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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Saturday

09:00 Awesome Stuff: Making GovTrack Even More Awesome (14)

Friday

19:39 Ridiculous 'Terrorist Reporting' Provision In Intelligence Authorization Would Undermine The First Amendment (46)
18:21 And Now Here Comes Every Other Comic Convention With Trademark Apps For The Generic 'Comic Con' (12)
17:00 DailyDirt: Hello, World Universe! Hello? (Is This Thing On?) (4)
15:44 Freedom Of The Press Foundation Sues DOJ Over Its Secret Rules For Spying On Journalists (12)
14:30 Judge Curious If Malibu Media Is Seeding Its Own Files And Engaged In Copyright Misuse (50)
13:26 Wikileaks Latest Info-Dump Shows, Again, That The NSA Indeed Engages In Economic Espionage Against Allies (43)
12:21 Taylor Swift's Streaming Rant Nearly Identical To Garth Brooks' Used CD Rant (53)
11:19 UK Prevent Strategy For Identifying Potential Terrorists Identifies 3 Year Old Because Of Course It Did (35)
10:16 James Woods Sues Random Trollish Twitter User For $10 Million Over Clearly Hyperbolic Tweet (13)
10:11 Daily Deal: Top Deals Of The Month (6)
08:53 Of All The Ways The DMCA Takedown Process Can Be Responsibly Used, These Are None Of Them (9)
07:16 4th Amendment Lives: Court Tells US Government Get A Warrant If It Wants Mobile Phone Location Info (19)
05:05 Yes, German Authorities Are Pushing Treason Charges Against Netzpolitik For Publishing Surveillance Plans (33)
03:05 Contrary To What You've Heard, TPP Will Undermine US Law -- Including Supreme Court Decisions (49)

Thursday

23:02 Feds Hand Out Funds To Be Used For 'Traffic Safety;' Local Agencies Buy License Plate Readers Instead (18)
17:00 DailyDirt: Colonizing Space (4)
15:21 Court Shuts Down Police Union's Attempt To Bury Reporting On Sheriff's Dept.'s Hiring Of Bad Cops, Thieves And Sex Offenders (9)
13:55 Judge Bars Anti-Abortion Group From Releasing Video... Raising Serious First Amendment Questions (32)
12:33 New Zealand Prime Minister Admits Drug Prices Will Rise Under TPP -- Leaves Out The Part About More People Dying (35)
11:22 Google To French Regulators Looking To Expand 'Right To Be Forgotten' Globally: Forget About It (43)
10:16 DA Claims He'll Charge Drone Operators Near Wildfires For Murder (56)
10:11 Daily Deal: Zendure A8 Pro 25600mAh External Battery (11)
09:07 Authors Guilded, United, And Representing... Not Authors (40)
07:42 Now That USTR Has Fast Track, Hollywood Ramps Up Demands While USTR Brushes Off Public Interest Group Concerns (32)
05:21 Australian Librarians Start 'Cooking For Copyright' Campaign To Change Law For Unpublished Works (25)
03:17 The Drug War Is Creating Problems Too Big To Fix (80)

Wednesday

23:19 MoMA Releases Data On 125,000 Art Works To The Public (1)
17:00 DailyDirt: Plenty Of Spaceships... Sorta (6)
15:18 Cop To Vet On Receiving End Of Bogus Raid: Investigating Things Beforehand Just Slows Us Down (129)
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