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With last week’s announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, the tech giant has come under scrutiny from lawmakers, regulators, and the general public. Just one week after Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive officer, introduced the company’s latest offerings, Apple is seemingly running damage control. This may come as no surprise (to [...]

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Bitcoin Education Day on Capitol Hill

On September 5, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

The newly-enacted Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC), a bitcoin lobbying group, brought more than thirty professionals from the bitcoin industry to Capitol Hill on August 29 in an effort to spread awareness about the digital currency.

The CDC’s goal is to provide information to lawmakers and the general public about the bitcoin technology in [...]

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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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U.N. to Regulate the Internet?

On February 8, 2013 By Dahni Barav

We are likely all used to companies collecting information about our private online activity.  Most top internet sites install tracking software that monitors activity across domains.  With such pervasive internet surveillance already in place, one might ask what expectations of online privacy remain.

Despite open acknowledgement of private internet monitoring, most of the international community has [...]

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On January 18th the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, the green-light to take over NBC Universal. Comcast already owns a handful of cable channels, including E! Entertainment and the Golf Channel. However, through its acquisition of a fifty-one percent stake in [...]

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India Wins in BlackBerry Battle

On September 8, 2010 By Lauren Jacques

Personal privacy suffered a huge blow on foreign soil earlier last week as Research in Motion, the Canadian-based manufacturer of BlackBerry communication devices, caved in response to the Indian government’s demand for access to encrypted information on the devices. Without such access, Indian officials claimed they would ban the use of BlackBerrys all together. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 26, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.

House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s drive to establish a licensing and regulation system for Internet gambling still faces resistance.

70,000 blogs unexpectedly shut down by unidentified law enforcement agency.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 31, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Reminiscent of music industry tycoons, producers of “The Hurt Locker” sue BitTorrent users for illegal downloading of the film.

Gary McKinnon, computer hacker that breached Department of Defense and NASA websites, fights extradition to the United States.

Woman’s war against Adobe demonstrates the advantages of Continue Reading

Well, it finally happened. America’s second-oldest institution for higher education has decided on its mascot. The College of William & Mary, founded by King William III and Queen Mary II of England in 1693, has once again changed its mascot. The winner . . . (drum roll please) . . . a “ Continue Reading

Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 12, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Rivalry between Adobe and Apple continues with launch of Apple’s iPad; cross developments between products might be affected.

Tensions rising with Twitter becoming viable competitor with iPhone’s App Store.

Privacy concerns arise as hundreds of WordPress Blogging sites are hacked.

Three most popular American Continue Reading