Booting Up: The Developers Hate So Much Right Now Edition

Cyborg Vision, a hack built with’s API.

After being acquired by Facebook, the facial-recognition service–a local hackathon favorite–shuts down its developers API. Too bad the company promised the exact opposite a few weeks ago. [The Next Web]

Speaking of outlawing clients, Dave Winer thinks Twitter’s API is looking mighty corporate. [Scripting News]

SecondLife is a success story, says founder of SecondLife. [PandoDaily]

Google kicks off LGBT-support campaign to “legalize love,” in homophobic countries around the world. [Gay Star News]

Tech companies’ latest strategy against patent trolls: If you can’t beat them, become a troll yourself. [WSJ]