- Yves Lorson/WikipediaThe Justice Department and several Internet
companies, including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, have reached
agreement on how the latter may disclose demands for user
information by US security services.
- President Obama is
expected to propose a minimum wage of $10.10 for federal
contractors in his State of the Union address tonight.
- Chuck Schumer is using the death of an autistic child in New
York City after the student went missing to
push for a federal program that would provide tracking devices
for autistic children.
- South Africa’s opposition parties, including the Democratic
Alliance, the largest of the group, are
coalescing around the candidacy of a former anti-apartheid
activist who is challenging Jacob Zuma for president.
- Prince, who once claimed the internet was a fad that would
suing 22 fans for providing links online to bootleg recordings
of his performances. Quentin Tarantino, meanwhile, is also claiming
copyright infringement to
sue Gawker for posting a script for a Western the director was
planning to film.
- Folk singer Pete Seeger
died at the age of 94.
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