stories from August 19th, 2013

Failures

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
lies, nsa, nsa surveillance, president obama


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Friday

09:40 Newspaper Archive Disappears From Google, Because Company Wants To Cash In (26)
08:32 Former US Patent Office Director Freaked Out That Business Methods & Software Are Less Patentable Than Before (11)
06:33 Certificate Authority Gave Out Certs For GitHub To Someone Who Just Had A GitHub Account (8)
03:27 Literal Fashion Police Arrest Hundreds Of WhatsApp And Instagram Users In Iran (59)

Thursday

23:20 Germany Interior Minister Pushing For Deployment Of Facial Recognition Software In Public Areas (23)
16:05 Team Prenda Done Fighting Judge Otis Wright (24)
14:31 Uber & Lyft As An Extension Of... Or Replacement For... Public Transit (13)
13:04 Techdirt Reading List: Knowledge And The Wealth Of Nations: A Story Of Economic Discovery (0)
12:00 Apple Updates iOS To Close Three Separate 0days That Were Being Exploited (17)
10:51 To The NSA, The Word 'Security' Is Synonymous With 'Gaping, Unpatched Holes In US Developers' Software' (20)
10:46 Daily Deal: Bit.Yoga (1)
09:44 If You're Angry About Twitter Banning Someone 'Permanently' For Sharing Olympics GIFs, Blame Copyright Law (18)
08:41 Lawyer Sues Basically All Mainstream Media For RICO Violations For How They Report On Donald Trump (41)
06:37 Comcast/NBC Tone Deafness, Not 'Millennials' To Blame For Olympics Ratings Drop (79)
03:33 Canadian Law Enforcement Want Government To Force People To Turn Over Their Passwords (36)

Wednesday

22:36 Engineers Say If Automated Cars Experience 'The Trolley Problem,' They've Already Screwed Up (80)
16:07 FISA Court: Government Can Collect Content Along With Dialing Data Using Pen Register Orders (16)
14:32 Arrest Warrant Issued For District Attorney Involved In DEA's California Wiretap Warrant Mill (23)
13:05 Baltimore PD Can Keep Tabs On The Entire City, Thanks To Privately-Donated Aerial Surveillance System (37)
11:45 Nice Officials Say They'll Sue Internet Users Who Share Photos Of French Fashion Police Fining Women In Burkinis (123)
10:39 Bogus Defamation Lawsuit With Fake Defendant Results In Negative Reviews Of Dentist Being Taken Down (32)
10:34 Daily Deal: Ultimate PC Data Security Suite Bundle (0)
09:30 Copyright Group, In Arguing Against FCC's Set Top Box Proposal, Appears To Argue That VCRs & DVRs Are Also Illegal (55)
08:31 Tempting Fate: Pittsburgh Election Officials Insist Their E-Voting Machines Can't Be Hacked (42)
06:29 One More Time With Feeling: Net Neutrality Didn't Hurt Broadband Investment In The Slightest (22)
03:22 Russia's Hackathon Continues, Targeting The New York Times And Other News Agencies (27)

Tuesday

22:30 Little Tree Air Freshener Company Sues Non-Profit For Making Tree Shaped Ornaments (29)
16:26 The EFF Calls Out Microsoft's Ongoing Bullshit On Windows 10 Privacy Concerns (64)
14:37 And Just Like That, The Dumbest Trademark Suit Over Saying 'Thank You' Disappears (15)
13:00 Techdirt Podcast Episode 87: An Interview With Kim Dotcom's Lawyer (11)
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