- EFF weighs in on COICA IP enforcement bill
Richard Esguerra provides analysis that echoes that of Wendy Seltzer, to which I linked yesterday. He augments her arguments about censorship, adding concerns about how interference with the DNS system could cause problems and the signal this bill would send with regards to the US’s stance on internet censorship. The latter point is interesting because the bill, if passed, would contradict, in actions, what the State Department put into words with Clinton’s speech several months back.
- Scribd apologizes, clarifies archive option that optionally results in paywall
Via Hacker News.
- Google crowd sources efforts to fix invalid metadata in Books, The Register
- BBC coverage of Nerdcore
Via Hacker News. I have been listening to MC Frontalot quite a bit lately, especially his latest album, “Zero Day”. Not surprisingly, I was thrilled to see this BBC piece which I take as a good sign that Nerdcore is still alive and well. Even if the main stream media here is a couple of years late.
- Smart phones as a replacement for hotel key cards
Mike Melanson at ReadWriteWeb explains how one chain is experimenting with the idea, clearly driven by convenience over security. Do I need to count the number of ways this system will be that much more vulnerable than the existing key cards? To the credit of the hotel chain trying this idea, they are making it optional. Given the addition of the phones’ processing power, there is an opportunity to actually make the system much more secure. As much as past history is a valid predictor, the implementers are unlikely to be pushing the security envelope as far as the hardware would enable.
- Federal guide to spying on your suspected terrorist neighbors, Wired
- Brain coprocessors, Technology Review
Via Hacker News.
- Latest ACTA draft won’t be released
- Authors Guild silent over text-to-speech feature on iPad
- New research suggests Google Books search helps more than it harms
- EFF seeks to help Righthaven defendants
- Tenebaum appeals his case, even after reduction of damages
- Has the US caved on secondary liability in ACTA?
- Historical precedent for warrant-less wiretapping
- Comcast ruling will stall FCC’s broadband plan
- Comcast realizing the downside to wining against the FCC
- Why ruling against FCC may not kill net neutrality
- Does ACTA kill online anonymity?
- How ACTA will change the world’s internet laws
- Wellington declaration on ACTA
- Some publishers realize Google Books has benefits for them
- Judge in Fairey case orders disclosure of deleters of records
- Pirate Party leader imprisoned during DEB debate?
- DEB passage was a circus of technology illiteracy
- One ISP says it will not honor DEB disconnect orders
- Further research on using memristors’ memory, logic capabilities
- Another EEG-based mind-machine interface
- EFF seeking legal fees in Lenz case
- China accuses US of cyber-warfare
- EU to consider legality of Virgin’s DPI plans
- Update on Lords discussion of DEB
- Canadian MP demands answers about ACTA
- Canadian privacy minister investigating Facebook, again
- Effects of ACTA on local law
- RIAA confusion over file sharing cases
- Lord Lucas seeks search engine exemption to DEB
- ACTA lessons from Korea
- Criticism of latest draft of Google Books settlement
- ACTA one step close to completion
- Flickr to double its Commons Collection