Senator Franken Opens a New Front in the Battle over Privacy

Apr 11, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Senator Al Franken has challenged virtual reality (VR) equipment developer, Oculus, to clarify and expand its privacy policies and practices.

U.S. Government Demands Source Code Access

Apr 4, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

There are now reports that the U.S. government has on multiple occasions successfully compelled commercial companies to provide proprietary computer source code to the government for analysis and use.

Update on International Regulation of Data Privacy

Mar 31, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

As e-commerce has grown in the world economy, one of the most challenging issues has been what to do with all of the personal data that is accumulated by merchants from electronic transactions.

Export Control Laws Limit 3-D Printing of Guns

Mar 28, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Litigation now in progress tests the limits of federal export control law applicability to 3-D printing of guns and other weapons.

FCC Assesses $1.35 Million Fine Against Verizon for “Supercookie” Use

Mar 21, 2016 By: Craig Blakeley

The FCC has reportedly required Verizon to pay a fine of approximately $1.5 million for its use of “supercookies.”

Brazilian Authorities Arrest, Then Free Facebook Executive in Privacy Case

Mar 14, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

In a privacy case associated with the mobile messaging platform, “WhatsApp,” police in Brazil arrested and briefly detained an executive of WhatsApp parent company, Facebook.

Germany Authorizes Police Use of Spyware for Surveillance

Mar 7, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

German courts have authorized the police in that country to load surveillance software onto computers and mobile devices, without the permission of the owners or operators of those devices.

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.

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