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Phones in prisons

Jan 3, 2011
The New York Times reports on the growing number of smartphones in prisons, where phones are a federal felony that comes with a sentence of an...
Posted In: government, Law, policy, prison, smartphones

Paul Allen renews lawsuit against everyone everywhere for doing everything

Dec 29, 2010
The Microsoft co-founder has been actively suing the following companies for a while now: Apple, Google, Facebook, eBay, AOL, Netflix, Yahoo,...
Posted In: aol, apple, business, ebay, Google, government, Law, netflix, paul allen, Yahoo

Man reads wife's email, now faces five years in prison

Dec 27, 2010
Leon Walker snooped in his wife's Gmail account - used her password, logged on and started reading. From the Detroit Free Press:...
Posted In: email, Gmail, government, Law, privacy

Colorado suing settlement advance companies for high interest rates

Dec 25, 2010
Settlement advance companies take a gamble on lawsuits, advancing people money for a lawsuit and not asking anything in return if the person loses. But the advance money comes with high interest rates that violate Colorado's limits, and so the attorney general is suing.
Posted In: Law

WTF: the Wikileaks Task Force at the CIA

Dec 22, 2010
Yes, that's what they're really calling it. Works out since it's both the acronym of the name of the task force and what CIA employees are saying...
Posted In: government, Law, whimsical acronyms, wikileaks, world

Net Neutrality react - there will be challenges to this plan

Dec 22, 2010
In a 3-2 vote, the FCC voted to adopt new rules about how broadband and wireless carriers treat web traffic and services. A lot of people are...
Posted In: government, Internet, Law, net neutrality, policy

Philosophical DDoS attacks are not the exclusive province of Wikileaks

Dec 22, 2010
Our friends at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society say that the number of online attacks intended to shut down human rights groups'...
Posted In: DDoS, government, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Looks like net neut is a done deal ... for now

Dec 21, 2010
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has the votes to pass his net neutrality plan. The FCC is scheduled to vote today on this plan. Here's an excerpt...
Posted In: fcc, government, Law, net neutrality

Zuckerberg goes to China

Dec 20, 2010
Facebook is blocked in China but Zuckerberg was there to meet with the top brass at Baidu, the search engine of choice/availability for Chinese...
Posted In: baidu, China, Facebook, government, Law, social media, Web Culture, world, zuckerberg

EU investigation of Google deepens

Dec 17, 2010
This is getting to be a pretty big and potentially significant story and one you should be keeping an eye on, especially if this same sentiment...
Posted In: EU, European Union, Google, government, Law, policy, search, world

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