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You’ve just witnessed a terrible incident on the opposite side of a rural highway. Even though you are not involved, you know what to do: call 911. Immediately after pressing those digits you have avoided save circumstances such as this, a voice answers, “911, what is your emergency?” After a chaotic recitation of the traumatic […]

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The Internet of Things: Cyber Dangers in a Wireless World

On September 29, 2016 By

Apple’s launch of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was met with early enthusiasm, despite the controversy surrounding Apple’s removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack and a glitch with the wired Lightning EarPods included with the phone. Apple also released a new wireless headphones called Apple […]

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People go to the theatre to get away from it all–but what happens when the troubles of the outside world intrude on New York’s greatest escape? Deficit hawks and government bureaucracy alike have found a new target, albeit inadvertently: Broadway theatres.  Theaters everywhere rely on wireless microphones not only to communicate lighting cues, […]

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Google Settles Street View Privacy Case

On March 18, 2013 By

Internet search giant Google has agreed to a settlement, including a $7 million payout, with a group of states in a case involving privacy complaints. The complaints stem from Google’s street view cars, which travel the roads taking 360-degree pictures as well as the location of wireless hotspots and cell phone towers. They […]

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Congress Not Partisan Neutral on Net Neutrality

On March 15, 2011 By

House Republicans voted to prevent [subscription required] the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from implementing new rules intended to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Specifically, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, by a 15-8 vote along party lines, approved a measure that would invalidate FCC net neutrality rules intended to give the agency the […]

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But They Will Never Take. . .Our Internets!

On February 3, 2011 By

Amid growing protests of President Mubarak’s thirty-year autocratic rule, the Egyptian government has shut down the nation’s Internet and wireless networks, as well as stripped Al Jazeera of its broadcasting license and press cards. The President’s presumed goal is to abate protest organizations’ recruitment and assembly efforts via social websites and to limit […]

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FCC Dials Back Consumer Guidance on Cell Phone Radiation

On October 6, 2010 By

The Washington Post reported late last week that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently changed its consumer guidance on cell phone purchases to no longer suggest that consumers concerned about cancer buy cellphones with lower radiation emissions. The change was revealed on a consumer factsheet entitled, “SAR For Cell Phones: What […]

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Forget the Jury Consultant, Just Google

On September 14, 2010 By

If it’s okay to Google someone before a first date or job interview, why not during the jury selection process?

During a Morris County medical malpractice trial on May 14, 2009, Superior Court Judge David Rand asked plaintiff’s lawyer Mitchell Makowicz Jr. if he was Googling jurors’ names during the selection process.  The […]

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San Francisco has once again waded into a controversial debate by passing novel legislation. Is the city crying wolf or protecting its citizens?

There have long been safety warnings on dangerous products, like cigarettes and alcohol. Now, in San Francisco at least, there are also warnings on cell phones.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors […]

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White Space is No Longer Dead Space

On November 6, 2008 By

At first, it boggles the mind. Between channel four and channel five, for example, there is something. This broadcast space is commonly referred to as “white space” and it’s just become much more accessible.

The Federal Communications Commission recently voted to allow unlicensed personal devices access to the space. Arguably, the […]

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