Apple, “Clueful,” and the Complexities of Mobile Apps Privacy

Jul 23, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

“Clueful,” an app that helped users to determine which of the many apps he or she has downloaded were “misbehaving,” was recently removed by Apple from its App Store with no comment.

Google vs. Apple, and the Power of the Court in Patent Disputes

Jul 17, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Judge Posner has reminded us that individual judges continue to wield substantial power over IP rights enforcement through their rulings in individual infringement cases.

Did the Netflix-ADA ruling break the Internet? Not so much

Jul 16, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A ruling in the Netflix/closed captioning case has a lot of pundits very riled. A close examination at the ruling reveals a lot of hysteria over nothing.

Google, Guardian of Political Dissent?

Jul 12, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Through user notification systems, Google is fighting efforts by governments to censor online content and crack down on dissidents.

Hot Docs: New ruling bypasses SCA protections for Facebook posts

Jul 12, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

In a new ruling, a California court of appeals invented a way to bypass SCA protections over private Facebook posts through compelling a party to provide consent.

Twitter Grants Employees Control over I.P. Rights Enforcement

Jul 9, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Twitter recently implemented an intellectual property rights management policy which grants control over rights enforcement to the employees who created the property

Medical Body Area Networks: Integrating Our Bodies into the Internet

Jun 18, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Today’s technology makes it possible for mobile communications networks to transmit and receive data within the human body – making our bodies part of the Internet

Webmasters Beware: legal liability for user-provided content

Jun 14, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

There have been increasing efforts by different governments to hold webmasters legally responsible for material posted by individual Internet users.

Smart Cars, Privacy, and Security

Jun 6, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

As cars get smarter, the risk of privacy and security violations increase. These technological advances need to be balanced against such costs

Ancestry.com: Where Online and Genome Privacy Issues Meet

Jun 4, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Ancestry.com has begun to collect DNA information, which can be even more sensitive and damaging than financial information.