Serendeputy - your personal news assistant.

Welcome to Serendeputy!

Serendeputy is your personal news assistant.

Your deputy:
- learns what you like and don't like,
- lovingly compiles a list of news and blogs for you.

You can help your deputy learn by searching, clicking links and pressing the little smiley faces.
How it works.

What to do:
  1. Click links to teach your deputy
  2. Click smileys and frownies
  3. Find favorite topics and sources
  4. See how much better your deputy is getting at finding you good stuff.
  5. Sign in for free to save your profile, or please tell me why you won't.

by mike masnick

Over the last few years, we've seen leaks here and there of the various chapters of the TPP agreement, but generally ones that are quite out of date. The latest public leak of the "intellectual property" chapter that I'm aware of was done last October...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Thursday, July 2, 2015
smile
frown
Back in 2011, we wrote about Kickstarter going to court to ask for a declaratory judgment that a patent held by ArtistShare (7,885,887) was invalid, and thus, that Kickstarter was not infringing. As we explained at the time, ArtistShare and its CEO Brian...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Thursday, July 2, 2015
smile
frown
Remember Thomas Dart? He's the sheriff of Cook County, Illinois (the county that covers Chicago and many of its suburbs). For reasons that make no sense at all, he's somewhat obsessed with the fact that some prostitutes have figured out how to use the...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
smile
frown
We've talked a bit about the important security certificate effort being put together by EFF, Mozilla and others, called Let's Encrypt, which will offer free HTTPS security certificates, making it much easier to encrypt the web. They've been busy working...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, July 3, 2015
smile
frown
YouTube and the music collection society GEMA have been at war for many years. Five years ago, I was at Berlin Music Week and it was one of the major points of discussion. YouTube was blocking all music videos, since GEMA insisted that YouTube should...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Thursday, July 2, 2015
smile
frown
The FBI has been really screaming its head off about the evils of encryption over the last year or so. Director James Comey keeps fearmongering about encryption, though when asked to give examples of cases where encryption had created problems, all of...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Thursday, July 2, 2015
smile
frown
Earlier this year, there were some questions raised when it appeared that UK Prime Minister David Cameron was suggesting that he wanted to undermine all encryption on the internet. Later, some suggested he was looking more at undermining end point security....
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Thursday, July 2, 2015
smile
frown
Amnesty International has been heavily engaged in fights against mass surveillance, recognizing that many of the people it communicates with need an expectation of privacy in their communications with the group. Last year, Ed Snowden revealed that the...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Thursday, July 2, 2015
smile
frown
There's been a bunch of fuss online over the "news" that Craigslist is supposedly donating $1 million to EFF. Obviously, EFF getting an additional $1 million in resources is really great. But it's troubling to see so many people congratulate Craigslist...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
smile
frown
Donald Trump seems to be showing off what would happen if your prototypical internet troll had way too much money at his disposal. As you may have heard, he's putting on a big show of "running" for President, though as many have recognized, the move...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
smile
frown
For many years, despite claims from legacy copyright industry extremists who sought to blame everyone else for any piracy issues, we've pointed out that the reality is almost always that piracy is their own fault for failing to provide convenient, reasonably...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
smile
frown