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Judge says Aereo must shut for good as live TV service, but it may survive as a cloud DVR "On Thursday, a federal judge in New York not only slapped Aereo with an expected injunction, but she also hinted how the service might survive in the future," reports GigaOm's Jeff John Roberts. "In a 17-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan denied Aereo a license to operate as a cable company, which would have permitted the company to resume its service — which gave consumers a way to capture and retransmit free over-the-air signals to mobile devices by means of a personal antennas — provided that it paid broadcasters a fee." However, Roberts noted, the judge did hint that Aereo could potentially still offer legal, DVR-like services.
Three House Democrats, three proposals for net neutrality. Here’s what they look like. "Rep. Anna Eshoo is urging federal regulators to oversee Internet providers using Title II of the Communications Act — a move that would give the Federal Communications Commission more latitude to prevent the sort of traffic discrimination net neutrality advocates say would hurt the open Internet," reports The Washington Post's Brian Fung. Her proposal varies slightly from fellow California Democrats, Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Henry Waxman.
Microsoft discloses severe Office zero-day flaw, publishes quick fix "Microsoft has published a temporary fix for a new zero-day flaw that affects nearly all versions of Windows and is currently being exploited via PowerPoint," reports Jeremy Kirk of PCWorld. "The flaw affects all Windows releases except Windows Server 2003, the company wrote in an advisory Tuesday. It can be exploited if a user is coaxed into opening a malicious Office file containing an OLE (object linking and embedding) object. OLE can allow a user to edit a PowerPoint file from within a Word document, for example."
Snowden filmmaker Laura Poitras: ‘Facebook is a gift to intelligence agencies’ "Facebook is a gift to intelligence agencies," documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras told The Washington Post's Andrea Peterson in a one-on-one interview. "People volunteer all their social information," she said.
‘Facebook killer’ Ello hatches plan to stay ad-free forever "Upstart social network Ello took the Internet by storm this past month, and a big part of its appeal lies with a promise that, unlike Facebook, it will never sell ads to users. Now, it’s using a novel legal maneuver to ensure that it will actually live up that promise," reports Wired's Robert McMillan. "Ello has become what’s known as public benefit corporation — a novel type of corporate entity that has popped up in more than two dozen states over the past few years."