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Privacy is not dead: Microsoft lawyer prepares to take on US government — Imagine this scenario. German police investigating a press leak descend on Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt. They serve a warrant to seize a bundle of private letters a US reporter is storing in a safe deposit box at a bank branch in Manhattan.

Google News Spain to close in response to 'tax' on story links — Google is closing Google News in Spain and removing Spanish media outlets from the service following a row with the country's government over new legislation aimed at protecting local publishers that requires the search company to pay for using their content. The tech giant announced late on Wednesday that Google News would close in Spain on 16 December.

Waterboarding and broken limbs: the grisliest findings in the CIA torture report — The full horror of the CIA interrogation and detention programmes launched in the wake of the September 11 terror attack was laid bare in the long-awaited Senate report released on Tuesday. While parts of the programme had been known - and much more will never be revealed - the catalogue of abuse is nightmarish and reads like something invented by the Marquis de Sade or Hieronymous Bosch.

City of Portland sues Uber in bid to shut taxi service down — The city of Portland, Oregon, has filed a suit to shut down taxi service Uber just days after the controversial company launched there. The lawsuit, filed late on Monday, claims Uber is violating city regulations and asks the court to enforce a cease and desist order issued by the city's transportation director.

Nearly 25% of 'people' viewing online video ads are robots used by fraudsters — Robot fraudsters account for nearly a quarter of "people" watching online video ads and more than one in 10 display ads, according to the largest investigation to date into the digital advertising industry. A report released on Tuesday found big-name companies including Ford, Intel, MasterCard and Wendy's were scammed by online fraudsters, many linked to organised crime, who have hacked the computers of millions worldwide.

Ottawa investigates reports that Isis has captured Canadian-Israeli woman — The Canadian government said on Sunday it was investigating reports that a Canadian-Israeli woman who joined Kurdish militias fighting in northern Syria has been captured by Islamic State (Isis) fighters. According to a blog linked to Isis, several female fighters who fought alongside the Kurds have been taken prisoner, including Gill Rosenberg, a Canadian-born resident of Tel Aviv.

When is a threat to kill a joke? Or art? Supreme court weighs online abuse — Free speech makes strange bedfellows. On Monday, civil liberties groups, anti-abortion lobbyists, rap scholars and animal rights groups will get their chance to press their case in the supreme court, in a case brought by a convicted criminal who threatened to kill his wife.

Goldie Blox brings real girl power to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade — Spider-man, Snoopy and Garfield will be joined by a new friend in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year: Goldie Blox, the girl inventor. Debbie Sterling, a Stanford engineer who launched the Goldie Blox toy company in 2012, said she was amazed and proud to be in the parade, which marks the official opening of the festive season and was watched by 25.2 million people last year.

Lee Rigby report blaming Facebook further strains Silicon Valley-UK ties — Silicon Valley's relations with the British government have hit a new low after an official report in the UK blamed Facebook for failing to prevent the jihadi-inspired murder of a British soldier.

Google launches 'smart' spoon to help steady shaking hands — Drones, self-driving cars, robots, balloons providing internet access - Google is stretching a long way from search. Now the company has added a "smart" spoon to its portfolio of hi-tech products. Google has started promoting its Liftware spoon, a utensil that uses hundreds of algorithms to sense how a hand is shaking and makes instant adjustments to stay balanced.
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Dec 15, 2014

RT @jayrosen_nyu: Oh, look. The person I most wanted to read about Dick Cheney's appearance on Meet the Press wrote about it.…

Dec 15, 2014

.@BradSmi will people in other countries continue to have their own rights protected by their own laws? #Microsoft

Dec 15, 2014

50 shades of privacy: @BradSmi now outlining @microsoft's case v US on Dublin cloud warrant. My piece here

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