This week, Edward Snowden tells all, Uber & Lyft play dirty, Buzzfeed gets major VC love, Amazon launches a mobile card reader, Netflix passes HBO, more teens are familiar with PewDiePie than Johnny Depp, and what will you do when a robot has your job?
This week, will cellphones be banned from airlines?, Russians hack over a billion passwords, malware in your USB, a camera that can decipher sound from silent video, the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is dead, and…if a monkey takes a selfie in the jungle, does it own the copyright?
Last week, the Cortes Generales and President of Spain passed a law that would force search engines like Google to pay newpapers, magazines and other periodical sites in Spain’s newspaper association for linking directly to their content in search results.
The Canon AEDE law (Spanish) is a part of Spain’s copyright reform proposal supported by Spain’s newspaper lobby, the Asociation de Editors de Diarios Espanioles (“AEDE”). The law is effectively a Linking Tax that seeks to subsidize losses that newspapers have suffered from the rise of the Web. Canon AEDE “protects” the intellectual property of Spain’s periodicals in the form of a fee that periodicals charge to Google and other content aggregators for listing their sites within their news search results. Continue reading →
This week, Google buys into music and shuts down their oldest social network, Did T-Mobile swindle customers out of millions of hidden fees?, Facebook’s secret mood manipulation study, and is the NSA’s first transparency report just one big oxymoron?
This week, Amazon unveils the 3D interface Fire Phone and launches Prime Music, Google wants to go to space and keep you healthy, Tesla gives its patents away, and drones that follow your every move…. all this and more….
This week, the British NSA (GCHQ) snoops on millions of webcams, Apple’s CarPlay, Google’s modular cellphone, Microsoft’s version of Siri, Facebook to launch drones, the selfie that broke Twitter, and much more.