plans to spend $8
billion to expand broadband service to more than 18 million citizens in
rural America who lack high speed Internet access. In a speech, Julius
Genachowski (FCC chairman) called access to broadband "a necessity"...
Google Update: Wi-Fi snooping earns it a class-action lawsuit
a follow-up to my recent blog about Google's Street View Cars captured WiFi network information it
is no surprise that many people are mad, but for folks who do not have secure...
Google demonstrated its new
entertainment hub for TV with a browser which includes a joint effort with Sony, Intel and Logitech . As part of the
explained that "Google TV is a new experience made for television
GUEST BLOG FROM BARRY BARNETT
Barry Barnett has been a Guest
Blogger in the past, his Blawgletter provides great thoughts, and insights. I
read his blogs regularly. Over the years Barry and I have had a number of cases
together and he is an outstanding...
As a retailer Apple appears to be
second to no one, but since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery is it
any wonder that a blogger
visiting China recently discovered more than one counterfeit "Apple Store "
selling Apple products...
Survey Conducted by LexisNexis and
Pro Bono Net Finds Lawyers Motivated by Personal Fulfillment to Use Their
Skills for the Public Good
March 29, 2011 - NEW YORK -
LexisNexis ( www.lexisnexis.com ) and Pro Bono Net ( www.probono.net )
Could a computer put the jobs of future associates in Jeopardy? The answer to that, in Jeopardy
style, comes in the form of a question, "Who is Watson?" It may
ultimately mean legal research performed in seconds rather than hours.
Plagiarism is alive and well on college campuses
however it is no wonder since the Internet and Social Media have changed
communications. Without question Wikipedia has become a reliable source for
students and at least 16 US intelligence agencies...
A recent report that Web 2.0 (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al) continues to
friends to share private information at an alarming rate is hardly a
surprise. Research at a number of universities demonstrates that things are
The Ontario, CA Police Department
(OPD) did not violate the 4th Amendment by reviewing
text messages sent from a work pager. Apparently the OPD's warrantless audit
found Officer Quon had sent or received 456 messages, but only 57 were
International courts increasingly willing to accept service
through Facebook when other methods fail.
Rule 116(1) of the Australian Uniform Civil Procedure Rules
permit substituted service "where, in effect, there is a practical...
Google faces antitrust allegations
by the Federal
Trade Commission (FTC), the European Union (EU), and in Texas that Google's search engine favors its own services in
search results and charges rivals higher ad rates. So when asked to
Effective in December 2011 OnStar GPS navigation-and-emergency-services
collect vehicle data for those customers who terminate their agreements .
The 10 page OnStar
Privacy Statement states that:
the Data Connection to your...
TechLaw10 hosts Jonathan Armstrong and Eric Sinrod discuss
legal issues related to information technology.
In this episode, Jonathan and Eric discuss a recent Android
and iOS app that claimed to treat acne with colored lights emitted from the
With 2010 revenue of about $240 million
IPO $9.1 billion foreshadows an unbelievable value for Facebook when it has
an IPO. Particularly since Facebook had 2010 revenue of about $2 billion, and
most recent report of the...
Proposed laws to ease wiretaps on
the Internet are now being considered by the US Senate Judiciary Committee, but
with widespread pushback from privacy groups . Federal
officials have long relied on the wiretap laws to monitor criminals and
LinkedIn now has 90 million users and the IPO information about the Social Media site is
most interesting, including revenue over $161 million for the first 9 months of
2010 which was twice the total revenue for 2009. The current estimated IPO
TechLaw10 hosts Jonathan Armstrong and Eric Sinrod discuss legal issues
related to information technology.
In this episode, Jonathan and Eric discuss the Ponemon Institute's recently
release Second Annual Cost of Cyber Crime Study and the fact...
Microsoft's Bing search engine is
trying desperately to keep up with Google and its approximate 70% of the US
search market. Bing recently added links to Facebook and Twitter from
search results with the hope that these Social Media links will...
Microsoft did not learn its lesson hiring Jerry
Seinfeld to help launch Vista in the fall of 2008, now apparently Tiger
Woods will be Microsoft's spokesman for Windows 7! Is it possible that Steve
Ballmer actually said ???: "This...
276 domain names maliciously used by Waledac
botnets were transferred to Microsoft, even though Waledac never participated
in the suit. Waledac sent more than 1.5 billion daily spam messages in 2009. US
District Judge Leonie Brinkema issued the Order...
Senator Ron Wyden blocked a change to the Copyright Act which
would have allowed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to order search engines and
ISP to stop sending traffic of websites accused of infringing copyrights. The
proposed law is called "...
Let's see a show of hands- do you
read Terms of Service? Privacy Policies? Or Click Agreements? I routinely ask
audiences this question and rarely do I ever get any hands raised. My recent
Technology Law column in eCommerce Times entitled "...
Apple claims 160 million iPhone, iPod, and iPad users
world-wide and given the popularity of Apple apps- it's no surprise at
Apple's announcement of 10 billion apps downloaded. The 10 billion apps
comes on the heels of Steve Jobs' announcement...
A report in the Financial Times
that Alibaba might take over Yahoo! has raised privacy fears. Jack Ma's
(Alibaba founder & former Google employee) recent comment about the
prospect that Alibaba was interested in Yahoo! set off privacy group...