May 8, 2009 | By Hugh D'Andrade

minilinks for 2009-05-08

  • Justice Department Finds Flaws in FBI Terror List
    Surprise! The exponential growth the terror watch list has led to errors — including 24,000 names included on the basis of outdated or irrelevant information.
  • Libraries Raise Concerns About Google Books
    Librarians submitted a letter to the court considering the Google Book Settlement raising concerns about how Google's plans for digital books will affect privacy and censorship.
  • ">CAIR Defends Savage
    When shock jock Michael Savage was banned from the UK for allegedly hateful comments about muslims, an Islamic group he had previously maligned came to his defense -- on free speech grounds.
  • Facebook’s E-mail Censorship is Legally Dubious, Experts Say
    Does Facebook's decision to block Pirate Bay features for their site violate wiretapping laws?
  • Another Win for Fantasy Sports
    A judge ruled that NFL info is in the public domain and can be used by online fantasy leagues without permission.
  • Law Students Collect Personal Info on Scalia
    Chief Justice Scalia may not be so skeptical about the need for privacy protections now that a group of law students at Fordham University have harvested his personal data.
  • Is David Simon Wrong About Blogs?
    The creator of The Wire says blogs can't replace professional newspaper reporters for covering the nitty gritty details of local politics. But is he missing something?

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