Special Masters can help Judges and
parties in eDiscovery disputes and also reduce the cost of litigation. Also
managing eDiscovery can be improved by using eMediators who can help simply
eDiscovery disputes and reduce motion practice. My recent article...
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...
Purportedly Facebook CEO Mark
Zuckerberg gave the original web designer 84% of the company and a
New York Judge issued the designer's TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) which
has been challenged by Zuckerberg and Facebook . Paul
At the same time Lady Gaga takes over the Social Media
spotlight from the President, Prince announces that the Internet is nowhere and his next album will only
be a CD. No surprise what Lady Gaga is doing since "Gaga's Facebook fans
Google plans to buy ITA Software who provides
airline travel utilities to American, Continental, Hotwire, Kayak, Orbitz,
Microsoft's Bing, among other companies. Of course this purchase for $700
million will require federal scrutiny given the antitrust...
Tweets a plenty were posted
announcing that Wikipedia and LinkedIn were down, but one tweet wondered what would happen
if Twitter also went down! We are so dependent on these Social Media tools that
when these sites go down the communications also...
Without much public fanfare recently
a Senate Committee unanimously approved the bill dubbed " Internet Kill Switch ," which among other things
would allow the President to take over civilian networks in case of an
emergency. The Homeland...
Obama's Twitter account was hacked "offering his more than 150,000
followers a chance to win $500 in free gas." Twitter settled the FTC's charges "that it
deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing...
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...
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
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...
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
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
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...
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 .
To the surprise of many Google
confirmed that since 2006 its Street View Cars captured WiFi network
information in addition to Street View Photos. Google uses this WiFi network
information to improve location-based services like search and maps.
I was honored to be asked by the
Texas Senate to testify how Social Media impacts Open Government at a hearing
on May 11, 2010 and you are welcome to read my Statement concerning Charge #13 for the Senate
the Public Information...
No surprise that Google's search engine continues to grow at the
expense of Yahoo! and Microsoft's Bing. Hitwise now reports April 2010: Google at 71.4%,
Yahoo! down 1% to to 14.96%, Bing down 2% to 9.43%, Ask down 37% to 2.18%, and
purchase of Palm for $1.2 billion seems too little too late for HP
to compete in the smart phone market? As the largest manufacturer of
computers in the world it does seem like HP should be in the smart phone
market, and yet few people...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerman recently
announced significant changes to Facebook expanding 100's of websites with
"open graph" and "like" which may revolutionize the Internet . At the annual f8 Facebook
A report that a number of privacy groups filed a
complaint with the FTC to investigate includes this quote "Internet ad
exchanges... are basically markets for eyeballs on the Web. Advertisers bid
against each other in real-time for the ability...
On Thursday, April 22, 2010 the TexasBarCLE will
present my webcast from 12:30-1:30pm CDT about Internet Intellectual Property
(IP) issues. Actually these topics are also found in the syllabus and
PowerPoints from my Law of eCommerce class at SMU Dedman...
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...
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...
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