A recent report that the White House wants the FBI to have access to an
individual's Internet activity may help with investigation of terrorism or
intelligence, but what about our expectation of privacy? Notwithstanding all of
A court recently ruled that the
use of GPS tracking data in a drug distribution case violated the defendant's
constitutional rights and the police needed a warrant. The Electronic Frontier
Foundation filed a brief in support of Antoine Jones that...
All indicators were headed to this
new headline that as 2010 ends Facebook overtook Google as the most popular Internet site .
Experian Hitwise reported that "8.9 percent of unique online visits were to
Facebook this year, compared with Google's...
A new report shows that customers are not that happy
with Facebook and MySpace also showed that social media was ranked lower
than property & casualty insurance. Also not a surprise that airlines
were lower in customer satisfaction than social...
Viacom lost its $1 billion lawsuit against Google
and YouTube for alleged copyright infringement when a judge granted summary
judgment. YouTube's defense was that it used the "safe harbor" protection of
the Digital Millennium Copyright...
A new kind of relationship matching website debuted this week - but this one's for law students and law firms looking to make a match. The idea behind JD Match is to cut out the middle man, aka the law schools, and give the power to the firms and...
TechLaw10 hosts Jonathan Armstrong and Eric Sinrod discuss legal issues
related to information technology.
In this episode, Jonathan and Eric discuss how all the forms of social media
at our disposal can lead to information technology overload, with...
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...
When our community speaks - we listen.
Many of you have suggested we share our wealth of community
content: blogs, podcasts, and videos to an even broader audience. It's
what led us to the decision to make LexisNexis Communities content available...
of dealing with web 2.0 the White
House Memo released on April 7, 2010 about social media specifically states
that "interactive meeting tools-including but not limited to public conference
calls, webinars, blogs, discussion boards...
A Judge ruled that Facebook wall postings and
MySpace comments may not be subpoenaed based on the 1986 Stored Communications Act which is the same
statute before the US Supreme Court in Quon v. Arch Wireless . US District Judge
Location Based apps such as Gowalla or Foursquare provides users with a social experience that not only shows where they are at the moment and what they are doing, but also who they are with or near. But at least one new app is taking things a few steps...
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...
at LexisNexis myIDEAS liked PracticeHacker's
review of our latest product innovation ( in BETA ) called LexisNexis ® Firm Manager TM
so much that we
had to share it here:
I demoed LexisNexis Firm
Manager the other day. It's...
VOIP is likely headed in a new
direction now that Microsoft agreed to pay $8.5 billion for Skype .
It was reported that Facebook and Google's offers were in the $3 to 4 billion
range , while at the same time Skype was still considering an
Hitwise recently reported that 1 in every 4 pageviews in the US is on Facebook ,
and also incredible is Facebook's claim that people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook.
Astonishing growth made even more amazing by realizing that...
Only 5% of all adults used Social
Media in 2005 when Pew Research first asked, and as of August
2011 Pew now reports more than 65% of all adults use Social Media . To be
more precise about what going on with online
adults here's the daily breakdown...
Growth at Facebook has been
unbelievable and not a surprise that its user rolls will get to 500 million , but last fall a childhood friend
died, and a few months later I was taken aback after Facebook asked me to
post on his wall. Since so many new...
The European Union's (EU) Article 29
Working Party confirmed in documents released this week its "get-tough"
attitude on cookies ahead of a scheduled meeting with the advertising industry
to discuss Europe's new cookie transparency...
reports that Facebook became the most visited website in the US for the
first time. Kind of takes your breath away that a social media site is getting
more traffic than the largest search engine in the US. Since Facebook
just went over 400...
In recent weeks, the issue of the right to privacy has been ever-so-slightly tipping the scales against just about any other right. One of the latest cases stems from what would normally be deemed as juror misconduct.
In California, an appellate court...
On June 8th I attended Mashable
and CNN's conference about the intersection of digital media, news,
and entertainment. Among other notable presentations was CNN's medical
correspondent Dr. Sanjay Guptap's (renowned neurosurgeon) interview...
Divorce attorneys are seeing more and more social media involvement, in particular Facebook, in the cases they take on. Sure Facebook might not be the reason the marriage ended but as an ever-increasing source of evidence of infidelity, it might deserve...
Allowing Google to access your cell
GPS will permit Google to make suggestions about things to do or restaurants to
try wherever you happen to be. Although Google's CEO Eric Schmidt recently said
these autonomous search features were on the horizon...
A new lawsuit against Google for
Internet location tracking highlights my recent eCommerce Times column that Internet privacy may not be
possible . The new class action lawsuit brought by Jon Pessano and others asserts that Google uses its location...