Should Data Misuse be Criminalized?

Microsoft executive Craig Mundie believes that “data misuse” should be criminalized. “Personally, I’d make [data misuse] a felony. Without that, the downside is too low.  We should make it a serious crime to subvert those mechanisms,” Mundie said at the EmTech 2013...

Will Yahoo Chase Tumblr Users to WordPress?

The recent acquisition of the blogging platform Tumblr by Yahoo has caused droves of users to import their blogs to WordPress. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullweg reported that over 72,000 blogs were imported to WordPress in an hour, over a hundred times more than the...

Yahoo Suing Facebook for Patent Infringement

Customizing your news feed, privacy settings, and even marking a post as spam violates Yahoo patents, says Yahoo. This week Yahoo has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for patent violations. A closer look at the language in Yahoo’s suit reveals that the company could...