minilinks for 2009-02-23
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
February 23, 2009
- As Data Collecting Grows, Privacy Erodes
Third party data collection is growing, making real privacy more and more elusive.
- NSA Offers Billions for Skype Hack
The NSA has a bundle of cash for anyone that can design software that will allow eavesdropping on Skype communications.
- YouTube Tests Download and CC Licensing
Under a new plan, creators could allow others to download and remix their work on Creative Commons licenses.
- YouTube Kills Download Tool
YouTube is the place to find remix culture. But they don't want you actually remixing stuff you find on YouTube.
- Judge Orders Topix to Reveal Users' ID Info
Anonymous commentators on the site Topix will have their identities revealed if a judge's order stands.
- New Internet? No Thanks.
Ed Felten takes apart the NY Time's article that asked if the Internet was fundamentally flawed and should be rebuilt.
- Can a Government Website Discuss Evolution?
A literal believer in the bible says UC Berkeley should not be allowed to provide a site promoting the study of evolution.
- No More Anonymous Calls?
A new service provides a way to unmask anonymous callers.
- EFF's Youngest Activist
Young Zeb has made a poster with an important message for the public.