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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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Mike Seay is used to junk mail and received solicitations from OfficeMax for years. But the discount offering Seay received in late January stood out.  It was addressed to “Mike Seay, Daughter Killed in Car Crash.” Seay’s daughter Ashley had, in fact, died in a car accident in February 2013. And OfficeMax knew.

Seay mentioned [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 27, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson

Patent Eligibility Symposium Wrap-Up

On Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, JETLaw hosted its 2013-2014 symposium, Patents 101: From Computer Code to Genetic Codes, focusing on what, exactly, is eligible for patent protection. Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Federal Circuit delivered the keynote address, and panels addressed software patents, gene patents, and principles of patent [...]

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The Target: Protecting Consumers’ Data

On January 22, 2014 By Rebecca Loegering

Over the holiday season, Target suffered a highly publicized data breach affecting between 70 and 110 million customers, one of the largest breaches of retail data in history. This personally identifiable data was hacked, according to Target executives, by malware installed on point-of-sale devices in Target’s checkout lines. The malicious software — [...]

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This summer the Los Angeles Police Department hopes to outfit 600 of its officers with on-body video cameras. The cameras, unlike the picture at left, resemble a bluetooth ear piece and would attach to the officer’s collar or sunglasses. Funding for the project has been secured from private donors, with the department raising [...]

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Data Security and the Target Holiday Breach

On January 17, 2014 By John Craven

As the amount of consumer information stored and analyzed online by large corporations increases, the risk of identity theft and consumer fraud also greatly increase. In December, credit and debit card information of approximately 40 million Target customers was stolen when the Target computer systems were breached. This theft also included the personal identification [...]

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Privatizing the Surveillance State

On January 14, 2014 By Brooke McLeod

While the public is increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of government cameras and Internet snoops recording their daily behavior, Americans seem much more willing to routinely monitoring people, pets, or handymen.

People have had security cameras aimed at garage doors or novelty cameras aimed at ocean views for years. However, cameras that transmit images over [...]

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