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Peter S. Vogel: Is the Android Part of Google’s Antitrust Strategy?
Posted on 6 Oct 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel The NY Times reported that “regulators are looking at whether Google unfairly uses the software to promote its other dominant services.” The report entitled “ F.T.C. Is Said to Investigate Claims That Google Used... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Ransomware Alert: Client Data at Risk for Lawyers and Accountants!
Posted on 6 Oct 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel The volume of Ransomware is increasing dramatically after malware is downloaded by unsuspecting employees “encrypts a user or company’s fi­les and forces them to pay a fee to the hacker in order to regain access to... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: How to Avoid Cloud Contract Disasters
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel | A bad cloud contract can devastate any business, and a recent article “ 8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contrac t” should be a wake-up call, but unfortunately many businesses learn the hard way. By way of example... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Is The Internet ‘Not A Necessity Or Human Right’?
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Commissioner Michael O’Rielly (Federal Communication Commission – FCC) has been criticized for “commingling of the words “necessity” and “basic human right.”” Infoworld’s recent... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Oops - Google Found Street View Wifi Data
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Google confessed to U.K. officials that Google still has Street View unprotected wifi data collected before 2010 in spite claims that such data had been destroyed. On July 27, 2012 Peter Fleischer (Google's global privacy counsel... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cyberattacks on the Radar of Law Firms
Posted on 29 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel With the help of the financial services industry “the legal sector has launched its own cyber-threat intelligence-sharing mechanism” known as the Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO) Services... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cybersmear - Jury Verdict Of $13.78 Million For Anonymous Postings
Posted on 8 May 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Freedom of speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution does not protect anonymous libel and slander posted on the Internet. ABC News reported that on April 20, 2012 a jury in Fort Worth, Texas gave a verdict in favor for... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Warrantless Tracking of Cell GPS Upheld by 6th Circuit
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel No warrant was required to track a drug dealer's GPS locations from cell phones since the defendant "did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the data emanating from his cell phone that showed its location."... Read More

Privacy Law Speech at Virtual LEGALTECH
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

Please join me at 1pm CDT on June 14, 2012 for my online speech entitled "Privacy - Social Media, Internet & BYOD" which is FREE (including ethics credit!), all you have to do is register at Virtual LEGALTECH (please use "Privacy614"... Read More

Should Anyone Expect Privacy on Google?
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Since 92% of adults use search engines every day means that they share volumes of information with Google, who dominates searching, 66.4% in the US and 80% in the EU . No one was surprised when Pew Research reported that 92% of adults... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cyber Rewards – A New Concept In Airline Mileage Reward Program?
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel According to the Washington Post United Airlines “had rewarded two people with 1 million free miles of air travel each for discovering and disclosing software defects through the airlines “bug bounty” program…... Read More

Invasion of Privacy? - Federal Government Secretly Monitored Personal Webmail
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel A group of nine scientists and doctors recently sued the US government claiming that their personal Gmail accounts were under federal surveillance which led to harassment or dismissal for Food & Drug Administration (FDA) employees... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Reality Check - Governments Have Easy Access to Data on the Cloud
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Laws around the world allow governments free access to data on the Cloud which may come as a surprise to many, but Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs) facilitate cooperation across international boundaries. On May 23, 2012 Hogan... Read More

Invasion of Privacy - The Path App Controversy
Posted on 1 Mar 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Path confessed that it took users' address book data without permission when the app loaded and admits it "made a mistake." Path's app runs on the iPhone and Android and according to Path's Story : Path dreamed... Read More

Internet Politics - Senate Filibuster Blocks Cybersecurity Bill
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel At time when cybersecurity is headline news around the world, partisan politics in the U.S. Senate got in the way of new a cybersecurity bill which was different than a bill passed in the U.S. House last April. The New York Times... Read More