minilinks for 2008-12-15
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
December 15, 2008
- Obama May Keep CIA Chief
Michael Hayden, a major player in the Bush administration' wiretapping program, may stay on as head of the CIA under Obama.
- Panel to Call for Review of Wiretapping Scholar
The House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel plans to ask the NSA to open a formal investigation into whether NSA wiretaps were improperly used in the trial of Ali al-Timimi.
- Is It "Spam" or Speech?
A student government leader at Michigan State University was found guilty of "spamming" after emailing faculty to criticize school policies.
- Reselling MP3s: The Music Industry's New Battleground?
A new music service promises to help digital music customers exercise their first sale rights. But is it legal?
- Firms Push for a More Searchable Federal Web
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo want government data to be more accessible to search engines -- and the public.
- Online Rebel Publishes U.S. Court Records for Free
Carl Malamud is working to make public court documents publicly available online.
- Sony Pays $1 Million for Violating Children's Privacy
The FTC took Sony to court for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and got a settlement.
- Teacher Throws Fit Over Linux
An Austin teacher berated students and free software activists for distributing what she assumed was pirated software.