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Most Legal Experts At Antitrust Conference Appear Skeptical Of Case Against Google

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I was asked to speak about the evolution of search and offer some of my thoughts about its future at a conference of legal experts and government officials at George Mason University Law School in Virginia. The conference was the school’s “Second Annual Conference on Competition, Search... Please visit Marketing...
Most Legal Experts At Antitrust Conference Appear Skeptical Of Case Against Google
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Facebook And Twitter Battle To Rid Themselves Of Ads For Prostitutes (FB)

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Sex workers are openly using Facebook, Twitter and other social media to openly advertise their services. Prostitutes and escort agencies have created hundreds of unrestricted pages on Facebook, causing concern that children are being exposed to both explicit content as well as the services of the sex industry. Many of...
Facebook And Twitter Battle To Rid Themselves Of Ads For Prostitutes (FB)

DARPA Innovation House project wants teams to take imaging data, see the big picture

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Where are the bad guys? The military has eyes and ears everywhere these days, including drones large and tiny, satellites, radar imaging, LIDAR, infrared, thermal and even the enemy's own cellphones. The problem is how to take all that imaging and create a single picture of the environment. To...
DARPA Innovation House project wants teams to take imaging data, see the big picture

Twitter and Reddit as crowdsourced fact-checking engines

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Social networks like Twitter and web communities like Reddit often get criticized for being the source of nefarious rumors and false news reports, including the deaths of innumerable celebrities who are very much alive. But just as fakes and hoaxes can spread more widely and efficiently through the web...
Twitter and Reddit as crowdsourced fact-checking engines

Bitcoin Hits $1 Billion

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Bitcoin, the world's first open source cryptographic currency, which has been on a tear since the beginning of this year, set a new record for itself yesterday afternoon as the price listed on the largest online exchange rose past US $92. With nearly 11 million Bitcoins in circulation*, this...
Bitcoin Hits $1 Billion

Behind closed doors at the UN's attempted "takeover of the Internet"

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Eli Dourado is a research fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a co-founder of WCITLeaks, and a member of the US delegation to the WCIT. The views expressed here are his own. DUBAI, UAE—In early December, I found myself in an...
Behind closed doors at the UN's attempted "takeover of the Internet"
"Sender-pays" rule doesn't necessarily increase telecom investment

Internet freedom remains US priority at UN conference

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The U.S. delegation to an upcoming United Nations telecom treaty-writing conference will not budge on its positions advocating free speech online and opposing broad new regulations for the Internet, the leader of the delegation said. The U.S. delegation wants a successful World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), said Terry...
Internet freedom remains US priority at UN conference
American consumers prepared to pay more for clean energy

Wanted on Craigslist: bitcoins

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Loc Tran is selling an iPhone, but not for cash. On Saturday, the 22-year-old George Mason University student posted a brief ad to Craigslist: Brand new, unopened iPhone 5 for three Bitcoins. Not $390, the cash equivalent -- three Bitcoins only. Read full article >>...
Wanted on Craigslist: bitcoins
Was a huge drop in violence in the 1990s caused by more people owning cellphones?

Joshua Wright begins term at the FTC #thecircuit

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FTC's Wright begins term: Joshua Wright started his term at the Federal Trade Commission Friday, replacing outgoing FTC commissioner J. Thomas Rosch. Wright, formerly a professor of law at George Mason University, has previously served as a visiting scholar in the Federal Trade Commission's bureau of competition. Read full...
Joshua Wright begins term at the FTC #thecircuit

Why Copyright Shouldn't Be Considered Property... And Why A Return To 1790 Copyright May Be Desirable

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We recently mentioned that Jerry Brito of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University was publishing a book about the "free market case for copyright reform," called Copyright Unbalanced: From Incentive to Excess. It's now available at Amazon. They also have a free chapter available on the site. Brito was...
Why Copyright Shouldn't Be Considered Property... And Why A Return To 1790 Copyright May Be Desirable
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U.S. Gov: We can update Android phones in 2 weeks

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The U.S. government has settled on Google’s Android platform for secure phones, mainly because the software is open and can easily be modified. CNN reported the news this morning, noting that Apple was asked to provide access to its code so the operating system could be modified specifically for secure...
U.S. Gov: We can update Android phones in 2 weeks

Bitcoiners rally to enlighten Washington

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Washington's biggest problem when it comes to Bitcoin may just be that policymakers on the Hill don't know enough about it, yet.That was the general consensus of a panel of legal experts speaking Saturday at a Silicon Valley conference devoted to the nascent digital currency."Congress is the wild card...
Bitcoiners rally to enlighten Washington

Obama's FTC pick has sided with Google

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President Obama's pick for the Federal Trade Commission is an antitrust scholar who last year criticized the agency's case against Google. Joshua Wright, a professor at George Mason University School of Law wrote in an August 2011 paper that an increased interest by antitrust enforcement officials in policing competition in...
Obama's FTC pick has sided with Google

Anyone Who Says Copyright Cannot Be Used For Censorship Has No Credibility

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Adam Mossoff is a law professor at George Mason University. I've come across some of his previous writings in the past, and have been repeatedly impressed at just how disconnected from reality they tend to be. However, his latest piece, for the Austin American-Statesman takes the cake, entitled simply: Copyright...
Anyone Who Says Copyright Cannot Be Used For Censorship Has No Credibility

U.N. Wants 2 Billion Users to Come Debate The Future of The Internet

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(ITU.int) The UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced Wednesday that it’s inviting everyone on the Internet to put down the cat videos, pause the tweeting and discuss the future of the Internet. According to the Associated Press this “follows criticism from civil society groups who say preparations for an upcoming...
U.N. Wants 2 Billion Users to Come Debate The Future of The Internet

Boot up: LCD TV shipments fall, is Android@Home?, Apple's new patent, Google's map u-turn and more

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Plus Microsoft v the FSF's donate page, new RIM rumours, demonstrating patentable software and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamLCD TV shipments decline for first time ever >> CNNGot an LCD TV? Apparently, so does the rest of the...
Boot up: LCD TV shipments fall, is Android@Home?, Apple's new patent, Google's map u-turn and more

YC-Backed viaCycle Is A Zipcar For Bikes, Coming To San Francisco Soon

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ViaCycle, a new Y Combinator-backed startup, wants to be to bike sharing what Zipcar has become for cars. While there are many cities around the world where bike sharing is a fact of daily life, only a few cities in the U.S. currently offer similar programs and the ones that...
YC-Backed viaCycle Is A Zipcar For Bikes, Coming To San Francisco Soon
Activists fight "cyber-security" bill that would give NSA more data

DailyDirt: Mostly Harmless Scams...

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There's cheating, and then there's cheating. There are obviously bad scams that hurt people or involve the loss of significant amounts of money or property, but some scams are hurtful on a much smaller scale. Here are just a few notable examples of some cheaters who were caught red-handed. Now...
DailyDirt: Mostly Harmless Scams...

FTC Nominee Says No To Google Antitrust Action, Voter Survey Argues Yes

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As the FTC considers whether to brand Google a “monopoly” and initiate an antitrust action against the company, it appears new FTC nominee Joshua Wright, a law professor from George Mason University, is not among those who favor it. In addition to being nominated by President Obama... Please visit Search...
FTC Nominee Says No To Google Antitrust Action, Voter Survey Argues Yes

New Book Makes The Case For Why Copyright Needs To Be Reformed

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I've argued in the past that copyright is a non-partisan issue, in that the concepts behind fixing a broken copyright system shouldn't be specific to either major political party. Unfortunately, historically, that's meant that there's been bi-partisan interest in helping Hollywood expand the system over and over and over and...
New Book Makes The Case For Why Copyright Needs To Be Reformed

Invincia hopes to add millions of customers with Dell deal

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Invincea, a cybersecurity company that started out at George Mason University, has grown plenty in recent years, more than tripling its head count during the past three years. But the company is now bracing for a far more significant expansion. Read full article >>...
Invincia hopes to add millions of customers with Dell deal
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