1. AUDIO: Full recording of Tuesday’s SCOTUS oral arguments in Prop 8 case.


  2. A Professional Note

    As a friend of Matthew Keys, I will be tweeting and posting stories about his case without comment. I will not be reporting or commenting upon the case in any fashion.


  3. "

    Netflix users outside the United States have long enjoyed integration with Facebook that let them share their viewing history with friends, but American Netflix users are only just this week getting to enjoy the same social sharing features.

    Why did it take so long? You can blame Robert Bork, President Ronald Reagan’s 1987 nominee to the Supreme Court.

    — "Why You Couldn’t Share Your Nexflix History on Facebook Until Now," Mashable. I went long on what I think is the fascinating legal complexity of Netflix-Facebook auto-sharing.

    (Source: Why You Couldn't Share Your Nexflix History on Facebook Until Now)


  4. Here’s a great, simple explanation of the US-EU privacy law debate. Your personal information is becoming increasingly commoditized, and wherever this debate goes will have significant consequences for your personal privacy both online and offline.


  5. "Consumers will be forced to pay exorbitant roaming fees to make calls while traveling abroad," reads Khanifar’s petition. "It reduces consumer choice, and decreases the resale value of devices that consumers have paid for in full."
    — "Petition to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking Demands White House Response," my latest on Mashable




  9. "

    Mr. Phillips and Vlingo are among the thousands of executives and companies caught in a software patent system that federal judges, economists, policy makers and technology executives say is so flawed that it often stymies innovation.

    Alongside the impressive technological advances of the last two decades, they argue, a pall has descended: the marketplace for new ideas has been corrupted by software patents used as destructive weapons.

    — The Patent, Used as a Sword, NYTimes
  10. Voter ID Laws in All 50 States. “States in green — more of a mint, actually — have strict photo ID laws on the books while those in yellow have less strict photo ID requirements. States in blue have non-photo voter ID laws while those in gray have no voter ID law on the books.”