stories from February 17th, 2014

(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
obesity, stoke-on-trent, texting, uk


Stupidity

by Timothy Geigner


Filed Under:
reviews, scientology

Companies:
amazon


Bleeding Edge

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
california, energy, fusion, luna ring, solar power

Companies:
shimizu corp


Failures

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
customer service, landline, telco, west virginia

Companies:
verizon


Say That Again

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
acquisition, cable, television

Companies:
at&t, comcast, hulu, time warner


Privacy

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
david miranda, edward snowden, heathrow, jesselyn radack, uk


Say That Again

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
broadcast, cable, les moonves, supreme court, television

Companies:
aereo, cbs


Politics

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
drones, fbi, foia, rand paul, redaction, robert mueller


Stupidity

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
cable, cord cutting, ratings, television

Companies:
neilsen


Failures

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
edward snowden, indonesia, james clapper, leak, nsa, odni


Music Industry

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
ireland, isp, record label, three strikes

Companies:
eircom


Stupidity

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
day we fight back, eff, nsa, pipa, protest, sopa

Companies:
new york times


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Friday

09:31 Senate Intelligence Committee Expands FBI NSL Powers With Secret Amendment To Secret Intelligence Bill (25)
08:31 President Obama Threw A Cyberwar.... And No One Showed Up (15)
06:32 YouTube Personality Files Bogus Copyright Infringement Lawsuit To Shut Up Two Critics (12)
03:30 Judge Says The FBI Can Keep Its Hacking Tool Secret, But Not The Evidence Obtained With It (18)

Thursday

23:23 Nebraska Drug Warriors Lose Bust Thanks To Jurisdictional Limits On Criminal Conspiracy Charges (13)
17:00 DailyDirt: Storing Lots Of Energy (17)
15:40 Cities Rushing To Restrict Airbnb Are About To Discover That They're Violating Key Internet Law (25)
14:01 Big Win For Fair Use: Jury Says Google's Use Of Java API's Was Fair Use... On To The Appeal (23)
12:55 Techdirt T-Shirt List: Nerd Harder (0)
11:49 'Smart Grid' Company Demands MuckRock Turn Over Info On Anyone Who Might Have Seen Public Records Docs Involving It (24)
10:42 Bankruptcy Fight May Be The Least Of Team Prenda's Concerns, As The FBI Comes Knocking (48)
10:36 Daily Deal: Automatic Connected Car Adapter (7)
09:28 House Budget Bill Guts Net Neutrality, Kills FCC Authority -- All Because The FCC Dared To Stand Up To Comcast & AT&T (36)
08:31 Yes, A Billionaire Looking To Destroy A Media Organization Through Lawsuits Is A Big Deal Even If You Don't Like The Media Organization (75)
06:27 As Expected, Verizon's Attempt To Woo Millennials Is Falling Flat On Its Face (12)
03:20 EU Commission Releases Plans To More Directly Regulate Internet, Pretending It's Not Regulating The Internet (27)

Wednesday

23:23 Urban Outfitters With A Surprising First Win In Navajo Trademark Dispute: Navajo Isn't Famous (10)
17:00 DailyDirt: The Eyes Have It (2)
15:44 City Of Mesa Abusing Trademark Law To Punish City Council Candidate They Don't Like (12)
14:07 Lawmakers From The Great Theocracy Of Utah Looking To Block Porn On Cell Phones (156)
12:35 DHS/ICE Knew Its World Series 'Panty Raid' Was A Bad Idea; Pressured To Do So Anyway (24)
11:34 Hollywood Writers & Copyright Scholars Point Out That Piracy Fears Over Open Set Top Boxes Are Complete FUD (11)
10:36 Congrats, FBI, You've Now Convinced Silicon Valley To Encrypt And Dump Log Files (62)
10:31 Daily Deal: CyberGhost VPN Premium Plan (1)
09:30 AT&T's Broadband Caps Go Live This Week And Are The Opening Salvo In An All-Out War On Cord Cutters (40)
08:34 Copyright As Censorship: Questionable Copyright Claim Forces Indie Musician To Destroy All Physical Copies Of New Album (23)
06:27 As Netflix Locks Down Exclusive Disney Rights, The New Walled Gardens Emerge (60)
03:24 Silicon Valley Billionaire Peter Thiel Accused Of Financing Hulk Hogan's Ridiculous Lawsuits Against Gawker (50)

Tuesday

23:23 Appeals Court Tells Government It Must Extend Educational Institution FOIA Fee Price Break To Students (5)
17:00 DailyDirt: 3, 2, 1... Liftoff (2)
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