stories from October 17th, 2013

Too Much Free Time

by Timothy Geigner


Filed Under:
atf, firing line, whistleblowers


Say That Again

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
china, documents, ed snowden, leaks, russia


Legal Issues

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
doj, illegal search, retaliation, whistleblower


Broadband

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
broadband, fiber, nyc, promises, subsidies, tax breaks

Companies:
verizon


Politics

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
douglas gansler, entitlement, maryland, politicians


Overhype

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
bomb, drawing, schools, suspension


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Tuesday

21:03 It's 2015 And Congress Is Now, Finally, Allowed To Use Open Source Technologies (27)
17:00 DailyDirt: It's Not So Simple To Get To Mars... (15)
15:53 City Claims It Will Take 9,000 Hours And $79,000 To Fulfill Gawker's Request Emails Related To Abusive Police Officer (37)
14:46 FISA Court Authorizes 'As-Is' Bulk Phone Collections For The Next Six Months (13)
13:40 As Uber Crackdown In France Continues, Uber Downloads In France Reach Record Highs (39)
12:41 Techdirt Podcast Episode 31: Closing In On Virtual Reality (0)
11:35 With New Destiny DLC, Bungie Gives A Master Class In How To Alienate And Annoy Paying Fans (48)
10:37 Help Copia Draft A Statement Of Innovation Principles (3)
10:32 Daily Deal: Nimble RFID-Blocking Wallet (0)
09:31 EU Moves To Create Internet Fast Lanes, Pretends It's Net Neutrality By Redefining Basic Words (66)
08:23 Judge Orders Lying, Cheating Government To Return $167,000 To The Man They Stole It From (82)
06:23 FCC Commissioner Legally Tasked With Bringing Broadband To All Americans Doesn't Think Broadband's All That Important (36)
04:12 NSA -- Despite Claiming It Doesn't Engage In Economic Espionage -- Engaged In Economic Espionage (25)
01:12 Kickstarter Still Setting Records Despite Everyone Wanting Everything For Free (15)

Monday

21:05 Chanel Goes After 2 Person Chocolate Company Over The Number Five (24)
17:00 DailyDirt: Bite Me. No, Wait, Don't... (4)
15:50 Expired Bogus Patent On Basic Computer Firewall Now Being Used To Shake Down Lots Of Companies (9)
14:41 Nail Salon Owner Sues For Return Of Life Savings Seized By DEA Agents At Airport (50)
13:42 70's Band 'Player' Sues Keith Urban For His 'Player Guitar Kit' For Trademark Violation (25)
12:41 Australia's New Law Would Strip Citizenship For Possessing A 'Thing' Connected With Terrorism, Or Whistleblowing (75)
11:38 France Takes Its War On Uber Up A Notch: Arrests Top Execs (45)
10:31 Supreme Court Won't Hear Oracle v. Google Case, Leaving APIs Copyrightable And Innovation At Risk (85)
10:26 Daily Deal: Penzu Pro Digital Journal Lifetime Subscription (0)
09:27 Newsday Editor: Carve Hate Speech Out Of First Amendment, Hold Websites Responsible If Users Post Hate Speech (64)
08:01 MPAA Targets New Anti-Piracy Ads... At People Who Already Paid To Go See Movies (103)
05:58 Years Of Pretending Netflix Cord Cutting Wasn't Real Is Biting The Cable Industry In The Ass (55)
03:54 Missing Document From FISA Court Docket Suggests Yet Another Undisclosed Bulk Records Program (13)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (27)

Saturday

12:00 This Week In Techdirt History: June 21st - 27th (9)
09:00 Awesome Stuff: Not Quite Google Glass (56)
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