- New technology allows drawing, and erasing, wires on circuits
Tim Barribeau at io9 points to some research that initial seems similar to a story I discussed a while back, about using a heated atomic force microscope to etch conductive traces in graphene. The materials involved are a bit more complex but unlike the graphene research, erasure is definitely doable where it was a vague possibility using the oxidized carbon substrate.
- Eight epic failures of regulating cryptography
In the wake of the feds’ campaign to make surveilling the internet easier, EFF has some timely reminders of how legally mandating functions and aspects of cryptography is a problem. I am a fan of the constitutional argument and the final point in the last, the absence of proof of harm or risk.
- AP wants to become the ASCAP of news, Techdirt
- European court rules against indiscriminate copyright levies blank media, Ars Technica
- Bicycle thief burdened with unusual computer-related restrictions as part of probation, Slashdot