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We are likely all used to companies collecting information about our private online activity. Most top internet sites install tracking software that monitors activity across domains. With such pervasive internet surveillance already in place, one might ask what expectations of online privacy remain.
Despite open acknowledgement of private internet monitoring, most of the international [...]Continue Reading →
On January 18th the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, the green-light to take over NBC Universal. Comcast already owns a handful of cable channels, including E! Entertainment and the Golf Channel. However, through its acquisition of a fifty-one percent stake [...]Continue Reading →
Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.
House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s drive to establish a licensing and regulation system for Internet gambling still faces resistance.
70,000 blogs unexpectedly shut down by unidentified law [...]Continue Reading →
Reminiscent of music industry tycoons, producers of “The Hurt Locker” sue BitTorrent users for illegal downloading of the film.
Gary McKinnon, computer hacker that breached Department of Defense and NASA websites, fights extradition to the United States.
Woman’s war against Adobe demonstrates the [...]Continue Reading →
On April 16, 2010 By Richard Jacques
Well, it finally happened. America’s second-oldest institution for higher education has decided on its mascot. The College of William & Mary, founded by King William III and Queen Mary II of England in 1693, has once again changed its mascot. The winner . . . (drum roll please) . . . a [...]Continue Reading →
Rivalry between Adobe and Apple continues with launch of Apple’s iPad; cross developments between products might be affected.
Tensions rising with Twitter becoming viable competitor with iPhone’s App Store.
Privacy concerns arise as hundreds of WordPress Blogging sites are hacked.
Three [...]Continue Reading →
What a twist!
Today, Apple announced the new features of the iPhone 4 OS. According to Macworld, these features include iAd, a new advertising platform designed specifically for the iPhone. iAd will allow Apple developers to embed advertisements in their applications, which could result in cheaper or free applications from iPhone’s App Store. [...]Continue Reading →
In a unanimous decision today, the D.C. Circuit vacated an order previously issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), mandating that Comcast not selectively limit its users’ bandwidth–namely, that the FCC cannot regulate Comcast’s practice of limiting bandwidth use by peer-to-peer programs. See below for a breakdown of what the decision means [...]Continue Reading →
On January 7, 2010 By Abbey Morrow
On November 12, 2009 By Brian Van Wyk
In September 2009, the FDA adopted a new regulation banning flavored tobacco. The ban specifically targets candy and fruit-flavored cigarettes. While this issue may be obscure to some, for others, it’s a big deal–their favorite brands of cigarettes have been made illegal with little public debate while the country is occupied with a tanking economy [...]Continue Reading →