Creative Commons licenses under scrutiny—what does “noncommercial” mean?

Commercial v. noncommercial use of CC licenses. Where’s the line of demarcation? sci tech news Continue reading Creative Commons licenses under scrutiny—what does “noncommercial” mean?

What’s in a middle name? Read about David Smith’s background check snafu

There are 125,000 people named David Smith. LexisNexis didn’t run a middle name. sci tech news Continue reading What’s in a middle name? Read about David Smith’s background check snafu

Op-ed: Why President Obama won’t, and shouldn’t, pardon Snowden

A former US gov’t lawyer and current Harvard Law professor makes the case. sci tech news Continue reading Op-ed: Why President Obama won’t, and shouldn’t, pardon Snowden

Mozilla checks if Firefox is affected by same malware vulnerability as Tor

Weakness in certificate pinning protections may open users to MitM attacks. sci tech news Continue reading Mozilla checks if Firefox is affected by same malware vulnerability as Tor

Lawsuit: Who did the FBI pay to get into the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone?

Associated Press, USA Today, and Vice Media sue FBI for contractual records. sci tech news Continue reading Lawsuit: Who did the FBI pay to get into the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone?

Muni ISP forced to shut off fiber-to-the-home Internet after court ruling

Court ruling preserved NC state law that prevents muni broadband expansion. sci tech news Continue reading Muni ISP forced to shut off fiber-to-the-home Internet after court ruling

How the feds used Internet searches to find 5 child pornography victims

Let me Google that for you: EXIF data and public Internet used to crack open case. sci tech news Continue reading How the feds used Internet searches to find 5 child pornography victims

Russia bans Pornhub, YouPorn—tells citizens to “meet someone in real life”

Russian watchdog refuses to back down in face of frustrated porn fans. sci tech news Continue reading Russia bans Pornhub, YouPorn—tells citizens to “meet someone in real life”

Lamar Smith invites legal scholars to tell him what he’s doing is fine

Witnesses invited by Smith agree with him on legality of anti-science-crusade subpoenas. sci tech news Continue reading Lamar Smith invites legal scholars to tell him what he’s doing is fine

Accused UK hacker to be extradited to the US to face charges

Judge finds that “vulnerable” Lauri Love should stand trial in the US. sci tech news Continue reading Accused UK hacker to be extradited to the US to face charges