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On July 21, 2010, Committee Hearings were held regarding H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act. A bill markup was scheduled for July 27, 2010 in the House Financial Services Committee. The Act would establish an Internet Licensing Program to facilitate the legalization [...]Continue Reading →
On July 27, 2010 By Lauren Kilgore
The stage is set for the next great privacy battle. But it’s not with a social-networking site like Facebook or an Internet giant like Google — it’s with our old corporate enemy: Wal-Mart.
With massive inventory in the nearly four-thousand Wal-Mart stores across the country, it should come as no surprise that managing all those [...]Continue Reading →
San Francisco has once again waded into a controversial debate by passing novel legislation. Is the city crying wolf or protecting its citizens?
There have long been safety warnings on dangerous products, like cigarettes and alcohol. Now, in San Francisco at least, there are also warnings on cell phones.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors [...]Continue Reading →
United States Senators, Facebook users, and consumer advocate groups are rallying against recent changes to Facebook’s privacy settings. Recently, four Senators asked the Federal Trade Commission to make privacy guidelines clearer for all social networking sites, while the consumer protection group, The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), filed a complaint with the [...]Continue Reading →