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

03:22 General Mills Granted A Design Patent On A Tortilla Bowl Because Why Even Pretend Anymore? (18)

Thursday

23:23 The Campaign To Dox Twitter Users In Islamic Countries For 'Blasphemy' And Supporting LGBT Rights (59)
17:00 DailyDirt: Spaceplanes 2.0 (2)
15:39 Good News: California Legislature Dumps Stupid Plan To Copyright All Government Works (5)
14:07 Rather Than Launch A Massive DDoS Attack, This Time China Just Asks GitHub To Take Down Page It Doesn't Like (13)
12:48 Techdirt Reading List: The Wealth Of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets And Freedom (0)
11:42 Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Case Over Stairway To Heaven (38)
10:40 Terrible Ruling In Germany: Digitizing The Public Domain Creates New Copyright (26)
10:35 Daily Deal: The Complete C++ Programming Bundle (3)
09:36 North Carolina's New Broadband Plan Forgets To Include 'Don't Let ISP Lobbyists Write Shitty State Telecom Law' (3)
08:33 Russia's Problem (According To Russian Politicians): Not Enough Mass Surveillance (21)
06:32 Sony Settlement Gives PS3 Owners $9 After Company Made Console Less Useful Via Firmware Update (32)
03:25 Open Access Idaho Broadband Network Lets Customers Switch To A New ISP In Seconds (5)

Wednesday

23:23 Texas Trademark Spat Full Of Crap? (10)
17:00 DailyDirt: Smarter Than The Average Bear Cat... Bird? (8)
15:47 As Republicans Turn Off House Live Feed, Reps & C-SPAN Turn To Periscope And Facebook Live Video To Cover Sit In (96)
14:26 Senate Just Barely Rejects Plan To Expand FBI Surveillance Powers (9)
12:38 Cinemark Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Roblox Over User-Generated Content (25)
11:41 DOJ Insists That Rule 41 Change Is Not Important, Nothing To See Here, Move On Annoying Privacy Activist People (28)
10:38 Fake Satoshi Nakamoto Trying To Patent All Sorts Of Bitcoin Related Ideas (12)
10:32 Daily Deal: G Cloud Unlimited Backup 5 Years Subscription (1)
09:33 MPAA Happily Gets Into Bed With Russian State Censor Agency... To Protect Copyright! (15)
08:30 Guy In Australia Pleads Guilty To Criminal Trolling On Facebook, Faces 3 Years In Jail (58)
06:23 Study Finds That T-Mobile's Binge On Is Exploitable, Unreliable, And Still Violates Net Neutrality (24)
03:20 Court Refuses To Uphold Evidence Seized During A Completely Bogus Traffic Stop (33)

Tuesday

23:23 No Man's Sky Settles With Sky TV So It Can Have 'Sky' In Its Name (18)
17:00 DailyDirt: Crazy Cars That No One Drives (7)
15:43 Supreme Court Says, Yes, The Patent Office Can Review Crappy Patents Using Broad Standards (9)
14:03 Customs Agents, Local Doctor Subject 18-Year-Old To Vaginal, Rectal Probing In Search Of Nonexistent Drugs (142)
12:45 Techdirt Podcast Episode 78: What's Next For Online Video? (3)
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