- Senate panel backs patent overhaul bill
From the Slashdot summary, the bill is aimed at damages rather than the battery of tests for judging patent applications and validity. Reducing the cost of mistakes could have a positive effect even without addressing the core of patents themselves. Looks like opposition may as stiff as it was to past efforts.
- Another search offering that seeks to differentiate on privacy
Sean Bonner on BoingBoing points to Starting Page and their newly stated commitment to privacy. It sounds like they will be proxy in much the way Moxie Marlinspike’s system does to decouple individual searches from any particular and identifiable user. The advantage is that Starting Page is a web site, not requiring any separate installation just trust that their service works as advertised.
- Creator of XMPP launching life streaming, capture on steroids, ReadWriteWeb
- Service aimed at corporations looking to monitor their employees social media usage, Slashdot