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Google Collects Data from Student Users… For What?

On February 25, 2016 By sdotzel

When it comes to data collection from use of devices and programs considered “necessities” in today’s world, the all too common question is – what is this data really being used for? This question was posed in a very public way by Senator Al Franken, the chief Democrat in the US Senate’s Privacy, Technology, and [...]

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Migrants fleeing persecution from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia are streaming into Europe and have presented European policymakers with their biggest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration estimates that over 464,000 migrants have crossed into Europe during the first nine months of 2015. Syrians fleeing their [...]

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Google Book Scanning Upheld by U.S Appeals Court

On October 28, 2015 By jlukasiewicz

On Oct. 16th, the Second United States Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that Google’s Books scanning effort to create an online library does not violate copyright law and is protected by fair use. The decision, which rejects the latest challenge in Authors Guild v. Google, also held that Google’s provision of [...]

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EU Charges Google with Antitrust Violations

On April 21, 2015 By jlukasiewicz

On April 15, 2015, Europe formally accused Google of antitrust violations by using the company’s massive search engine to skew results in favor its comparison shopping services, known as Google shopping. Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s competition commissioner, after accusing Google of abuse, through what is known as a “Statement of Objections,” gave Google [...]

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Last year, when Comcast announced its plan to purchase Time Warner Cable, the deal came under heavy scrutiny from consumer advocates. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, one of the Senate’s most liberal members, called the proposed deal “a disaster.” In a letter to the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the [...]

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On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an Enforcement Advisory that notified businesses that blocking personal WiFi networks, or “hotspots,” is illegal and in violation of Section 333 of the Communications Act. Such actions, the FCC warned, “could lead to the assessment of substantial monetary penalties.”

This warning comes after the [...]

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Nickelodeon’s Kids v. Google

On January 28, 2015 By Doruk Onvural

From the desk of all things data privacy and Big Brother: Viacom and Google beat a class action lawsuit that aimed to punish the digital giants for data collection of information on children’s (under the age of 13) computers conducted in the interest of selling advertising.

The issue came about from Viacom and Google’s [...]

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Since 1996 Section 230 Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), as interpreted by the courts, has given website hosts and creators a broad immunity for claims against them of libel that traditional publishers have not been afforded.

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The Increasing Use of Virtual Physicians

On October 24, 2014 By Mark Foley

As the costs of both delivering and receiving health care services continue to increase, doctors are looking for new ways to deliver quality health advice in an efficient manner. One way they are doing so is through virtual patient consultations. For instance, MeMD offers 24/7 services in most states [...]

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International Cybertheft on the Rise

On October 22, 2014 By Christine Carletta

In the wake of the government’s indictment against members of Unit 61398, the Shanghai-based cyberunit of the People’s Liberation Army, economic cybertheft against private industries continues to rise. Last week, the FBI issued a private warning to industries that another high-level group of Chinese hackers [...]

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