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Here's an amusing one out of the UK. Nick Henderson has created something of a Swiftian "modest proposal" for people who feel guilty about infringement. Maybe you remember your graduation. Maybe you don't. If you were lucky, you graduated college and knew exactly what you wanted to do. We've talked in the past about how patent trolling operations love to use shell companies to hide who actually owns the patents. Back in 2010, we wrote about Google's Eric Schmidt suggesting that in the future kids might change their names as they reach adulthood in order to disconnect their present-selves from their youthful indiscretions that were recorded permanently online. We've argued for quite some time that law enforcement's desire to require backdoors for wiretapping in all electronic communications is really dumb, because it won't just be law enforcement using it (and, when they use it, it won't just be for legitimate purposes).
A pair of the cell phone recordings of the David Silva beating have been released by attorney Daniel Rodriguez.
AT&T isn't going to let something like "net neutrality" slow it down from shaking every spare cent out of its customer base.
In a story that sounds mighty similar to the Andrew "weev" Aurenheimer situation, two reporters from the Scripps News service have been told that they may be hit with Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) charges after a Google search they did turned up personal data on 170,000 customers that two telcos left exposed. Another day, another story of a ridiculously overaggressive legal move by a big company. This time it's the NY Times, which turned its bogus nastygramming skills on a startup called Scroll Kit. The weather's (mostly) hot. School's almost out. And what better way to celebrate summer being almost here than being arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for throwing water balloons.