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… feed me (week of 5.18.14)

May 26, 2014

I have over 100 stories of note from last week to chose from.  Think I’ll decimate that and just give you …

How the NSA is Transforming Law Enforcement — Nadia Kayyali / EFF

Because this domestic surveillance story is still getting scarier rather than better.  For example…

EFF Dismayed by House’s Gutted USA FREEDOM Act — Mark Jaycox and Nadia Kayyali and Lee Tien / EFF

NASA is getting ready to communicate with aliens using a new strategy — Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo

Vimeo rolls out Copyright Match to find and remove illegal videos — Chris Welch / The Verge

… although it has no legal obligation to do so.  Pressure by legacy entertainment no doubt.  Standby, Collateral Damage.

Don’t Roll The Dice On Defamation Suits Against Gripe Sites, Especially In California–Ocean’s Eleven v. Anders — Eric Goldman

… you might get SLAPPed.

Google scolded for “polite trademark bullying” of parody site — Joe Mullin / Ars Technica

Seriously, Goog?  It was actually funny parody too.

Cisco Goes Straight To The President To Complain About The NSA Intercepting Its Hardware — Tim Cushing / Techdirt

… continuing the Collateral Damage theme.  Damage to US business is the intelligence community’s end-goal?

The NSA is capturing every phone call made in the Bahamas — Russell Brandom / The Verge

Nuff said.

FBI can begin videotaping interrogations, Department of Justice says — Megan Geuss / Ars Technica

Difficult to believe?  This or the part where they didn’t record interrogations …

Lawyer Suing Usher Gets Benchslapped Into The Stone Age — Joe Patrice / Above the Law

In case you wondered whether a lawyer being obnoxious prick was sanctionable…

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And this is just because I have a thing about sinkholes:

A Giant Sinkhole Just Opened Up in the Middle of Manhattan — Ashley Feinberg / Gizmodo

Take care…


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