News of the Week; March 26, 2014

1. Rovio Wins Counterfeit Toy Lawsuit, Awarded $700K in Damages

2. Facebook acquiring Oculus for $2 billion

3. Minecraft dev halts talks with Oculus following Facebook acquisition

4. Security and Privacy for Augmented Reality Systems

5. Candy Crush Maker Falls in Trading Debut

6. At GDC Shindig, Don Mattrick Says Zynga Turnaround Is Halfway There

7. EA out of Worst Company in America poll

8. Australian Man Charged With Hacking Unnamed U.S. Video Game Company

9. Playing as black: Avatar race affects white video game players

10. We must reject stereotypes in games – Manveer Heir

11. What it means to be a woman in games

12. Watch out trolls: Microsoft begins sending Xbox One reputation warnings

13. How Virtual Gaming Worlds Are Revealing the Nature of Human Hierarchies

14. Abraham game makers believe they are in a fight with Satan

15. The First National Bank of GameStop

16. The Pilots in the Basement

17. This University Cares About What Truly Matters: Being Good At Gaming

18. Norwegian Teen Learns That Call of Duty Marathons and Energy Drinks Can Put You in a Coma

19. Texas Juvenile Probation Dept. Head Blames Video Games, Music for Evil Influence

20. Researchers Disagree on New Study Correlating Violent Games With Aggressive Behavior in Children

21. Researchers Use Tetris To Reduce Cravings

22. The 10 best esports documentaries of all time

23. ‘Monopoly’ is crowdsourcing new rules on Facebook

24. Landmark judgment on intellectual property and online links

25. Supreme Court Changes False Advertising Law Across the Country

26. Judge: IP-Address Is Not a Person and Can’t Identify a BitTorrent Pirate

27. Show me how you do that trick: magic  performance copyrightable, infringed

28. The big steal: rise of the plagiarist in the digital age

29. BSA Caught Using Infringing Image For Its ‘Snitch’ On Your Colleagues Anti-Piracy Campaign

30. How do you DRM a coffee pod?

31. Netflix Says It Really Didn’t Want to Cut That Traffic Deal With Comcast

32. Internet Tolls And The Case For Strong Net Neutrality

33. In Turkey, Twitter Roars After Effort to Block It

34. Elephant Trails: How Old Technologies & Business Practices Continue to Influence Us

35. NSA hacker in residence dishes on how to “hunt” system admins

36. Forget the NSA. Tech Companies May Be Reading Your Email Too

37. Arrest of secret-leaking ex-Microsoftie raises Hotmail privacy concerns (Updated)

38. Microsoft Software Leak Inquiry Raises Privacy Issues

39. How Microsoft Scroogled Itself As The Defender Of Email Privacy Over Google

40. Taken in phishing attack, Microsoft’s unmentionables aired by hacktivists

41. Revelations of N.S.A. Spying Cost U.S. Tech Companies

42. Who Needs Lawful Access?: Cdn Telcos Hand Over Data on Thousands of Subscribers Without a Warrant

43. When gov’t spies fake your company’s website, what can be done?

44. Mt. Gox suddenly finds 200,000 missing bitcoins, worth over $115M

45. IRS Says Bitcoin Will Be Taxed as Property, Not Currency

46. 9th Circuit oral arguments in Garcia v. Google