MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Deal to combat piracy in UK with alerts is ‘imminent’. | BBC News | http://bbc.in/Ql2bgo

How Disney learned to stop worrying and embrace copyright infringement.  | The Salon | http://bit.ly/1nzMu09

Copyright troll demands Comcast’s six strikes data for lawsuit.  | Torrentfreak | http://bit.ly/Rs6d7f

Spotify chief hits back over piracy.  | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1lMHnY4

Defamation & media law

Ireland: Court tells Sharkey to take down his tweet. | Independent | http://bit.ly/1iadCiR

E-libel laws the new front line in Pacific battles for freedom. | The Conversation | http://bit.ly/1jIRksV

Defamation should be law reform focus not racial discrimination: Richard Ackland.  | Sydney Morning Herald | http://bit.ly/1j0oPBT

Privacy & information security

Photos of a NSA “upgrade” factory shows a Cisco router getting an implant. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/1jIRksV

Worst day for eBay, multiple flaws leave millions of users vulnerable to hackers. | Hacker News | http://bit.ly/1vUAxbi

We kill people based on metadata.  | The New York Review of Books | http://bit.ly/1mNuIq0

The right response to the right to delete. | Re/code | http://on.recode.net/1ozc7j6

US cybersecurity expert warns against metadata storage.  |  Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1mwFd0N

Snowden’s first move against the NSA was a party in Hawaii. | Wired | http://wrd.cm/1noPAEj

The little conference that kickstarted the Web: Mark Pesce. |  The Drum | http://ab.co/1oYUQCi

Why I was forced to shut down Lavabit. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/TqwHb7

Computer mice: still a thing. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/1mzCfNa

Living on Bitcoin a year later: dropping digital dollars at a strip club. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1jwrpoj

Giants behaving badly: Google, Facebook and Amazon show us the downside of monopolies and black-box algorithms. | GigaOm | http://bit.ly/1mfCoSW

Social media

Can an algorithm solve Twitter’s credibility problem? | The New Yorker | http://nyr.kr/1j8rA8Z

With update, Snapchat gets a little less private. | The New York Times |http://nyti.ms/1khgzCO

Alleged insider trading case cracked through LinkedIn. | SMH | http://bit.ly/1nHkdWp

A platform and a blogging tool, Medium charms writers. | The New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1nnYrrI

26 May 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Stop the pirates? Behind Brandis’ copyright crusade. | The Conversation | http://bit.ly/1fHeXlV

Obama: TPP critics have “a lack of knowledge of what is going on in the negotiations”. | InfoJustice | http://bit.ly/1nfHVsJ

The conservative case for taking on the copyright lobby. | Business Insider | http://bit.ly/1mrb1Za

Defamation & media law

Weibo: we can’t censor fast enough to satisfy the Chinese government. | Salon | http://bit.ly/Q2IWZ3

Protecting journalists’ sources: don’t take your smart phone. | Global Voices | http://bit.ly/1i89iE4

Privacy & information security

Everyone is under surveillance now, says Edward Snowden. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1q31NUt

We need online alter egos now more than ever. | Wired | http://wrd.cm/1mr8MVU

Is the EU really about to outlaw mass data surveillance? | Wired (UK) | http://bit.ly/RgPS5K

Coca-Cola is using facial recognition technology on fridges in Australia to sell more drinks. | Business Insider | http://bit.ly/1js2h1k

How one woman hid her pregnancy from big data. | Mashable | http://on.mash.to/1iXB6M4

Baby monitor hacker still terrorizing babies and their parents. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1ky1VCU

Technology

ATO to coin new rules after crypto-currency talks. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1g04c8L

Judge’s ruling spells bad news for U.S. cloud providers. | GigaOm | http://bit.ly/1mr7zOi

Embed with Katharine Neil and Harvey Smith. | Embed with Games | http://bit.ly/Q2Ij1p

Technology and privacy law in the US will soon be shaped by people who don’t use email. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1ulCoVL

Social media

The censorship effect. | TechCrunch | http://tcrn.ch/1iXxZUC

Twitter is not dying. It’s on the cusp of getting much bigger. | Slate | http://slate.me/Snt9WJ

Why Facebook’s new ‘anonymous login’ matters. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1kIW7JX

Domino’s adopts 24/7 social media monitoring. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/Snu49u

Department of Premier & Cabinet’s social media policy. | DPC Victoria | http://bit.ly/1oftQLE

Another questionable IP law suit over a derogatory twitter account.  | Technology & Marketing Law Blog | http://bit.ly/RgRNXX

4 May 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology