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Tuesday News: Online spying, speech, censorship, and piracy

Tuesday News: Online spying, speech, censorship, and piracy

What We Know About the NSA and AT&T’s Spying Pact – We talk about mergers like the AT&T + DirectTV deal from an anti-trust standpoint, but new information about AT&T’s “highly collaborative” relationship with the NSA provides a new level of… more

Tuesday News: From comics to shoes, with a couple of stops in between

Tuesday News: From comics to shoes, with a couple of stops...

Marvel’s Contest of Champions leaps from video game to comic book – In yet another sign that entertainment genres are simultaneously and paradoxically diversifying and merging, Marvel has announced that they will be creating a comic based on the video… more

Thursday News: Lambda Literary Awards, ghostwriting the Hardy Boys, self-expression v. high school graduation, and coffee art

Thursday News: Lambda Literary Awards, ghostwriting the Hardy Boys, self-expression v....

Lambda Literary Awards laud best gay, lesbian and transgender books – Monday night marked the 27th Lambda Literary Awards ceremony, hosted by Kate Clinton. The awards are divided into a wide range of categories, honoring genres such as poetry, memoir,… more

Wednesday News: SCOTUS on criminal threats, Google Photos, whitewashing Hawaii, and a history of the tampon

Wednesday News: SCOTUS on criminal threats, Google Photos, whitewashing Hawaii, and...

Supreme Court Overturns Conviction in Online Threats Case, Citing Intent – Although this opinion was released on Monday, I wanted the chance to skim the opinion before reporting on it, in part because the decision was being received as failing… more

Thursday News: Scribd adds 9,000 audiobooks, is Facebook manipulating its algorithms, moderating Monica Lewinsky, and Tennessee legislators love the Bible

Thursday News: Scribd adds 9,000 audiobooks, is Facebook manipulating its algorithms,...

SCRIBD ADDS PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO TITLES TO ITS LIBRARY – In the current battle between digital book subscription services, the reader definitely seems to be gaining. Now Scribd is adding 9,000 audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio. From the… more