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Lewis James Fogle Free, 34 Years After His Wrongful Conviction The case against Mr. Fogle itself was never a strong one – it was based entirely upon the testimony of so-called jailhouse informants, including a man himself suspected of the crime. It was…
Lewis James Fogle Free, 34 Years After His Wrongful Conviction The case against Mr. Fogle itself was never a strong one – it was based entirely upon the testimony of so-called jailhouse informants, including a man himself suspected of the crime. It was only years after the 15-year-old victim’s body was found in the woods …
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What's better for free speech on reddit, saving a single thread or getting the whole site unbanned in Russia?

What’s better for free speech on reddit, saving a single thread or getting the whole site unbanned in Russia? If the choice is between all of reddit remaining banned in most of Russia and IP-blocking access to one thread about mushrooms, I’d block access…
What’s better for free speech on reddit, saving a single thread or getting the whole site unbanned in Russia? If the choice is between all of reddit remaining banned in most of Russia and IP-blocking access to one thread about mushrooms, I’d block access to the thread. I think there’s a far stronger “pro-free-speech” argument …
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nope... slippery slope.  Free speech is absolutely free or it isn't free speech.  

While from a business perspective reddit as a company might want to allow Russia to dictate what can and can't be said on its site, as soon as you let a country dictate what can and can't be said on your site you then run the risk of becoming an extension of that government.  As reddit is all user contributed, nothing could stop anyone from saying the same exact things on that thread in another... and another... and another... ad infinitum... unless they established a policy site wide that prohibited talking about that thing.  Next Russia would dictate that another thing couldn't be talked about and the site, if it still wanted to do business in Russia would again have to act as an agent for Russian policy and dictate to its users the rule.  
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The coming downfall of sites with shitty ads

The ethics of modern web ad-blocking Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and, more recently, Overcast: This won’t be a clean, easy transition. Blocking pop-ups was much more incisive: it was easy for legitimate publishers to avoid one narrowly-useful…
The ethics of modern web ad-blocking Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and, more recently, Overcast: This won’t be a clean, easy transition. Blocking pop-ups was much more incisive: it was easy for legitimate publishers to avoid one narrowly-useful Javascript function to open new windows. But it’s completely reasonable for today’s web readers to be so …
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Fed court opinion may open door for data breach class actions, incentivize companies to stop offering free credit monitoring to victims

Federal Court’s data breach decision shows new tilt toward victims, class-action lawsuits John Fontana writes at ZDNet: In an interesting twist, the Court said the fact Neiman Marcus offered free credit monitoring services was evidence that there was harm…
Federal Court’s data breach decision shows new tilt toward victims, class-action lawsuits John Fontana writes at ZDNet: In an interesting twist, the Court said the fact Neiman Marcus offered free credit monitoring services was evidence that there was harm to these victims. The ruling turned on its head the way courts historically view such services …
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Add United Airlines to the list of entities breached by Chinese #hackers ...

China-Tied Hackers That Hit U.S. Said to Breach United Airlines This is starting to look like a concerted effort to gather a specific data set for some sort of coordinated use: The previously unreported United breach raises the possibility that the…
China-Tied Hackers That Hit U.S. Said to Breach United Airlines This is starting to look like a concerted effort to gather a specific data set for some sort of coordinated use: The previously unreported United breach raises the possibility that the hackers now have data on the movements of millions of Americans, adding airlines to …
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Drone regulation, firefighting and basic decency

Drone regulation, firefighting and basic decency Michael Martinez, Paul Vercammen and Ben Brumfield report at CNN: Five such “unmanned aircraft systems” prevented California firefighters from dispatching helicopters with water buckets for up to 20 minutes…
Drone regulation, firefighting and basic decency Michael Martinez, Paul Vercammen and Ben Brumfield report at CNN: Five such “unmanned aircraft systems” prevented California firefighters from dispatching helicopters with water buckets for up to 20 minutes over a wildfire that roared Friday onto a Los Angeles area freeway that leads to Las Vegas. This is an …
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First spies, then tech companies, now police are using facial recognition software

Facial Recognition Software Moves From Overseas Wars to Local Police This is troubling: Lt. Scott Wahl, a spokesman for the 1,900-member San Diego Police Department, said the department does not require police officers to file a report when they use the…
Facial Recognition Software Moves From Overseas Wars to Local Police This is troubling: Lt. Scott Wahl, a spokesman for the 1,900-member San Diego Police Department, said the department does not require police officers to file a report when they use the facial recognition technology but do not make an arrest. The department has no record …
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Can the FTC ban digital goods?

Can the FTC ban digital goods? Brent Kendall, writing at The Wall Street Journal: The current case is about patents, but the ITC also can take action against goods that infringe copyrights, an issue important to Hollywood and other rights holders. They…
Can the FTC ban digital goods? Brent Kendall, writing at The Wall Street Journal: The current case is about patents, but the ITC also can take action against goods that infringe copyrights, an issue important to Hollywood and other rights holders. They are eyeing the ITC as a new venue for combating foreign websites that …
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"Happy birthday" lawsuit takes a(n unexpectedly interesting) turn

“Happy birthday” lawsuit takes a(n unexpectedly interesting) turn Did you know copyright lawyers have waged a legal battle over ‘Happy Birthday’ for a long time? They have, and, somehow, it recently got interesting. If this proposition is accepted by the…
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Discover to pay $18.5M over student loan servicing

Discover to pay $18.5M over student loan servicing This is one of those rare stories you’ll see both on the blog and in the newsletter. The story is still developing so I’ll definitely have updates when they become available. I’m very interested in this…
Discover to pay $18.5M over student loan servicing This is one of those rare stories you’ll see both on the blog and in the newsletter. The story is still developing so I’ll definitely have updates when they become available. I’m very interested in this because Discover services a significant amount of my own student loan …
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+Jay Fleischman It is indeed, it's very disappointing. 
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Modern Law for the Week Ending July 17, 2015

Subscribe to the newsletter, Modern Law, to get this a day early. Don’t forget that you can reply to this email with feedback. For example, if you’re thinking “Wow, Joe is really enlightening me with stuff I might not have found elsewhere, and for that I…
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My name is Joe. I'm a lawyer, a geek, a writer, and a musician living in Princeton. I share links and write articles about design, law, and technology at http://joeross.me.

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3 Geeks and a Law Blog: Embracing the Beta
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Tolle Lege, the online edition of the Villanova Law Review, has published my Article entitled "'NEW WINE IN AN OLD BOTTLE': THE ADVENT OF SO

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality | WIRED
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I am proposing the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections, banning paid prioritization, and the b

The price of eggs — BuzzMachine
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Glenn Greenwald has responded to Pando Daily's story about the Omidyar Network and Ukraine with the force and speed we have come to expect.

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There’s this cafe near my home. An Argo Tea. My wife and I go by it frequently at night walking our dog, Bailey. Even at 10:30PM, there’s al

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Beautiful set of widgets including clock+weather, with some toggles Beautiful set of Widgets containing clock widget, clock and weather widg

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SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere.

The Humble Bundle for Android (pay what you want and help charity)
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Pay what you want for some awesome games and help support two charities. All of the games are DRM-free and support Mac, Windows, and Linux.

End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google
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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills bef

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Listen anywhere, even offline. You can get to your personal music collection at home or on the go. Listen from the web or your Android 2.2+

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For those times when the best way to say it is through a poorly drawn comic. No watermarks! Your comics are yours.

Google Chrome to Phone
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Send links, maps, phone numbers, & more from your Chrome browser to your phone! Google Chrome to Phone lets you easily share links, maps

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Real-life sharing rethought for the web, wherever you are. Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot sim