Some venues are checking IDs against Facebook on your phone, Google News gets the social treatment, and a judge informs his colleagues that an IP address is not a person.
- Bouncers ‘Checking Facebook on Phones’ as Identification: Clubgoers across the UK report being asked to flash their Facebook alongside official ID cards, to weed out fake or borrowed ID. [BBC Newsbeat]
- Updates to Google News US Edition: Larger Images, Realtime Coverage and Discussions: News is the latest Google service to get Plussed, displaying Google Plus comments from notables and your circles alongside stories, and updating new stories in real time. Like many Google services, the new features require users to sign in to a Google account and “upgrade” to Google Plus. [Google News Blog]
- Judge: An IP-Address Doesn’t Identify a Person (or BitTorrent Pirate): In one of many cases brought by adult filmmakers naming only a long list of IP addresses as defendants, a NY judge found that those addresses cannot identify specific users and recommended all such cases be thrown out. He cited the proliferation of wireless networks and devices as cementing the inadequacy of IP addresses as identification. [TorrentFreak]
- Music Subscription Service Rdio Now Available In The U.K. And France: Users are discovering for themselves that seven day Rdio trials are now available, though the company made no announcements and the album offerings are still limited. [Cult of Android]
Title image remixed from jon gos (Flickr).