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PASS ID: REAL ID Reanimated

In February, the opponents of REAL ID were given a bit of hope when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that she wanted to repeal the REAL ID Act, the federal government's failed plan to impose a national identification card through state driver's licenses. But what has taken place...

More Seek Privacy from Google Book Search Settlement

Concerns about Google Book Search and its potential effects on reader privacy are spreading widely in the wake of the joint action alert issued by EFF and the ACLU of Northern California. Copyright scholar Pam Samuelson recently investigated the scope of the settlement in an editorial titled "...

Snatching Rights On the Playa

In a few weeks, tens of thousands of creative people will make their yearly pilgrimage to Nevada’s Black Rock desert for Burning Man, an annual art event and temporary community celebrating radical self expression, self-reliance, creativity and freedom. Most have the entirely reasonable expectation that they will own and control...

Judge Rules Against RealDVD

UPDATE: Just one day after Judge Patel's ruling against RealDVD, a California appeals court has ruled against Kaleidescape, reversing the lower court and sending that case back for a fresh determination of whether Kaleidescape violated the terms of the DVD-CCA license. More bad news for innovators who want to...

The Onion: Google's New Opt-Out Privacy Protections

There's good news today for privacy advocates — the Onion reports that Google has developed an exciting new "opt out" program for those who don't want the search giant compiling vast amounts of their personal data: %3Cobject%20width%3D%22480%22%20height%3D%22430%22%3E%3Cparam%20name%3D%22allowfullscreen%22%20value%3D%22true%22%20%2F%3E%3Cparam%20name%3D%22allowscriptaccess%22%20value%3D%22always%22%20%2F%3E%3Cparam%20name%3D%22movie%22%20value%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theonion.com%2Fcontent%2Fthemes%2Fcommon%2Fassets%2Fonn_embed%2Fembedded_player.swf%3Fimage%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.theonion.com%252Fcontent%252Ffiles%252Fimages%252FGOOGLE_VILLAGE_article.jpg%26amp%3Bvideoid%3D97279%26amp%3Btitle%3DGoogle%2520Opt%2520Out%2520Feature%2520Lets%2520Users%2520Protect%2520Privacy%2520By%2520Moving%2520To%2520Remote%2520Village%22%20%2F%3E%3Cparam%20name%3D%22wmode%22%20value%3D%22transparent%22%20%2F%3E%3Cembed%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theonion.com%2Fcontent%2Fthemes%2Fcommon%2Fassets%2Fonn_embed%2Fembedded_player.swf%22%20type%3D%22application%2Fx-shockwave-flash%22%20allowscriptaccess%3D%22always%22%20allowfullscreen%3D%22true%22%20wmode%3D%22transparent%22%20width%3D%22480%22%20height%3D%22430%22%20flashvars%3D%22image%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.theonion.com%252Fcontent%252Ffiles%252Fimages%252FGOOGLE_VILLAGE_article.jpg%26amp%3Bvideoid%3D97279%26amp%3Btitle%3DGoogle%2520Opt%2520Out%2520Feature%2520Lets%2520Users%2520Protect%2520Privacy%2520By%2520Moving%2520To%2520Remote%2520Village%22%3E%3C%2Fembed%3E%3C%2Fobject%3E Privacy info. This embed will serve content from theonion.com Those...

Who Knows Where You Are, And Why?

San Francisco - Innovative new technologies can make it easier to pay your bridge toll or bus fare, to search for nearby businesses from your cell phone, and to get in and out of secure areas with a card instead of a key. But these systems also pose a dramatic...

FCC Opens Investigation on iPhone App Discrimination

The FCC has sent a trio of letters to Apple, AT&T, and Google seeking information about Apple's recent decision to block Google Voice apps from Apple's iPhone App Store. We're pleased that Chairman Genachowski's FCC is taking wireless competition seriously, and hope that it also looks into similar discriminatory...

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