Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act which would enter U.S. law if passed, the House of Representatives will be voting on this in the next few days. There are many flaws with this, the EFF has a good FAQ about CISPA. In short it gives power to private companies to share their user's data with 3rd parties whenever they feel like it. This concerns anyone who uses an American company for anything from forums to email and so on.
Obama promised to veto it which could mean he'll actually sign it and say he has some reservations, a bit like with the NDAA.
If you are American it is possible that by violating the Terms of Service of a website (which constantly change without warning) that you are a criminal. With that in mind, here are my Terms of Service:
By visiting this website you are exceeding your authorized access. Therefore you are a criminal.
That and the ridiculous things that can become law, for example it could be in the Terms that you must be wearing a sock on your head while visiting using the website. Anything goes basically and it can become "law".
There are too many emails being sent from email@example.com addresses. These addresses explicitly don't exist and/or will not accept emails, yet they are the sender/replyto of important emails like order confirmations and what not. I've recently seen this for domain name transfers.
I continued working on my SVG with web stats and finally got it too look like a Pie Chart. I'm using web stats data just because it's fresh and live data that I can use to demonstrate, but this could be used for anything of course.
If they practice DNS hijacking then it's pretty damn messed up and should obviously be illegal. Yet for some reason there are ISPs that do this and have been getting away with this for years. Even stranger is that it's apparently tolerated, by clients as well as law.
I finally got some time to read through this interview of Linus Torvalds today. He's known to have an aggressive sense of humor, sometimes funny, sometimes stupid and gratuitous, he's aware of that and that's how I justify my respect for the guy. That and seriously, the Linux kernel is pretty pretty pretty good. I have a remark to make on something he said, I'll try to address this in a hopefully compatible tone.