There is no technical reason why one data plan should be able to access FaceTime and another not.Public Knowledge lawyer John Bergmayer • Discussing a controversial letter written by AT&T describing why the company plans to charge more to allow the usage of the iOS app FaceTime on its network, forcing consumers to switch to the company’s new Mobile Share plans to use the service. Their reasoning? “The FCC’s net neutrality rules do not regulate the availability to customers of applications that are preloaded on phones,” the company’s Bob Quinn writes. The decision may violate the FCC’s neutrality rules, though the FCC hasn’t responded on the matter. Hey Apple: Consider taking the app out of iOS6 and instead putting it prominently on the App Store, just to screw AT&T over.
I love this type of collaboration. It is a process that I think is vital to the success of any endeavor and one that was necessary to make sense of sometimes contradictory characterizations of President Eisenhower.Architect Frank Gehry • Writing about the changes he’s made to the Eisenhower memorial he designed, which adds statues of Dwight Eisenhower’s work as general and as president. Gehry’s original design, which initially showed these images in bas relief form, drew criticism from Eisenhower’s family, with daughter Susan comparing some parts of the design to Communist works honoring “Marx, Engels and Lenin,” and other parts to Nazi death camps. Despite the changes, Gehry kept the key element of the design — a statue of Eisenhower as a young boy in Kansas, looking on at his later accomplishments. The design is planned to go on display near the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
» Trayvon’s lawyer wants his bond revoked: A few weeks back, when George Zimmerman was having lawyer trouble, he put up a Web site asking publicly for donations, complete with a PayPal link. People donated in the hundreds of dollars to Zimmerman’s legal fund. According to his lawyer, Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman didn’t inform him of the donations until this week, and they’re now under his authority. That said, Zimmerman will most assuredly need the funds — O’Mara’s normal rate is $400 per hour, and he’s already worked 100 hours on the case. Do the math on that one, guys. This morning, the judge in the case asked to learn more information on how this happened, while the lawyers for Trayvon’s family say that during the bond hearing, Zimmerman and his lawyer acted as though “that they did not have any money.” Lots of drama here.
I apologize to anyone offended by what one prominent black conservative called my ‘very practical and potentially life-saving campaign urging black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies.’Geraldo Rivera • In an email to Politico, sort of apologizing for the comments he made regarding Trayvon Martin’s choice of attire on the night he was killed. Although Rivera stands by his beliefs, he said he’s received nothing but ridicule and hatred since making the statement, and even admitted that his son was “ashamed” of him. So, in response, he felt the need to apologize to anyone offended by his “crusade to warn minority families of the danger to their young sons inherent in gangsta style clothing; like hoodies.” In other hoodie-related news, this. source (via • follow)