Since the Wikimedia Foundation (home of
Wikipedia) is a not-for-profit , it survives by annual fundraisers. Google
co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki (23andMe co-founder) used
their Brin Wojcicki Foundation to grant $500,000 to the Wikimedia...
Many readers agreed with my recent
blog that the Cloud
is a new label for old technology - "think connecting to a mainframe over
telephone lines," and I encourage you to read my November
eCommerce Times column about some important Cloud...
Today everybody carries GPS devices
in their phones (and tablets), but few people consider that our personal
privacy may be compromised as a result. In November the US Supreme Court will
hear argument ( US v.
Jones ) as to whether the drug suspect's...
Pew Research recently reported that 92%
of adults use search engines daily and ComScore recently reported that 65.6%
of all US searches are conducted on Google . So I thought I would pass along
Hack College's recommendations about how to "...
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...
US citizens expect the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) to protect the country from potential threats, but the
that DHS will monitor Twitter & Facebook will surely cause privacy
advocates great concern. Social Media has...
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"...
Pew's recent report came as no
surprise that 95%
of teens (12-17) are on the Internet . But why are only 80% using Social
Media? Amazingly 55% of online teens "have decided not to post something
online because they were concerned that it...
My eCommerce Times column for
October is entitled " Shore
it. Actually it was published the same day as my blog that more
than 7.5 million children under 13 are...
Scientist reports that HP may use the Autonomy
pattern-recognition eDiscovery tool to develop a new search engine which would
work in tandem with HP's text-based search. The report
includes this example :
ability to point your...
Use of remote computers has been
around since at least 1964, but the current marketing buzz called Cloud
Computing might make you think there's something new. However Cloud Computing
is merely the newest label for the 1964 remote computing service...
After the US government filed
charges that Facebook violated US privacy law, Facebook finally
confessed that it failed to protect the privacy of its 800 million active
users. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) welcomes the public to submit comments...
Trademark owners must act to avoid
adult brands creating .xxx domains and can take advantage of the sunrise phase from
September 7 through October 28, 2011.
I welcome you to read the Gardere
Intellectual Property Alert entitled " Prevent...
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...
The June 2011 issue of Consumer
Reports included an article that Facebook
has more than 7.5 million children as users which apparently is violating
the 1998 Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act (COPPA) which precludes children under 13 from...