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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
FUD: Former FBI Guy Lies, Claiming New Mobile Encryption Would Have Resulted In Dead Kidnap Subject   —  Yesterday, we wrote about law enforcement freaking out over the announcements from both Apple and Google that they'd start encrypting phones by default, better protecting data on those phones …
Sep 27, 2014, 5:20 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As An Accomplice Because Someone Used His Node To Commit A crime   —  Three years ago we wrote about how Austrian police had seized computers from someone running a Tor exit node.  This kind of thing happens from time to time …
Jul 2, 2014, 12:35 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
FBI, CIA Use Backdoor Searches To Warrentlessly Spy On Americans' Communications   —  The other shoe just dropped when it comes to how the federal government illegally spies on Americans.  Last summer, the details of the NSA's “backdoor searches” were revealed.
Jul 1, 2014, 12:50 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
MPAA Issues Overly Broad Takedown Of Little Used Reddit Film Community; Creates Much Bigger Reddit Film Community   —  Oh that wacky MPAA.  Earlier this week, TorrentFreak noted that the MPAA issued a massively overbroad DMCA takedown to Google, asking it to remove an entire subreddit from its search results.
Jun 29, 2014, 12:25 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
More On Indie Labels And YouTube: Some Legitimate Concerns, But Still A Lot Of Misplaced Anger   —  Last week, we wrote about how some of the stories making the rounds concerning YouTube “blocking” musicians from using YouTube and taking down videos if they didn't agree to non-negotiable contract terms …
Jun 24, 2014, 5:25 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
That Story You've Read About YouTube ‘Blocking’ Indie Artists... Yeah, That's Not Accurate   —  As you may have heard, there's been some hubbub this week about claims that YouTube is going to remove some videos from indie musicians/labels who don't agree to the contract terms for YouTube's upcoming music subscription service.
Jun 20, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Orders DOJ To Hand Over FISA Court's Justification For Bulk Data Collection On Americans In FOIA Lawsuit   —  Late Friday, a judge in California ordered the DOJ to hand over key rulings from the FISA Court concerning the legality of the bulk records collection under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act.
Jun 14, 2014, 9:10 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
How a credulous media repeated dubious claims of a Turing Test milestone   —  No, A ‘Supercomputer’ Did NOT Pass The Turing Test For The First Time And Everyone Should Know Better  —  So, this weekend's news in the tech world was flooded with a “story” about how a “chatbot” passed the Turing Test for …
Jun 10, 2014, 5:50 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
EU Court Of Justice: Just Viewing Stuff Online Isn't Infringing On Copyright   —  It's kind of ridiculous that it's taken this long, but the EU Court of Justice has now made it clear that viewing stuff that is legally on the internet is not copyright infringement.
Jun 5, 2014, 10:25 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
John Oliver: Stop Calling It Net Neutrality; It's ‘Preventing Cable Company F**kery’   —  In last night's John Oliver show (technically “Last Week Tonight"), his “top story” was all about net neutrality.  This is both surprising (because the issue has received little mainstream attention) …
Jun 2, 2014, 11:00 PMIn context

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