Twitter to give over information in British case?

May 26, 2011
Twitter is apparently prepared to give British investigators information about users accused of violating a "super injunction". The injunction...
Posted In: england, Law, Twitter

Every counterfeit has its thorn

May 25, 2011
Fifty years ago, David Austin combined the old English Rose with modern roses to create a fuller, more fragrant flower. Now, David Austin Jr. is working to protect what is essentially his family's intellectual property rights.
Posted In: Law

Leahy introduces digital protection bill

May 24, 2011
Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) has introduced a bill that would require law enforcement authorities to obtain a warrant before searching someone's email...
Posted In: cloud, email, Law, leahy, privacy

British law vs. Whole internet via Twitter

May 23, 2011
A British athlete involved in a salacious scandal was awarded an injunction by a British court that prevented his name from being identified, the ...
Posted In: england, Law, Twitter

Baidu and China sued over censorship

May 19, 2011
Eight democracy activists living in New York filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against both the Chinese search engine Baidu and the Chinese government....
Posted In: baidu, China, Law

ACLU questioning Michigan police officers' use of extraction devices

Apr 20, 2011
Sounds like something out of Total Recall - extraction devices. The devices can download info - text messages, photos, videos, GPS data from most...
Posted In: Crime, Law, privacy

Online dating site screens for sex offenders

Apr 19, 2011 is now screening its users for past convictions of sex crimes using the US national sex offender registry. This all comes after a...
Posted In: Law,, singles, social media

"Samsung Galaxy tablet and phone. Hmm, where have we seen that design before? Ah yes, WHEN WE WERE DESIGNING IT!" - Apple

Apr 19, 2011
That might be a bit of a paraphrase but that's the heart of a new lawsuit from Apple against Samsung. Apple says that Samsung's iPhone and iPad...
Posted In: apple, iPad, iPhone, Law, samsung, smartphones, tablets

Gulf residents debate whether to get compensation from BP

Apr 15, 2011
Through all the conflicting data on the impact of the BP oil spill, Gulf residents are trying to quantify past, current and future damages so they can get compensated. Some are considering refusing the money, but retaining the right to sue the company.
Posted In: Law, Oil

Law enforcement officials are looking at your emails

Apr 13, 2011
Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian is out with a new paper that shows that law enforcement officials are increasingly asking for access to...
Posted In: government, Law, privacy