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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
@SCOTUS_servo tweets unannounced changes to Supreme Court opinions after they're published   —  Clever piece of code exposes hidden changes to Supreme Court opinions  —  Supreme Court opinions are the law of the land, and so it's a problem when the Justices change the words of the decisions without telling anyone.
Jun 13, 2014, 9:30 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Judge calls out LinkedIn over spammy invitations, says emails can harm reputation   —  LinkedIn users who are suing the company over its aggressive marketing practices got a big boost on Thursday, when a federal judge ruled they can go forward with a class action lawsuit that turns on the company's familiar …
Jun 13, 2014, 7:00 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
US will auction bitcoins seized from Silk Road, bidders must deposit $200,000   —  The United States government announced Thursday that it will sell the nearly 30,000 bitcoins it seized last year from Silk Road, a notorious online marketplace for drugs and hitmen, in a 12-hour auction on June 27.
Jun 12, 2014, 6:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Congressional hearing suggests first sale doctrine won't apply to digital goods anytime soon   —  Should you have a right to sell your ebooks and digital music?  —  People can be surprised to discover that they don't actually own the digital books and songs they buy, but that they instead rent …
Jun 8, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Microsoft wins right to disclose FBI's demand for info about Office 365 customer   —  In a significant victory for transparency and free speech, a federal judge in Seattle granted Microsoft permission to unseal documents related to an FBI investigation into one of its cloud customers.
May 22, 2014, 9:50 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Patent reform dies in Senate as Leahy pulls plug on key bill   —  A closely watched patent reform bill failed on Wednesday as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced that he lacked the bipartisan support to push the bill forward.
May 21, 2014, 2:25 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Patent reform hangs by a thread as Senate Democrats bottle up key bill   —  For a second there, it looked as if Congress was about to fix the country's dysfunctional patent system.  The House passed a bipartisan bill in December, supported by the White House and a coalition of retail and tech giants …
May 18, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Why the Apple-Samsung trial was a waste of time for all but fanboys and lawyers   —  Apple and Samsung just finished up their third trial in three years and flushed hundreds of millions down a legal rathole.  What do they have to show for it?  Nothing of substance.
May 7, 2014, 6:45 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Google sued for requiring OEMs to bundle its mobile apps, make search and location services default on Android phones   —  Google uses secret Android deals for illegal search monopoly, lawsuit claims  —  Google requires Samsung, HTC and other mobile device makers that use the Android operating system …
May 1, 2014, 9:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Updated: A debit card for bitcoin: Xapo could solve the payment problem with help from banks   —  Until now, there has been no easy way for people to use bitcoin for everyday transactions.  Xapo has solved that by using MasterCard's payment network.  —  This story was updated at 9:52am PT …
Apr 24, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context

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