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Peter S. Vogel
Google Plans to Take Over Airline Travel

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...

Peter S. Vogel
Recent Headlines Send Shockwaves - 'Wikipedia and LinkedIn are Down'!

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...

Peter S. Vogel
President "Internet Kill Switch" - Good Idea?

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...

Peter S. Vogel
FTC Settlement - Twitter Barred for 20 Years From Misleading

President-Elect 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...

Peter S. Vogel
Google & YouTube Not Liable For Copyright Infringement

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...

Peter S. Vogel
US Supreme Court Rules 9-0 - Employer Had Right to Text Messages

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 work-related...