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US Magazine and People are no longer the only sources revealing intimate details about the private lives of celebrities. Over the holiday weekend, hundreds of nude celebrity photos were made available to a few million more than their intended audience. Among the stars hacked were Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, and most notably, Jennifer Lawrence.

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Earlier this year, Facebook agreed to purchase the startup messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion. WhatsApp has become hugely popular in the last few years due to its instant messaging capability, but without the usual carrier fees associated with text messaging, its compatibility with all major mobile operating systems, and its [...]

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On August 11, 2014, the California Senate passed cellular phone anti-theft legislation, sending it to Governor Jerry Brown to be signed into law.  The bill, SB 962, mandates that any smartphone built and distributed in California after July 1, 2015 must have a “technological solution” that would prevent new [...]

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The United States Supreme Court recently decided Riley v. California. Two separate Amici Curiae briefs petitioning for Writ of Certiorari  (available here and herecited a note published by the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology, continuing the journal’s impressive rise to the [...]

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The Eleventh Circuit handed down a groundbreaking decision this past week, holding in United States v. Davis that the Fourth Amendment protects information about a person’s cell site data.

Cell site data reveals a cellphone’s physical address at call origination, duration, and termination. In Davis, that information was provided [...]

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The dating game has changed. In our fast-paced society, formal courtship has been supplanted by big businesses playing matchmaker. A 2013 study shows that one in ten Americans has used an online dating service or a mobile app equivalent. The stigma associated with online dating has lessened, and social [...]

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Facebook Inc. will soon start using information gathered from third-party websites and mobile applications for more targeted advertising.  In a statement released June 12, the company said that it is “making ads better” by showing its 1.28 billion monthly users “ads that are more relevant to their interests.”

“Today, we learn about your [...]

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Like a diamond, the internet is forever. But should it be? As more of our lives move online, digital storage continues to expand exponentially, and search engines become ever-more adept at culling that information, some people are questioning whether internet users should have the right to be forgotten.

Last month, the European [...]

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The Oculus Rift, at a mere two years old, has taken the gaming press by storm. The Rift is a motion-tracking, head-tracking 3D screen that you wear on your head for complete immersion. After the thoroughly terrible VR days of the 90s, maybe nobody expected VR to be a real thing [...]

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mSpy is a mobile monitoring software that runs in stealth mode on a phone, enabling a remote user to track the phone’s activity, including text messages, emails, calls, location changes, and even calendar updates.  One simply has to log in online to a cloud-based control panel to review the wealth of aggregated information. The [...]

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