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Why Data Portability Promotes Competition

On November 11, 2019 By

When 51 leading CEOs recently sent a letter to Congressional leaders to urge the adoption of a national consumer data privacy law, they indicated that one reason for its enactment would be to “enable continued innovation and growth in the data economy.” Now, a focused bipartisan Senate bill has emerged that promises to support greater […]

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It is hard to imagine anyone on social media in 2019 who has not encountered the trendy phrase “Taco Tuesday.” Lebron James, for example, has posted videos on social media and tweeted “Taco Tuesday,” announcing his love for tacos. James even filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) […]

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LinkedIn to Government Secrets

On September 23, 2019 By

While the overt theft of intellectual property and other trade secrets by the Chinese government has been a focal point of President Trump’s trade war with China, recent reports reveal how social media has emerged as one of the Chinese government’s preferred methods of espionage. Instead of sending operatives to the United States to target […]

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After last year’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement were criticized for failing to react to red flags on the perpetrator’s social media. Threatening social media behavior is increasingly common, and school districts often feel the need to monitor the internet for signs of potential safety incidents.

Social media threat services offer one solution. […]

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The Sharent Trap

On November 13, 2018 By

Photos of children and grandchildren used to be reserved exclusively for mantles and wallets. Family and friends would go years without seeing those distant to them, and the phrase “you were THIS big when I last saw you,” followed by a squeeze of the cheeks was a rite of passage at each family reunion. Gone […]

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The polls were overwhelmed on Tuesday, November 6 with an influx of voters, young and old, ready to make a difference and influence their local communities by voting. But as the date for 2018 midterm elections drew nearer, social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat were overwhelmed with another issue—how their platforms were influencing […]

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The Next Generation of Fake News

On March 2, 2018 By

On February 16, 2018, the Justice Department issued an indictment charging the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization employing hundreds of individuals and having a budget over a million dollars, and thirteen individuals with trying to influence the 2016 election. The organization allegedly studied audience engagement with social media posts and then posed as […]

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Last week, the Trump Administration acknowledged in a legal filing that the President has been blocking users on Twitter for criticizing him or his policies. The filing was part of a stipulation in an ongoing lawsuit brought by The Knight Institute for the First Amendment. The Institute has been assisting a group of […]

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As more people turn to online and mobile sources for news and entertainment, the advertising industry has followed. Instead of focusing on traditional advertising methods, many brands now engage in “influencer” marketing campaigns. Paying celebrities to endorse your products on their social media pages is not a new practice, but now typical celebrities are not […]

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In today’s social-media focused Internet age, many new doting parents will flood friends’ Facebook news feeds with pictures of their newly arrived chubby-cheeked children. At first glance, this behavior seems innocuous – but the French police earlier this week warned citizens that Internet predators, identity thieves, and other unscrupulous individuals could view those pictures […]

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