Discussions of the law as it applies to technology and cyberspace, includes issues of computing, technology, and risk…and evolving intersections with ecommerce, IP, social media, and privacy.

Federal Judge Sides with Apple in iPhone Encryption Debate

Mar 3, 2016 By: Marissa Bartolucci

On Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein found the government lacked authority, under the All Writs Act, to force Apple to break its own digital security protocols.

Track Changes: ABA TECHSHOW is Trending

Mar 2, 2016 By: Jared Correia

When spring comes back around, so does the American Bar Association’s annual technology smorgasbord: ABA TECHSHOW, this time for its thirtieth iteration.

Carnegie Mellon University Wins All-Time Biggest Computer Patent Settlement

Feb 29, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Carnegie Mellon University recently settled its patent infringement lawsuits against Marvel Technology for a payment of $750 million.

Federal Court Action in iPhone Privacy Case Threatens the Internet of Things

Feb 26, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

The actions of federal authorities in iPhone security case could set precedent which would threaten the privacy of everyone around the world who uses any type of data collecting device.

In Facebook Case, French Courts Find Terms of Service Violate Consumer Law

Feb 24, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Two French courts recently ruled that Facebook’s Terms of Service violate French consumer protection laws.

FBI and Federal Court Use 18th Century Law to Force Apple to Circumvent iPhone Security

Feb 22, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

A federal judge in California has required Apple to circumvent some of the security measures built in to the iPhone used by San Bernadino terror suspect,

F.B.I. v. Apple: Privacy Concerns and National Security Interests Face-Off

Feb 19, 2016 By: Marissa Bartolucci

On February 16th, Apple posted a Customer Letter on its website detailing its opposition to a federal court order that would require it to assist the F.B.I. in hacking an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attack.

Facebook in India: Where Net Neutrality Meets the Digital Divide

Feb 16, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

The interaction between Facebook and the Indian government highlights the complex challenges associated with attempts to bring Internet access to the least affluent people.

Students Sue Google, Claim E-Mail Privacy Violations

Feb 8, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Four former University of California (Berkeley) students and several non-students who corresponded via e-mail with university students have filed two privacy lawsuits against Google.

Open Access for Broadband Proposed in West Virginia

Feb 1, 2016 By: Craig Blakeley

A bill proposed in the West Virginia state legislature would authorize that state’s government to build and operate a 2,000 mile broadband network throughout the state.

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