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Ptch, a mobile photo and video editing app that was created by a team spun out of DreamWorks, is shutting down so it can become part of Yahoo, the company told users today (co-founder Ed Leonard was already back at DreamWorks). Over the years, Yahoo has bought various video editing startups, including Jumpcut and more recently Qwiki. Ptch closes down Jan. 2.
News Byteletter to the heads of the U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees in support of proposed legislation that would allow them to publish statistics about secret national security surveillance orders. The Center for Democracy & Technology, which organized the group, said the letter was timed to coincide with the U.S. Justice Department’s filing of a brief with the FISA court today opposing many of those companies’ requests to disclose information about when it asks them for user data.