minilinks for 2009-21-01
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
January 21, 2009
- Obama's AG on the Patriot Act
Eric Holder said at his confirmation hearing that he supports renewal of Patriot Act provisions that allow the government to access library and bookstore records.
- Report Finds Online Threat to Children Overblown
Many parents fear the Internet may make their children vulnerable to sexual predators online, but 49 state attorneys general now say the Internet may be safe for kids after all.
- Payment Processor Breach May Be Largest Ever
A data breach at a payment processor in Princeton, NJ may have exposed tens of millions of credit card records.
- RIAA Fears Webcast Hearing Will Be Manipulated
The RIAA's latest court case against alleged file sharing will be broadcast live on the Internet -- but the RIAA objects, saying the webcast may be re-edited.
- Safari Vulnerable to Attack
A researcher has found a security vulnerability in the Safari web browser that could allow a malicious website to access any file on your system.
- The New New Media
Tim Wu reviews Jonathan Zittrain's new book, The Future of the Internet.
- YouTube, the Government, and Privacy
Should Congress host its own videos to avoid YouTube's use of potentially privacy-leaking cookies?
- How Warner Music Killed Facebook Music
Free music won't be streaming from Facebook pages any time soon, thanks to opposition from Warner Music.
- Film Critic Silenced on YouTube
Kevin B. Lee had his entire archive of critical video essays removed from YouTube for supposed copyright violations.