News of the Week; March 27, 2013

1. Bug in EA’s Battlefield Play4Free allows attackers to hijack players’ PCs: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03/bug-in-eas-battlefield-play4free-allows-attackers-to-hijack-players-pcs/

2. Kaiju Combat Kickstarter Suspended Over Trademark Infringement Claim: http://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/03/21/kaiju-combat-kickstarter-suspended-over-trademark-infringement-claim#.UU9pWb_R1Lx

3. Video Game Retailers Receive High Marks from 2012 FTC Secret Shopper Survey: http://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/03/25/video-game-retailers-receive-high-marks-2012-ftc-secret-shopper-survey#.UVHvg7_R1Lw

4. New Research Suggests Extended ‘Screen Time’ Does Not Breed Bad Behavior in Young Children: http://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/03/26/new-research-suggests-extended-screen-time-does-not-breed-bad-behavior-young-children#.UVI0xr_R1Lw

5. Pratchett: Nobody talks about how well Nathan Drake represents men: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-03-21-pratchett-nobody-talks-about-how-well-nathan-drake-represents-men?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=european-daily

6. Developer takes aim at gun control debate: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-03-20-the-best-amendment-game-tackles-gun-control?

7. Piracy and plush counterfeits key to Plants v. Zombies’ surprise success in China: http://www.polygon.com/2013/3/26/4146676/plants-vs-zombies-china-great-wall-edition-gdcs

8. Oculus Rift: Seeing is Believing: http://www.gamespot.com/events/gdc-2013/video.html?sid=6405910

9. Wiretap laws apply to text messages, court rules: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/03/27/technology-telus-text-messages-scc-decision.html

10. Microsoft Releases Report on Law Enforcement Requests: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/technology/microsoft-releases-report-on-law-enforcement-requests.html?nl=technology&emc=edit_tu_20130321&_r=1&

11. What You Didn’t Post, Facebook May Still Know: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/technology/facebook-expands-targeted-advertising-through-outside-data-sources.html?nl=technology&emc=edit_tu_20130326&_r=0

12. Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act the ‘worst law in technology’?: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/20/computer-fraud-abuse-act-law-technology

13. Why Nevada’s first online gambling license is more symbol than substancehttp://gigaom.com/2013/03/26/why-nevadas-first-online-gambling-license-is-more-symbol-than-substance/

14. US Senate votes in favor of proposed nationwide internet sales taxes: http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/23/4138388/us-senate-marketplace-fairness-act-of-2013-symbolic-vote-results-internet-sales-tax

15. Judges as Bad Reviewers: Fair Use and Epistemological Humility by Rebecca Tushnet: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2230071

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