MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology


Deal to combat piracy in UK with alerts is ‘imminent’. | BBC News |

How Disney learned to stop worrying and embrace copyright infringement.  | The Salon |

Copyright troll demands Comcast’s six strikes data for lawsuit.  | Torrentfreak |

Spotify chief hits back over piracy.  | Australian Financial Review |

Defamation & media law

Ireland: Court tells Sharkey to take down his tweet. | Independent |

E-libel laws the new front line in Pacific battles for freedom. | The Conversation |

Defamation should be law reform focus not racial discrimination: Richard Ackland.  | Sydney Morning Herald |

Privacy & information security

Photos of a NSA “upgrade” factory shows a Cisco router getting an implant. | Ars Technica |

Worst day for eBay, multiple flaws leave millions of users vulnerable to hackers. | Hacker News |

We kill people based on metadata.  | The New York Review of Books |

The right response to the right to delete. | Re/code |

US cybersecurity expert warns against metadata storage.  |  Australian Financial Review |

Snowden’s first move against the NSA was a party in Hawaii. | Wired |

The little conference that kickstarted the Web: Mark Pesce. |  The Drum |

Why I was forced to shut down Lavabit. | The Guardian |

Computer mice: still a thing. | The Atlantic |

Living on Bitcoin a year later: dropping digital dollars at a strip club. | Forbes |

Giants behaving badly: Google, Facebook and Amazon show us the downside of monopolies and black-box algorithms. | GigaOm |

Social media

Can an algorithm solve Twitter’s credibility problem? | The New Yorker |

With update, Snapchat gets a little less private. | The New York Times |

Alleged insider trading case cracked through LinkedIn. | SMH |

A platform and a blogging tool, Medium charms writers. | The New York Times |

26 May 2014

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