John Paczkowski

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Still No Direct Translation of "Safe Harbor" Into Italian

Interesting turn of events in the trial of four Google (GOOG) executives charged with defamation and breach of privacy in Italy. The family of the disabled teenager at the center of the case has withdrawn its complaint against the executives, who are facing jail time over the publication of a cellphone video showing the teenager being harassed by classmates. Seems the family feels that Google has made amends for the video–either that, or it finally developed an appreciation for Safe Harbor. Sadly, the same cannot be said of the Italian court in which the case is being heard. It’s allowing the case to proceed without the family’s involvement. A Down Syndrome association and the Milan city council will act as new plaintiffs.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work