Via the Examiner:
In a surprise move today, Representative Eric Cantor(R-VA) announced that he will stop all action on SOPA, effectively killing the bill. This move was most likely due to several things. One of those things is that SOPA and PIPA met huge online protest against the bills. Another reason would be that the White House threatened to veto the bill if it had passed. However, it isn’t quite time yet to celebrate, as PIPA(the Senate’s version of SOPA) is still up for consideration.
Earlier this week we noted that workers at Foxconn were threatening suicide.
“we find it important to know what these companies are doing about the working conditions of those that make our gadgets.”
While it’s PR control, Apple seems to be getting that message too.
Via The Next Web:
In California, a marine biologist accused of feeding a whale might now face up to 20 years in prison and half a million dollars in fines. The case illustrates several worrying trends in America’s federal justice system.