April 4th, 2020
04:53 AM
How The Public Domain Coronavirus 'Beauty Shot' You Now See Everywhere Came To Be
01:00 AM
Texas Court Says City, PD Must Answer Questions About Botched Drug Raid Led By A Crooked Cop
April 3rd, 2020
10:51 PM
Those Ex-Theranos Patents Look Really Bad; Contest Opened To Find Prior Art To Get Them Invalidated
09:33 PM
TikTok Users In China Temporarily Banned For Speaking Their Own Cantonese Language Instead Of Using The Official Mandarin
08:15 PM
World's Worst Copyright Trolling Lawyer, Richard Liebowitz, Files Lawsuit Against Ellen Barkin For Posting Photo Of Herself
08:15 PM
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06:57 PM
Controversial Spyware Vendor NSO Group Is Helping The Israeli Government Spy On Its Own Citizens
03:55 PM
The T-Mobile Merger Closes, Highlighting Vast U.S. Media, Legal, And Policy Failures
12:53 PM
EU Says That, No, Rental Car Companies Don't Need To Pay A License To Rent Cars With Radios That Might Play Music
05:31 AM
Strange Times: During The COVID-19 Outbreak, Evictions Get A Pause...In Final Fantasy 14
12:45 AM
Judge Benchslaps Cops And Courts For Turning Law Enforcement Lies Into 'Objectively Reasonable' Mistakes
April 2nd, 2020
11:01 PM
Ex-FCC Staffer Says FCC Authority Given Up In Net Neutrality Repeal Sure Would Prove Handy In A Crisis
09:17 PM
Senator Loeffler's COVID-Related Stock Trades Looking Even Worse, While Feds Start Investigating Senator Burr's
07:59 PM
New Inspector General's Report Finds Even More Problems With The FBI's FISA Surveillance Applications
07:59 PM
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07:07 PM
Senator Blumenthal Is Super Mad That Zoom Isn't Actually Offering The End To End Encryption His Law Will Outlaw
04:05 PM
Saudi Arabia Exploiting Wireless SS7 Flaw to Track Targets In The United States
01:03 PM
Teleconferencing Company Zoom Pitching End-To-End Encryption That Really Isn't End-To-End
05:15 AM
Court Manages To Get NBA2K Tattoo Copyright, Trademark Case Exactly Right
01:21 AM
Security And Privacy In A Brave New Work From Home World
April 1st, 2020
10:45 PM
Virginia Court Reaffirms The Right To Give Cops The Finger
09:27 PM
Democrats Being Blocked From Advertising On Trump's Failed COVID-19 Response Due To Content Moderation Rules
08:09 PM
Court Tells Lying Cops That Someone Asserting Their Rights Isn't 'Reasonably Suspicious'
08:09 PM
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07:17 PM
How Do You Moderate COVID-19 Misinformation When It's Coming From Official Sources?
04:15 PM
Broadband Speeds Dip In Major Cities Due To Covid-19
01:13 PM
Appeals Court Tells Baltimore PD To Start Coughing Up Information About Its Cell Site Simulators
05:25 AM
Florida Atlantic University Suddenly Decides Owl Tutoring's Name Is Trademark Infringement After Over A Decade
March 31st, 2020
11:48 PM
Tone Deaf: Using COVID-19 As A Prop To Celebrate The Death Of Net Neutrality
09:37 PM
We Know The FBI Can't Count Phones. A New Report Shows It Can't Count Guns And Ammo Either.
08:45 PM
Publishers And Authors Misguided Freakout Over Internet Archive's Decision To Enable More Digital Book Checkouts During A Pandemic
08:19 PM
Daily Deal: The Premium A to Z Microsoft Excel Bundle
07:27 PM
Yet Another Court Says Suing Twitter For Terrorist Acts Is A Waste Of Everyone's Time
04:25 PM
Well Hyped Satellite Broadband Provider OneWeb Files For Bankruptcy
12:57 PM
FOIA'ed DOJ Report Points Out The Downsides Of Relying On 'Predictive Policing' To Fight Crime
04:43 AM
UK's National Health Service Plans To Use Big Data Analysis To Fight COVID-19 -- With The Help Of Palantir
12:49 AM
Court To Cops: No Expectation Of Privacy In A 'Beer-Drinking, Nap-Taking Hideout'
March 30th, 2020
11:06 PM
Permission Culture Gone Mad: Worries About Proper License For 'Balcony Singing' Lead Collection Society To Say It's Okay, You Can Sing
09:48 PM
Voluntary Virus Tracking Apps Seek To Get A Grip On The Coronavirus Problem
08:04 PM
WTF Hospital Administrators? Now Is NOT The Time To Silence Doctors & Nurses From Commenting On COVID-19 Shortages
08:04 PM
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07:38 PM
Jared Kushner's Coronavirus Task Force Is Using Private Email Accounts To Conduct Official Business
06:46 PM
Researchers Say Kids' Android Apps Are Still Riddled With Malware
03:44 PM
Jared Kushner's Coronovirus Task Force Is Using Private Email Accounts To Conduct Official Business
March 29th, 2020
09:06 PM
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
March 28th, 2020
08:17 PM
This Week In Techdirt History: March 22nd - 28th
04:15 AM
Judge Allows PEN America's Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Over Retaliation Against The Media To Proceed
March 27th, 2020
10:38 PM
Anti-Vaxxer Sues Facebook, In The Middle Of A Pandemic, For 'In Excess' Of $5 Billion For Shutting Down His Account
08:28 PM
Instead of COVID-19 Hazard Pay, Spectrum Is Giving Its Repair Techs $25 Gift Cards To Closed Restaurants
07:10 PM
Copyright Is Broken: COVID-19 Pandemic Revealing Just How Messed Up Our Permission-Based Culture Is
07:10 PM
Daily Deal: The Microsoft SQL Server & T-SQL Course For Beginners
05:26 PM
Someone Convinced Google To Delist Our Entire Right To Be Forgotten Tag In The EU For Searches On Their Name
02:50 PM
Verizon Is The Only US Wireless Carrier Charging Extra For 5G
11:48 AM
How Much Data Does Clearview Gather On People? The Answer (Sadly) Will Not Surprise You.
04:00 AM
During The Outbreak: All Sports Are eSports Now
12:07 AM
Appeals Court Says No Immunity For Cops Who Shot A Man Standing Motionless With His Hands In The Air
March 26th, 2020
10:23 PM
Can ProctorU Be Trusted With Students' Personal Data?
08:39 PM
67 Years Ago Today: Jonas Salk Announced The Polio Vaccine... And Did NOT Patent It
07:21 PM
RIAA Realizes It Sued Charter Over A Bunch Of Songs It Doesn't Hold The Copyrights For
06:55 PM
Daily Deal: The Complete 2020 Cloud Training Bundle
06:29 PM
President Trump Is So Upset About This Ad Showing His Failed Handling Of COVID-19 That He's Demanding It Be Taken Down
03:01 PM
AT&T, Verizon Will Waive Wireless Overage Fees During Pandemic. But You'll Have To Ask.
12:25 PM
EU Parliament Told Predictive Policing Software Relies On Dirty Data Generated By Corrupt Cops
04:37 AM
After Years Of Being Blamed For Everything, The World Turns To Video Games To Escape During Coronavirus Shut-In
March 25th, 2020
11:53 PM
DOJ Correctly Takes Down Fraudulent COVID-19 Website Selling Bogus 'Vaccine Kits'
10:09 PM
Washington State Legislators Pass Bill Blocking Use Of Facial Recognition Tech Without A Warrant
07:59 PM
Public Pressure Works: Gilead Asks FDA To Rescind Orphan Drugs Designation For Possible COVID-19 Treatment
07:33 PM
Apple Helps China Censor Citizens By Pulling The Plug On A Keyboard App That Encrypted Text Messages
07:07 PM
Daily Deal: The Absolute Python Programming Bundle
05:49 PM
FDA Won't Say When Gilead Applied For Orphan Status On COVID-19 Treatment, Calling It 'Secret'
02:47 PM
Libraries Want To Become Broadband Havens During The Pandemic, But Want More Help From The FCC
11:45 AM
VPN Review Site Creates Live Digital Rights Tracker To Compile Coronavirus-Related Surveillance Efforts
04:23 AM
Double Blow To The EU's Long-Delayed Unified Patent Court, But Supporters Unlikely To Give Up
March 24th, 2020
10:45 PM
Big Telecom's Quest To Use The First Amendment To Scuttle Privacy Laws Won't Go Well, Experts Predict
08:35 PM
Houston Police Chief Says He'll Prosecute People For False Statements About COVID-19 Response; Won't Debate 1st Amendment