcefully taking the proceeds from ad revenue on Youtube for its videos, but Sony... never settling for second-best... has recently filed to trademark the phrase. I don't know what's more surprising: Sony's audacity to grab a phrase with recorded usage as far back as 2007... or that EA didn't think of it first.

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