STLR Link Roundup – February 27, 2010

  • A federal appeals court held that federal agents need not get warrants to search files shared over peer-to-peer networks, reports Wired.
  • The Pentagon will now allow troops access to online social media like Twitter, YouTube, and MySpace, Business Weekly reports.
  • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given Google a license to trade energy on the wholesale market, as The Register reports.
  • Notifications of website privacy policies do not appear to actually protect online privacy, the New York Times observes.
  • From Computer Weekly: Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon will have a new court date to determine whether he should be extradited from the United Kingdom to the U.S.A.
  • BBC: Italy convicts Google executives for allowing the posting of a video of the harassment of an autistic teenager (see our earlier post on the case here, and Google’s official response here).
  • From CNET: Google’s Street View map photos do not conform to European Union privacy standards.
  • A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, gives Microsoft a victory by ordering the deactivation of hundreds of e-mail addresses allegedly linked to spammers, reports the Wall St. Journal.

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