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Google Apologizes for Stealing Customers From Kenyan Startup

Google has apologized — via Google+ and by phone — to the CEO of an African startup whose databases were compromised by a Kenya-based team working for Google.
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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Digital Free Speech Cases [VIDEO]

Should schools be allowed to censor students who create fake social media profiles that defame other classmates or authority figures?
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Harlow advises providers to set clear policies on social media - FierceHealthIT

Harlow advises providers to set clear policies on social mediaFierceHealthITHe warns professionals who employ these kinds of sites to be aware that they may raise legal issues such as illegal fee-splitting, illegal kickbacks in exchange for referrals,...
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New Legal Challenge - Who Owns Followers on Twitter? - TechNewsWorld

New Legal Challenge - Who Owns Followers on Twitter?TechNewsWorldBeginning in April 2006, Kravitz worked for PhoneDog as a product reviewer and video blogger.
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Law Society of England & Wales Issues Social Media Guidelines

In late December the Law Society of England & Wales issued a practice note setting out a number of guidelines for solicitors concerning social media.
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SOPA Internet Debate Occurring in Media Vacuum (Firedoglake)

The opposition to a pair of copyright protection bills that could lead to Internet censorship has grown over the past week.
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Privacy Roundup: Mandatory Data Retention, Smart Meter Hacks, and Law Enforcement Usage of "Silent SMS"

CDT Releases White Paper on Data Retention
The Center for Democracy and Technology has released a memo (PDF) on the economic costs, technical complications, and privacy implications of a data retention mandate.
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CSI: Xbox—how cops perform Xbox Live stakeouts and console searches

In June 2009, a Massachusetts state trooper was gathering evidence in a case that involved a suspect having sex with an underage girl. He hoped to find one crucial piece of evidence—video of the encounter—on a digital device from the suspect's home.
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No Response From Pippins v. KPMG Judge in Possible Discovery Agreement

A possible resolution to the controversial discovery dispute in Pippins v.
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Internet leader defends coming changes in URLs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Companies and law enforcement agencies nervous about a huge expansion in Internet domains - adding to .com, .net and others - will have many ways to protect trademarks and identify...
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Twitter, Facebook, Google endorse alternate online piracy bill

Eight of the largest Web companies have endorsed an online piracy bill offered by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) as an alternative to the unpopular Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counterpart, Protect IP.
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Shopping Center Tracking System Condemned by Civil Rights Campaigners

hypnosec writes "Civil rights campaigners have spoken out against a technology used by several shopping centers in the UK to track consumers using their mobile signals.
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Reactions to the Web's Protests Against Piracy Bills

The virtual movement to protest two antipiracy bills in Congress has provoked a wide range of reactions around the Web, from people cheering the protest to others who say that limiting access to information is not an effective way to cause change...
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It’s Not Over: SOPA’s Chief Sponsor Isn’t Backing Down

Even though a co-sponsors of SOPA and PIPA pulled their support for the bills on Wednesday, SOPA’s lead backer says he’s not backing down and “expects to move forward” with the bill next month.
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Who's Flying Those Drones? FAA Won't Say

netbuzz writes "The Electronic Frontier Foundation nine months ago filed a Freedom of Information Act request to prompt the FAA to release the names of government agencies and private entities that have received permission to fly unmanned aircraft...
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Prime-Time TV Network News Ignoring SOPA [REPORT]

Have you noticed TV news networks are largely quiet on SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) during prime-time viewing hours? You’re not alone.
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Dutch court orders 2 Internet service providers to block customer access to Pirate Bay

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered two major Internet service providers in the Netherlands to block their customers from accessing The Pirate Bay website or face large fines.
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Online Privacy Bills Rely on Ignorance, Fiction ??? Not Facts, Understanding and Reality

Opposition to legislation that would regulate the Internet, unsettle investors, and add millions in legal costs for tech and telecom companies is growing. The American Taxpayers Union??
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The SOPAbox: Defeating online piracy by destroying the internet (Massively)

Filed under: Video , Culture , Events, real-world , MMO industry , News items , Opinion , Legal , The Soapbox , Miscellaneous Disclaimer: The Soapbox column is entirely the opinion of this week's writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of...
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Dodging a Bullet (For Now): No Harm, No Foul for Data Destruction

Check out "The Risks of Failing to Preserve Patent Prosecution Files," an article I wrote for LTN's website. It discusses a unique patent litigation remedy for spoliation claims. In Metso Minerals, Inc.
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Biometrics in Argentina: Mass Surveillance as a State Policy

Last year, the UK dismantled their national ID scheme and shredded their National Identity Registry in response to great public outcry over the privacy-invasive program. Unfortunately privacy protections have been less rosy elsewhere.
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Are Drones Watching You?

Today, EFF filed suit against the Federal Aviation Administration seeking information on drone flights in the United States.
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How To Bypass SOPA Restrictions With De-SOPA.

"De-Sopa - The firefox extension that lets you access any website blocked by SOPA."

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Pro-Piracy Group Says It's A Recognized Religion

"The Missionary Church of Kopimism has one central belief: that it's okay to copy information, in any form." Steve's note: It just gets weirder and weirder, doesn't it? 

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