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Attack of the Zombie Profiles

On January 26, 2011 By Ilana Kattan

Sometimes, the information I learn online raises more questions than it answers. For instance, did you know that my mother is the same age as my sister? Or that my parents’ home is worth  $331,000 more if my father is considered the owner than if my mother is considered the owner (does my father own [...]

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Is “Facebook Privacy” an Oxymoron?

On October 29, 2010 By Kathryn Brown

Yet again, the spotlight is on Facebook. While the famed social networking site has garnered attention in the past for pushing the privacy envelope, this time, Facebook is on the defensive after revelation that some of its third-party software applications, or “apps,” leaked personally identifiable information about [...]

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Zuckerberg may have been onto something earlier this year when he declared that privacy is dead. Although digital privacy expectations may not be entirely dead, the California courtroom and corporate worlds have both done their part this month to bring privacy to extinction.

Apple is thinking about patenting spyware that would [...]

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Is More Technology Always A Better Thing?

On September 10, 2010 By Yoshana Jones

Google recently launched its “Instant Search” – a technological program which allows Internet users to type only the first few letters of a word before Google suggests search results. For example, if one types the letters V-A-N into Google’s search engine, it would suggest results ranging any where from Vanderbilt to [...]

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Can You Track Me Now?

On September 9, 2010 By Kate Kliebert

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 a [...]

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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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Attorneys General from approximately thirty states are discussing whether Google violated any laws when cars used by the company to snap pictures for the Street View service also collected personal information sent over a number of unsecured wireless networks. Last Thursday, Attorneys General of these states participated in a conference call to discuss [...]

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