Warrant canaries — which tech companies are using to tell people that the government is NOT using secret orders — are the new frontline in the legal fight over surveillance.
One of the standard bearers of America’s broken system — a podcast troll that never made a podcast — has proved depressingly tenacious. Despite winning another jury verdict, the troll’s days may be numbered.
California finally passed a kill switch law for cell phones. Here’s a quick explanation of how it works, and why not everyone is thrilled about it.
Personal Audio believes it has a right to collect patent royalties from every podcaster in the country. A comedian stopped the patent troll in its tracks but did not go through with a promise to fight the troll to the end.
The entire debate over what to do about big broadband companies boils down to one phrase: Title II, which is the FCC’s only source of real power. Here’s an explanation of what it is and why insiders think the FCC won’t dare use it.
The Supreme Court struck a blow against vague patents and a controversial infringement theory in two more 9-0 rebukes to the country’s patent appeals court.
In a rare bit of good news on the privacy front, the EFF’s annual “who has your back?” report shows many well-known companies are doing more to protect users.
A long awaited bill that would confirm consumers have the right to unlock their mobile devices has finally arrived — but with new language that appears to limit certain types of unlocking.
A fuss over a girl-power video makes the Beastie Boys look like copyright bullies. Don’t judge too quickly — the case is not cut and dried, and the video maker’s own legal tactics leave something to be desired. UPDATED with Beastie Boys response.
Microsoft and its allies delivered a big blow to a plan to fix the software patent mess. Here’s an account of what happened and why forces in the Senate could still bring real reform.