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On September 30, 2010 By Edwin Chadwick
Although J. Edgar Hoover may be dead, his spirit remains alive and well.
This past Monday, the New York Times broke a story about proposed legislation that would make it easier for law enforcement to conduct wiretaps on the Internet. In essence, the legislation and accompanying regulations would mandate that all communication [...]Continue Reading →
Most of us use our cell phones daily without ever thinking that someone may be tracking where and how often we use them. A federal court of appeals, however, ruled on Thursday that the Fourth Amendment does not require government officials to have probable cause before requesting records detailing when and where [...]Continue Reading →
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York faced a difficult question at the intersection of law and biotechnology last month: can one patent nature? On Monday, March 29, United States District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet said no, and invalidated seven patents related to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, the [...]Continue Reading →
On April 7, 2010 By JETLaw
Recently, a coalition of technology companies and advocacy groups has announced that it will lobby Congress to strengthen online privacy laws.
The companies involved include AT&T, Microsoft, and Google, while the advocacy groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Calling itself the [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Major Internet players and civil liberties groups form Digital Due Process coalition to update privacy laws.
As sign of what’s to come, U.S. Copyright Group launches attack on movie downloaders.
Former legislator and filmmaker sues HBO and Cinemax for giving false credit [...]Continue Reading →
Teachers have long attempted to dissuade misbehavior by students–particularly those who are out of their teacher’s sight–by warning them that teachers have “eyes in the back of their heads.” Now, teachers and administrators at Harriton High School in the Lower Merion School District have actually acquired the ability to know what their students are doing [...]Continue Reading →
The United States intelligence community has taken the fight against Mexican drug cartels to outer space. R. Scott Zikmanis, deputy director of operations for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), revealed that satellites are being used to photograph “Mexican narcotics operations and [to] anticipate smuggling attempts into the United States.” His agency typically works [...]Continue Reading →