The Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) 300-page list of guidelines overhauling how the government will regulate the Internet was released today. It gives the agency a lot of leeway to decide what's appropriate to allow or forbid private Internet service providers to do.
- Other college chapters of fraternity SAE are now being investigated over reports that the racist chant caught on video at the University of Oklahoma was known there as well.
- A British watchdog agency overseeing its intelligence agencies says the country's massive data interception and collection is legal, but called for new laws to clarify matters for the public's benefit.
- The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, has resigned, joining the exodus of other top officials in the city. He'll get one-year severance pay, totaling $96,000.
- Raise a glass of scumble (a very small glass) in memory of liberty-loving fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett, who has died at age 66.
- Utah has passed an antidiscrimination ordinance protecting gay and transgender people in the workplace and in housing that has the support of the Mormon church.
The Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted that the company pays "a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers."
A Judge Called His Mandatory Sentence 'Excessive' and 'Wrong.' Less Than a Year Later He Died In Federal Prison
Frederick Turner was sentenced to a mandatory 40 years on nonviolent drug and firearm charges. He ended up in a high-security federal prison, and now he's dead.
The Bureau of Land Management sees no Fourth Amendment concerns with searching American citizens for reasons to arrest them without probable cause when it comes to their event permits.
Alice sends nude picture to her ex, Bob. Bob's new girlfriend (or maybe would-be girlfriend) Carol gets it and posts it online. Carol wouldn't be guilty under the state revenge porn statute, the court rules.