US Govt: Legal to Jailbreak iPhone, Still Illegal to Jailbreak iPad?

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I’ve always figured that I could tinker with my mobile devices however I see fit, as long as I’m not infringing on some other laws about invasion of privacy or anything like that. It seems that the United States government agrees with me,

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Apple and Publishers Sued Over Price Fixing of E-Books

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You would think that a lawsuit like this might come from a direct competitor, but that’s not the case. Instead, the antitrust lawsuit is being filed by the United States government, naming Apple and several book publishers as the defendants.

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Homeland Security says you can shoot the White House with impunity

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An official document from the Department of Homeland Security has explicitly stated that just about anyone is allowed to take as many photos as they’d like of government buildings. From your iPhone to your Digital Rebel, your shots are fair game.

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Obama wants internet IDs for all Americans

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President Obama is giving the U.S. Commerce Department the responsibility of heading an internet ID program for Americans. The U.S. government wants the public to be able to have a single digital identity that can be used for multiple websites. According to the U.S. government, it will eliminate the need for multiple different passwords. 
The Obama administration is drafting a program called the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace that includes details on the internet ID, which should be released by Obama in the next few months.

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