News of the Week; May 21, 2014

1. Nintendo Wins Patent Lawsuit Against Wall Wireless

2. Philips alleges Nintendo patent infringement

3. Hex card game sued for infringing Magic IP

4. With Twitch Acquisition Talks, Validation of Games as Spectator Sport

5. You Can Try a Demo of Kabam’s New Videogame … On YouTube. What?

6. Microsoft offering refunds on Xbox Live Gold

7. It’s Run and Gun Time with Kim Jong Un in ‘Glorious Leader’

8. Far Cry 4 already playing with fire

9. Army’s new training shooter makes out of shape soldiers look fat

10. The vagina that scared Apple

11. Op-ed: It’s time for Nintendo to move beyond white characters

12. With Virtual Currency Giveaway, EA Tests New Type of iOS Promo

13. The gamification of buying games

14. As It Brings Its Mobile Game to China, Betaworks Reconnects the Dots

15. McDonald’s World Cup Promo Uses Augmented Reality to Turn French Fry Boxes Into Soccer Fields

16. Oculus Rift coming to Chuck E. Cheese’s

17. EVE Online And The Big Game Hunters

18. PS4 outsells Xbox One in April for fourth consecutive month

Sony’s still on track despite tough figures

19. Watchdog Group Report Concludes That New Consoles are Power Hogs

20. The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

21. The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality

22. A visit to Galloping Ghost, the largest video game arcade in the USA

23. Data Pirates of the Caribbean: The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call in the Bahamas

24. Secrets, lies and Snowden’s email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit

25. Irony Alert: US Filing Criminal Charges Against China For Cyberspying

26. Photos of an NSA “upgrade” factory show Cisco router getting implant

In Letter to Obama, Cisco CEO Complains About NSA Allegations

27. Your Secret Stingray’s No Secret Anymore: The Vanishing Government Monopoly Over Cell Phone Surveillance and Its Impact on National Security and Consumer Privacy

28. (Canadian) Spy program suspended for being too aggressive

29. The “right” to be removed from Google: what the big EU decision means and the reaction so far

What we can salvage from ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

Politician and paedophile ask Google to ‘be forgotten’

Will Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten” cross the pond to Canada?

30. Google Can’t Forget You, But It Should Make You Hard to Find

31. Apple May Be Liable For Privacy Violations by Third Party Developed Apps

32. The End Of Maximalist Copyright?

33. The Copyright Board of Canada Music Streaming Decision: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

34. How Much Copyright Protection Should Source Code Get? A New Court Ruling Reshapes The Landscape

35. We Need a Legal Framework for Biohacking Our Brains

36. Competition Bureau Recommends New Regulations To Address Wireless Competition Concerns

37. FCC Proves Yet Again That It’s Out to Kill Net Neutrality

38. Rogers explains why it came last in Netflix rankings

39. Shocker: Cable TV prices went up four times the rate of inflation

40. The Judge that Apple Hates

41. Bitcoin Foundation Hit by Resignations Over New Director

42. Forget the 3D Printer: 4D Printing Could Change Everything

43. Internet Addiction: Real or Virtual Reality?

44. Big Brother teams up with TMZ: How celebrity culture is hastening privacy’s digital demise