stories from January 17th, 2013

Privacy

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
australia, malware, privacy, spyware


Overhype

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
flu, flu season, health, humidity, khan academy, sickness, vaccine, virus

Companies:
cdc


Too Much Free Time

by Timothy Geigner


Filed Under:
guns, kids, shooting, video games

Companies:
nra


Failures

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
doj, foia, gps, redacted, spying

Companies:
aclu, eff


Politics

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
petitions, white house


Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
doj, evidence

Companies:
carpathia, megaupload, ninjavideo


Failures

by Leigh Beadon


Filed Under:
denmark, digital, finland, norway, sweden, television

Companies:
hbo


Say That Again

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
aaron swartz, acta, content, sopa, tpp


Copyright

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
australia, copyright, jurisdiction, public domain, us


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Tuesday

06:22 Verizon Claims Nobody Wants Unlimited Data, Wouldn't Be Profitable Anyway (25)
03:21 EFF White Paper Hopes To Educate Cops On The Difference Between An IP Address And A Person (46)

Monday

23:15 Chicago Cubs: With Success Comes Trademark Lawsuit Against Street Vendors (13)
16:35 CA Supreme Court Agrees To Review Appeals Court's Bludgeoning Of Section 230 And First Amendment (16)
14:44 Man Arrested For Parodying Police Department's Facebook Page Sues City, PD Over Rights Violations (30)
13:10 DHS Offers Its Unsolicited 'Help' In Securing The Internet Of Things (36)
11:43 Movie Theater Security Guards Assault Women, Claim They Were Pirating Movie (68)
10:40 New California Law Attempts To Fight Hollywood Ageism By Censoring Third-Party Websites (38)
10:35 Daily Deal: VPN Unlimited Subscription (1)
09:36 Traffic Is Fake, Audience Numbers Are Garbage, And Nobody Knows How Many People See Anything (76)
08:34 The Weird Psychology Of People Fighting Those Who Resell Their Products (47)
06:33 Congressional Rep Mike Honda Sues Challenger Ro Khanna For CFAA Violation Over Access To His Donor List (18)
03:36 NSA Zero Day Tools Likely Left Behind By Careless Operative (27)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (12)

Saturday

12:00 This Week In Techdirt History - September 18th - 24th (1)
09:00 Hurry Up: We're Taking Down Our Takedown Gear In A Week (13)

Friday

19:39 Arguments Over Internet Governance Transition Get Even More Stupid (19)
16:25 For The Gander: Bahnhof Sends Copyright Troll Spridningskollen A Trademark Violation Settlement Letter (13)
14:45 Cop To Court: This Normal Behavior I Literally Observe All The Time Is Suspicious Behavior Justifying A Traffic Stop (40)
13:03 NYPD Says Software Built To Track Seized Property Can't Actually Do The One Thing It's Supposed To Do (54)
11:51 The Good, The Bad And The Misunderstood Of 'YouTube Heroes' (23)
10:50 NYPD Says Releasing Basic Stingray Contract Info Will Result In A Supercriminal Apocalypse (34)
10:45 Daily Deal: Microsoft MCSE Server Admin Certification Training Bundle (1)
09:46 Macedonia Copyright Collection Group Forces All Macedonian Music Off Of All Macedonian Broadcasts (23)
08:40 Journalists Blaming Facebook For Decline Is Just As Tiresome As When They Blamed Craigslist & Google (48)
06:21 Austrian Teenager Sues Parents For Posting Pictures From Her Childhood To Facebook (46)
03:18 DOJ Tells Forensic Experts To Stop Overstating The 'Scientific Certainty' Of Presented Evidence (54)

Thursday

23:12 Texas Rangers Oppose Bacardi's Logo For Green Tea Spirit Because Of The 'T' (16)
16:44 Judge Orders Release Of Information On Cases Involving Electronic Surveillance (10)
14:40 Before Forfeiture Is Finalized, Sheriff Racks Up 54k Miles On Seized Vehicle, Sells It To Private Buyer (74)
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