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Code Genius Alan Turing Gets Royal Pardon — 60 Years Too Late

Alan Turing, one of computing’s most significant pioneers and a key codebreaker in World War II, was given a posthumous royal pardon in Britain for his 1952 conviction for homosexuality, after which he was punished via chemical castration. While it does not correct the past and the devastating impact of history’s discriminatory laws, this tragic injustice done to the tech luminary is now in the dustheap it always should have been in.

Chegg Set to Go Public Tomorrow in Next Post-Twitter Tech IPO

Which came first: The chicken or Wall Street investors?

King Sues 6Waves for Alleged Game Copyright Infringement. Here’s the Complaint.

And it’s not the first time King has fought this battle.

Skillz Says Real-Money Betting in Mobile Games Is Paying Off

Good news from real-money gaming advocates, just not the ones you’ve thought about before now.

Marissa’s Million-Dollar Bonus, YouTube’s Money Woes and Cellphone Unlocking: The AllThingsD Week in Review 3/03/13 — 3/09/13

The Top 10 stories of the week, in one convenient serving.

Google, Government Reps Warn Against Internet Regulation Summit

Internet regulation is dangerous. Really, really dangerous. At least for those who like the Internet as-is.

CSA of the Day: Posting Legal Jargon to Facebook Does Not Protect You From Facebook

Next time, Snopes that rumor fast.

Modria Wants You to Settle Your Workplace Problems (and Even Patent Disputes) Online

And, thanks to the Supreme Court, they’re likely to get their wish.

Predatory Lawsuits

This also falsely insinuates that craigslist broadly serves humanity as a “free” service, a grossly misleading characterization given craigslist’s accumulation of enormous and largely undisclosed profits, a pattern and practice of predatory lawsuits (such as this one) aimed at obstructing innovation.

— From a claim filed Monday against Craigslist by data company 3Taps, accusing Craigslist of perpetuating a monopoly. Craigslist filed a copyright complaint against 3Taps this summer.

Wall Street Reacts to Apple’s Legal Win Over Samsung: Maybe, Let’s Not Kill All the Lawyers!

Apple stock up even more on patent infringement win.

Why Honeywell Is Suing Nest Labs