Archives: May 2014

Toothless tigers: The state of Internet privacy laws

May 28, 2014
Iran wants Facebook's CEO for privacy violations, but no worries, Zuck -- vague international laws are your friend
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Privacy takes a beating in the FBI's kangaroo court

May 22, 2014
Feds ran roughshod over Lavabit, forcing it to shut down and proving the government is fighting to win -- and fighting dirty -- in the privacy wars
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Google begins world domination campaign by invading Stockton

May 20, 2014
Googlers are the marauding aliens of classic (and not-so-classic) sci-fi, and we're letting them proceed with their 'enslave humanity' plot
Cringely
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You have the right to remain moronic

May 19, 2014
The European Union has decreed that sites must remove links to 'outdated' information. Do they really not understand how untenable -- and utterly ridiculous -- that is?
Cringely
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It was the best of times, it was the burst of times

May 15, 2014
Ludicrous business ideas? Spectacular failures? General cluelessness? Yeah, we're definitely in Bubbleville now. Prepare for the pop
Cringely
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One Web hoster's wonderfully trollish FCC protest

May 13, 2014
Neocities slows down the FCC to dialup speeds and asks for more money to restore the bandwidth. Perhaps this will actually get Tom Wheeler's attention?
Cringely
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Uncle Sam's brilliant new idea: An online driver's license

May 08, 2014
The government is trying out a new identity consolidation program that it might hand over to a private enterprise to manage. What could possibly go wrong?
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Facebook gets more evil, HP gets more desperate

May 06, 2014
An action-packed weekend brought news of Facebook capturing somehow even more of your data, HP acting like a car dealer, and an actual life-saving smartphone
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