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You’ve probably been the victim of a misleading text from one of your favorite companies promising gift cards or other fabulous prizes.  By clicking the link, you’d likely have been directed to a web site asking for your personal information, such as social security or credit card number, and rarely leading to an actual reward. [...]

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The Federal Trade Commission is trying to stick its finger in the dike to keep the North Sea of privacy concerns back.  The FTC recently issued a staff report “Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing” (.pdf) demonstrating that, besides having a sense of humor, the FTC thinks mobile [...]

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Less than a week after Facebook announced plans to enable face recognition across its social networking site, privacy groups demonstrated the gravity of their concerns about the new technology, filing a complaint that asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to force Facebook to end plans for the new service. The privacy groups specifically asked that the FTC stop Facebook from [...]

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Don’t Mess With Utah?

On October 26, 2010 By Charles Michels

In early 2009, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff couldn’t take it anymore. After he watched the Utah Utes football program go undefeated in the regular season for the second time in five years, he believed that the Utes deserved a place in the NCAA’s BCS title game. However, just like in 2004, the Utes [...]

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Bad Apple

On August 18, 2010 By Chris Lantz

Has Apple bitten off more than it can chew? Apple, known for being overprotective of its products, may have taken its application xenophobia too far, as evidenced by a few recent modifications to its App Store developer agreement.

A little background may be necessary: Apple iPhones (without being jail broken — recently found [...]

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By now most have been warned of the dangers of posting sensitive or private information on social network sites. But this past Monday, July 12, 2010, National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story detailing the latest risk faced by users of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and the like. Collection agencies are using social networking [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 5, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Elena Kagan’s record indicates she might be friendly to entertainment cases.

Finland becomes first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.

Supreme Court decides patent door should stay open for those creating new business methods.

Alleged “Twilight” [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg…

On June 28, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Federal court finds senatorial candidate Charles DeVore’s political campaign advertisements utilizing Don Henley’s music are not Fair Use.

Congress has driven a stake through the heart of movie box office futures trading — banning the practice.

Federal Trade Commission settles with Twitter in privacy case.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 14, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Federal Trade Commission opens investigation into whether Apple is using its position in the market to harm competitors.

DNA introduced to bolster thirty-year old murder charges in Atlanta killings.

Vince Young facing issues off the field for misdemeanor assault and involvement in altercation in Dallas 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 regulatory [...]

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