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In the past year we have learned that the NSA collects information about our phone calls without using a warrant. We have also discovered that the FBI may be asking phone companies to track our calls, that camera-carrying drones are becoming more popular with businesses–and with teenagers who may use them to peer through each [...]

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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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The news out of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia threatening to ban BlackBerry Messenger because of concerns that the countries cannot adequately monitor messages has been big news in the business and technology world over the last few weeks. Following on the heels of that announcement, India is currently in a Continue Reading

Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 10, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

FCC gives Hollywood the green light to deactivate PCs and individual home theaters that show pirated movies.

9th Circuit will decide if First Sale Doctrine excuses eBay sales of record labels’ promotional CDs on eBay.

“Tell-All” generation rethinks privacy issues on Facebook as they enter [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 11, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees weighs in on the Supreme Court’s upcoming hearing in American Needle v. NFL.

NBA Commissioner David Stern hands down indefinite suspension for the Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas amidst gun investigation. Meanwhile, one University of Tennessee player involved in drug and firearms [...]

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After the failed Christmas airplane bombing, authorities have focused on possible methods to prevent such an attempt in the future. The technology of choice seems to be new full-body scanners that create an image of a person down to the level of his or her skin. While likely effective at detecting contraband, the scanning creates [...]

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Few would disagree with the statement that the Internet has led to a global revolution. Ideas and messages can be communicated to millions of others, all around the world, in mere seconds. While this is largely a good thing for now and the future, the Internet age has also complicated the application and enforcement of national and international laws. Copyrighted [...]

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently granted the National Football League (NFL) full immunity from suit in the event that its security measures fail to prevent a terrorist attack.

Under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies or SAFETY Act, part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Congress [...]

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