MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology


Stop the pirates? Behind Brandis’ copyright crusade. | The Conversation |

Obama: TPP critics have “a lack of knowledge of what is going on in the negotiations”. | InfoJustice |

The conservative case for taking on the copyright lobby. | Business Insider |

Defamation & media law

Weibo: we can’t censor fast enough to satisfy the Chinese government. | Salon |

Protecting journalists’ sources: don’t take your smart phone. | Global Voices |

Privacy & information security

Everyone is under surveillance now, says Edward Snowden. | The Guardian |

We need online alter egos now more than ever. | Wired |

Is the EU really about to outlaw mass data surveillance? | Wired (UK) |

Coca-Cola is using facial recognition technology on fridges in Australia to sell more drinks. | Business Insider |

How one woman hid her pregnancy from big data. | Mashable |

Baby monitor hacker still terrorizing babies and their parents. | Forbes |


ATO to coin new rules after crypto-currency talks. | Australian Financial Review |

Judge’s ruling spells bad news for U.S. cloud providers. | GigaOm |

Embed with Katharine Neil and Harvey Smith. | Embed with Games |

Technology and privacy law in the US will soon be shaped by people who don’t use email. | The Guardian |

Social media

The censorship effect. | TechCrunch |

Twitter is not dying. It’s on the cusp of getting much bigger. | Slate |

Why Facebook’s new ‘anonymous login’ matters. | Forbes |

Domino’s adopts 24/7 social media monitoring. | Australian Financial Review |

Department of Premier & Cabinet’s social media policy. | DPC Victoria |

Another questionable IP law suit over a derogatory twitter account.  | Technology & Marketing Law Blog |

4 May 2014