miniLinks for 2006-08-24
August 23, 2006
- RIAA Deposes Dead Defendant's Children
Lawyers allow 60 days for grieving process...
- Demonstrates an "Abundance of Sensitivity" to the Press Outrage
...backing out when the case is publicized.
- You typed "Verb." Did you mean: Registered Trademark?
Google(TM) decides that it's not such an everyday word, after all.
- British Parliament Criticizes Net Companies' Complicity With China
"We conclude that the collaboration of Western internet companies in the censorship and policing of the internet for political purposes is morally unacceptable."
- EU Mulls Censoring Bomb-Making Sites
... while EU ministers consider censoring and policing the European Net.
- Wiretap Manufacturers for More Surveillance
The makers of wiretapping hardware lobby for government- mandated surveillance.
- Anonymity Is the Substrate
Ben Laurie on why all identity systems have to have anonymity as a base level.
- EFF Debates the Search Engine Industry in Wall Street Journal
"Companies...are in the best position to judge how long [search] data should be kept", they claim.
- AOL Sacks CTO, Staff Over Data Valdez
... while AOL decides on a one-year employee retention policy.
- Search Engine Watch
Danny Sullivan looks at AOL's actions and their effect on the search engine market.
- ATI: DRM Forbids Us From Providing Open Source Graphics Drivers
"Multimedia elements such as content protection must not, by their very nature, be allowed to go open source."
- Intel Motherboards to Get DRM Baked-In
... while codecs get wired closer to protected video paths.
- Thirty Days of DRM
Michael Geist on the many checks and balances a Canadian DMCA law should include.
- Did SABRE Sell American's Passenger Name Records?
American Airlines accuses the global reservation systems of shilling their users' privacy.
- Privacy International Announces the 2006 Stupid Security Competition
Frustrated by security theater? Join the three terminals' long line.
- "You Just Called..."
Continuing the theme, a Flash movie (with sound) taps the NSA's thoughts.