Mission Accomplished: Edward Snowden, the ex-National Security Agency contractor who leaked top-secret documents to news outlets earlier this year, sat for a 14-hour interview with The Washington Post. "The mission’s already accomplished," he said.
Royal Pardon: Alan Turing, a pioneer in the field of computer science who also helped break Nazi codes during World War II, received a a formal pardon from Queen Elizabeth II for his conviction in 1952 on charges of homosexuality, at the time a criminal offense in Britain. The New York Times reports.
Same-Sex Marriage: It's been a busy past few days in the courts with respect to same-sex marriage litigation. The Wall Street Journal has a roundup.
Hulu Takes a Hit: In a loss for online streaming site Hulu, a judge recently ruled that users do not have to prove they were actually injured by disclosure of their viewing habits to win statutory damages under a privacy law. The Recorder has the story.
Life Under the Cloud: Corporate Counsel takes a look at the big stories of 2013 for in-house counsel.