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Senators call for end to Justice Department's 'secret law'

Obama administration's secret interpretation of the Patriot Act allows it to vacuum up records on all Americans' phone calls. But an earlier effort to fix the law in December failed.

By June 11, 2013


Twitter, hate speech, and the costs of keeping quiet

commentary Purging mass media of hurtful opinions would deny everyone important knowledge. Simply put, says author Greg Lukianoff, it's far better to know that there are bigots among us than to pretend all is well.

By April 7, 2013


Orlando's city cameras catch man allegedly smoking pot

The no doubt extremely useful IRIS system catches a man allegedly smoking pot on the street and he is arrested. But how could the officers be sure it was pot?

By August 30, 2012


Ex-FTC chief: Google could beat an 'unfair competition' suit

Former Federal Trade Commission chairman says the last time the agency won an unfair competition lawsuit was in 1968, and that's "not for want of trying, either."

By August 22, 2012


Samsung in Olympic form showing how to work the refs

Samsung's attorney decides to cross the judge in an amazing display of chutzpah -- but it may pay off later in its legal fight with Apple.

By August 1, 2012


Supremes to Congress: Bring privacy law into 21st century

commentary The justices have ruled that GPS tracking requires a warrant. Now Congress needs to act to balance privacy and public safety regarding location data.

By January 29, 2012


Video games given full First Amendment protection

The Supreme Court today voided a 2005 California law that banned the sale of "violent video games" to minors. A 7-2 majority of the Court found the law violated the First Amendment, affirming that free speech applies to digital content and new media as much as to traditional literature.

By June 27, 2011


Woman puts cat in bin, Web strikes back

After the members of 4Chan expose a British woman who put a cat in a trash bin for 15 hours, the Web excoriates her so much that she has to go into hiding.

By August 28, 2010


The FCC's disingenuous 'third way' on broadband

The FCC chairman's proposed approach to reclassifying Internet access is more about price regulation than discrimination prevention, argues Phoenix Center President Lawrence Spiwak.

By May 19, 2010


Supreme Court to review violent-video-game laws

Stemming from a California case, justices will take up issue of whether First Amendment protects minors who want to buy violent video games.

By April 26, 2010