How will stoned drivers be regulated by police?

If a blood screen detects five or more nanograms of THC er milliliter of blood in a person’s bloodstream, that individual is considered legally under the influence of drugs.

Late last year Colorado and Washington state each passed ballot measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use. While one legal challenge was resolved another was just beginning. Before, marijuana was simply prohibited. Now it has to be regulated. With their new legal standards for possession and use, Colorado and Washington now have to draw hard lines on a rather hazy landscape, creating legal standards not just for for taxation and licensing, but also some far more nebulous questions, like how much marijuana is reasonable for a single person to possess, and even what constitutes legal intoxication. Meanwhile, forty-eight other states are watching closely to see exactly how they do it.

 

 

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Five industries Google Glass will change forever

Putting new information directly in front of users as they go about their daily tasks is sure to disrupt a wide variety of industries.

Technology that was once only science fiction is now becoming a reality. Robots, touch screens and iPads could become passé as Google’s latest invention, Google Glass, begins to change the world forever.

 

 

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Cell phone theft becomes a national crime epidemic in the U.S.

 10% of cellular users said their phone had been stolen at one point.

From San Francisco to Washington, D.C., law enforcement agencies are again sounding an alarm over mobile-phone thefts, demanding that the wireless industry, resellers and lawmakers take new steps to quash the thriving black market for boosted devices.

 

 

 

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Wireless carriers see double-digit increase in surveillance requests

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Cell companies have seen double-digit percentage increases in law-enforcement requests for subscriber information for each the past five years.

Cell phone carriers say they received 1.3 million requests last year from law enforcement agencies for subscriber text messages, caller locations, and other information, reflecting a steady increase during the past five years.

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Mobile phone carriers keep personal data for up to seven years

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The document says AT&T keeps for five to seven years a record of who text messages whom.

The ACLU has obtained a document that shows for the first time how the four largest cellphone companies in the U.S. treat data about their subscribers’ calls, text messages, Web surfing and approximate locations.

 

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Tennessee Law Makes it Illegal to Post Images That Can ‘Cause Emotional Distress’

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Images that are displayed online that could “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” are illegal.

Tennessee lawmakers pass a new law that makes it a crime to “transmit or display an image” online that is likely to “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” to someone who sees it. Violations can get you almost a year in jail time or up to $2500 in fines.

 

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