minilinks for 2008-25-07
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
July 25, 2008
- Parents to Be Punished For Children's Net Piracy
Households that are suspected of illegal downloads will be blacklisted and have Internet access curbed under new rules in the UK.
- Senate Bill Asks Attorney General to Investigate Piracy
Senators Leahy and Specter have introduced a new bill that would allow documents and records to be seized in civil copyright-infringement suits.
- ISP Admits Secret Web Snooping in Kansas
An ISP in Kansas admits to eavesdropping on the web surfing habits of it's customers without notifying them.
- Librarians Launch Privacy Initiative
The American Library Association has launched a new "Right to Information Privacy Campaign," aiming to get Americans to "recommit to information privacy."
- Cory Doctorow's Address to Librarians on Privacy
EFF Fellow Cory Doctorow gave an inspiring speech on privacy at the recent ALA conference.
- Kaminsky Provides DNS Flaw Details
Security expert Dan Kaminsky has made public the details of a DNS flaw he found earlier this year.
- Fresh Allegations of E-Voting Fraud
A security expert says he has evidence that Diebold officials installed a suspicious patch in two counties in Georgia in 2002.
- Sony Opens E-Book Reader to Outside Publishers
In a challenge to the dominance of Amazon's Kindle, Sony's e-book reader will be able to read books in the .epub format, opening the device to work created by any publisher.
- Record Labels Ask Judge to Rule Against Limewire
The major labels have teamed up to file a motion for a summary judgment saying the P2P software company "promoted infringement."