Within 10 days of the riots in the
UK a judge sentenced two young men, 20
and 22, to 4 years in jail for using Facebook. Without question Social
Media has transformed communications and impacted the UK riots, but one might
wonder if the courts may...
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...
Although Social Media users rely on
information posted on Wikipedia , a recent ruling in a US Federal Court
is a reminder that US Federal Courts refuse to accept Wikipedia as a credible
source. U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson of Louisville, Kentucky...
Steve Jobs' predicts that Apple's
will allow everyone store all of their music, video, photos, and documents on
the Web , which is no surprise in today's hot cloud world. But many alarms went
off around the world with the FBI's...
The NY Times is now charging for its content except for bloggers
and Social Media users (including Facebook & Twitter) are
not charged for NY Times content at all. Now visitors to the NY Times enjoy 20
free articles each month and otherwise the...
Forbes released its annual list of billionaires and 6 were people involved
with Facebook including Mark Zuckerberg ($13.5 billion), and Facebook
co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Sean Parker. Hardly a
surprise rather just a confirmation...
A recent report of a WikiProject Smithsonian Institution should add
credence to Wikipedia, since there are more than 3.4
million articles in English of the +17 million total Wikipedia article.
Of course there must be a reason to believe Wikipedia,...
After devoting my February column in
eCommerceTimes to Internet sales tax issues there
was an interesting turn of events over the dispute between Amazon.com and the
Texas Comptroller over a $ 269 million Internet sales tax bill . Amazon.com
You represent the
defendant in a personal injury case in which the 20-year-old plaintiff claims
that she can no longer enjoy the pleasures of life and is confined to her home.
During the course of examining plaintiff's witness in deposition, the...
My recent interview
about "Internet Privacy " by CNN's anchor Brooke Baldwin was very timely since the next day
the Department of Commerce called for the creation of a Federal Office to Guide Online Privacy and
published a white paper...
Current US Congressional debate will impact the future of
the Internet with Net Neutrality opponents claiming that the FCC has
overstepped its bounds of regulation and should rely on the antitrust laws. My
recent eCommerce Times column entitled "Net...
The 13th Annual LMA Tech
Conference/West promises to be the largest legal technology, educational and
networking event of 2011. As in previous years, this day-long event is focused
on legal marketing technologies. This year we expect more attendees...
Apparently not every service offered
by Google is a success as Google found that its Google Health did not catch on
as expected. So Google Health will be retired January 1, 2012
with data available through January 1, 2013. Google Health's goal...
In April 2011, Paul Ceglia brought suit against Facebook for a second time, but this time with bigger and better representation. He says he has solid evidence in the form of emails from Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, and that the emails will show...
By Stephen B. Mathus
The NNI has just released its 2014 draft Strategic Plan for public comment. Aside from the opportunity to submit comments, becoming familiar with the plan offers a number of benefits to nanotech ventures. One is that it provides...
My March column for eCommerceTimes discusses how Social
Media has become a gold mine for eDiscovery since the volume of ESI
(Electronically Stored Information) in Social Media is staggering. Today every
lawsuit has ESI which is obvious to everyone...
My February 2011 Social
Media video is now available so you can get my 30 minute legal
perspective without having to take my Law of
eCommerce class at the Dedman School of Law (which I have taught since
2000). Since 2001 I have been creating IT legal...
Microsoft recently paid $8.5 billion for Skype and
even though Facebook and Google lost in the bidding wars offering a measly $3-4
billion, nonetheless now Facebook announces that Skype will be available for video
calling! Mark Zuckerberg said:
Please join me for a Social Media
webcast which will be an update about Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter,
Yelp, Google, and much more on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 12:30-1:30pm CDT.
You can sign up for the webcast at TexasBarCLE .
After digitizing 5.2 million books
Google now offers new tools that permit a fascinating view of
language, culture, and evolution of thought unlike anything known before. Now
anyone can analyze " 500 billion words contained in books published...
Q1 revenue increased $8.6 Billion which is 27% higher than a year
earlier, however there are a number of critical legal issues facing Google which I included in my
Times column. Those legal challenges include the recent rejection of...
A recent NY Times report is critical
of the daily use of the military's use social security
numbers (SSN)and birth dates, and how poorly Personal
Identifiable Information (PII) is managed. Army intelligence officer turned
West Point professor...
Mashable reports that Zeta
Interactive released its Top 10 most buzzed Social Network list and
Craigslist, Friendster, MySpace all dropped out of the Top 10 from 2009! This
is a fascinating list:
Social Media evolves this list will change...
Steve Jobs admitted that Apple made mistakes in
how it handled location data on the iPad and iPhone, but claims the data was
not used to keep tabs on the whereabouts of customer. In the meantime Google
announced that it used Android phone location...
President Obama privately met to
discuss eCommerce, entrepreneurship, job creation, the economy with
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Eric Schmidt (Google), Steve Jobs (Apple), Carol
Bartz (Yahoo), Dick Costolo (Twitter), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Larry...