Tag Archives: privacy

Will Facebook’s Privacy Policy Cause Users to Close Their Accounts?

Post by Randall Ryder Social media giant Facebook has been under fire in recent weeks for concerns about another privacy policy. In the last few months, Facebook has made a number of changes to their privacy policy. For the most part,…

Senators Criticize Facebook Security Policy

Three Democratic Senators held a press conference last week to criticize Facebook’s new information policy, which allows Facebook to share more information to third parties without user’s consent. The new privacy setting requires users to opt-out, rather than opt-in, to…

Cloud computing tips for lawyers

Cloud computing is one of the best technologies we’ve had in the last decade. It gives us mobility, versatility, security, and powerful ways to manipulate our data. It’s also cheap. Because it’s rooted in the Internet, some express legitimate concerns with cloud computing,…

A car means less freedom

An old cliché says that a car gives freedom. But if freedom means the absence of state intrusion in our personal choices, then that cliché is plain wrong. Drivers are less free than pedestrians or transit passengers. There are three…

Bush Terrorist Surveillance Program Committed Illegal Wiretaps

A federal judge has ruled that certain terrorist surveillance efforts under former President Bush were illegal. The case at hand dealt with recording the phone calls of an Islamic charity and two attorneys without a warrant. The conversations were recorded…

School Spies on Students At Home Through School Issued Laptops

A Pennsylvania school has been accused of spying on students at home through webcams on school issued laptops. The school has just been named as Defendant in a class action suit. The Plaintiff was allegedly disciplined by the school for…

Pope says full body scanners violate personal integrity

During a meeting with members of the aerospace industry, Pope Benedict XVI voiced his displeasure over the proposed usage of full body scanners. The United States, and other countries, are expected to install scanners that scan through clothing, and effectively…

Should Twitter be part of jury instructions?

The Committee on Court Administration and Case Management suggests that jury instructions should include specific prohibitions against Twitter, among other things. The recent proposal was driven by increasing juror misfeasance, in the form of using smartphones to do research or…

California Gay Marriage Trial To Be Shown on YouTube

A federal court judge in California has decided to broadcast the upcoming trial on California’s gay marriage ban as part the 9th Circuits experimental broadcast program. The experimental program, just adopted, allows non-jury civil cases to be filmed by court…