In the news…

Congress considers a privacy “bill of rights” in light of growing concern over the intrusiveness of social media data gathering.

Although perhaps a bit creepy, contacting someone’s Facebook friends with ill motives is not stalking, at least according to a New York state court.

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Apple patent application suggests that a next-generation iPhone could come equipped with a secondary, exterior display screen.

A lawyer tries–and fails–to assert copyright in a 23 word email.

Facebook decides to open up its secret, proprietary server design, which will allow any company in the industry to mimic its structure.

Despite antitrust scrutiny and criticism from groups like FairSearch, Google obtains clearance from Department of Justice to acquire ITA’s industry-standard travel software platform.

House of Representatives voted in favor of a measure that would prevent the FCC from asserting “Net Neutrality” principles.

Time Warner asserts right to stream its cable channels on devices like the iPad, while Viacom argues that such activity is a breach of contract.

Recent Internet security breaches show that certificate encryption is not as secure as one might think.

According to WIPO, cybersquatting is no thing of the past, with the practice hitting a record high in 2010.

Although social networks prove to be powerful tools for law enforcement, one ex-police officer, who listed his employment on his Facebook page as “human waste disposal,” recently learned the hard way that social media can be a double-edged sword.

How much of a say should an employer have in an employee’s comments on Twitter that criticize the company?

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