Journalist covering politics and technology policy for Mashable. Also shooting pictures.
That’s where McCain’s Aereo provision fits in. The Fox broadcast network operates on a license granted by the government. In exchange, Fox and other networks are expected to provide local news, weather and emergency alerts to consumers. McCain’s bill is essentially a response to Carey’s threat: stop providing your public service, and you’ll lose your license to air your content on the broadcast airwaves.
A new bill making it legal to unlock your cellphone or other mobile device has arrived in the House of Representatives.
The Unlocking Technology Act of 2013 would also make it legal to circumvent digital rights management (DRM) locks to use protected content in a way that doesn’t violate copyright law and to develop and sell cellphone unlocking software.
A forward-thinking futurist Silicon Valley-type ought to be a progressive, right?
Well, it’s not quite that simple.
This episode shows whose problems Washington takes seriously. The FAA debacle is bad for the whole economy, but it particularly hurts people who fly a lot, who tend to be affluent. Members of Congress themselves also happen to fly a lot. As a result, we’ve gone from problem onset to legislative solution in about five days.
A measure that would require law enforcement to get a warrant to read citizens’ emails regardless of their age or whether they have been opened passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a voice vote Thursday.
Criticizing all of Reddit for the work of a few misguided users in one subreddit is like criticizing Facebook for your distant cousin’s constant Obama birther posts: absolutely ridiculous on its face.