The FCC is considering allowing airline passengers to make calls while airborne, but the change isn’t set for takeoff anytime soon
Policy & Law
Aereo Open to Supreme Court Bout With Broadcasters
Online streaming service won’t oppose a petition brought by CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox for copyright infringement
European Regulators Permit Personal Electronics During ‘All Phases’ of Flights
Air travel in Europe just got a lot less boring
The Google Glass Ticket Heard Round the World: Person Cited for Driving While Wearing
She was actually pulled over for speeding.
Microsoft’s Response to NSA Backdoor Allegations: It’s Not True. It’s Also Complicated. We Can’t Explain It, but We Wish We Could.
It’s all becoming clear now. Oh, wait. Sorry. It’s still not clear.
Boston University Patent Lawsuit Targets the iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air
Apple joins Samsung and Amazon in the school’s legal crosshairs.
Trust Us, We’re From Silicon Valley: Tech Giants Race to Bolster Public Image
America’s largest Internet companies are tripping over themselves to bolster their public image following blockbuster disclosures about their role in the U.S. government’s controversial data-gathering program.
Google’s Larry Page Denies Cooperation with PRISM
In a blog post titled “What the…?,” Google co-founder Larry Page addresses allegations that the government has direct access to Google’s servers, saying, “We had not heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday.”
What the …? [Official Google Blog]
PRISM Poll: Do You Care About the Government Mining Internet Data?
Simple yes or no answers here, but feel free to elaborate in the comments section.
ReDigi CEO Says the Court Just Snatched Away Your Right to Resell What You Legally Own
ReDigi CEO John Ossenmacher explains what a recent court ruling against his company’s music upload technology means for consumers and his service.
Guns, Violence, Video Games, Irrationalism and the NRA’s Tedious New iOS App
While the popular narrative is going to be that the violent-video-game-hating NRA just licensed a self-promotional video game (and isn’t that hypocritical), the actual story is that it’s simply released an incredibly dull one.
Why ‘Six Strikes’ Could Be a Nightmare for Anyone with Shared Internet
The “six strikes” anti-piracy warning system — coming in early 2013 — is designed to track copyright infringers. But what happens if you’re on a shared Internet connection?