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Google to Supreme Court: Snagging Data from Unsecured Wi-Fi is Perfectly Legal
By Michael Shammas – Edited by Mary Schnoor

Google has filed a petition for a writ of certiorari asking the Supreme Court to label its Street View cars’ collection of unencrypted Wi-Fi traffic legal, appealing the Ninth Circuit’s decision that Google may have violated the federal Wiretap Act. Google believes unencrypted Wi-Fi traffic should be classed as “radio communications” accessible to the public.


Posted On Apr - 14 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Emma Winer

Third Circuit Vacates Hacker Conviction for Improper Venue

French Unions and Employers Agree to Curb After-Hours Work Email

Limited Sale of Google Glass Slated For April 15


Posted On Apr - 13 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Brazil’s Lower House Passes “Internet Bill of Rights”
By Ken Winterbottom – Edited by Husam El-Qoulaq

Last week, the lower house of Brazil’s Congress passed the landmark Marco Civil da Internet, which is being called an “Internet Bill of Rights.” The bill enshrines net neutrality and rights to privacy and freedom of expression online, and also shields Internet service providers from liability for content uploaded by third parties. The final version of the bill dropped a provision designed to limit data collection in response to extensive lobbying by Google and Facebook.


Posted On Apr - 6 - 2014 6 Comments READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Olga Slobodyanyuk

Microsoft changes its policy for accessing user data in investigating leaks

Supreme Court affirms Static Control’s standing in its false advertising suit against Lexmark

Consumers receive e-book conspiracy settlement payout while Apple’s litigation continues


Posted On Apr - 1 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Privacy Class Action Against Google Denied
By Sarah O’Loughlin – Edited by Ken Winterbottom

Google, Inc. scored a victory last week when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied class certification to Gmail users attempting to sue the company for violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users. On March 18, 2014 Judge Koh issued an opinion, finding that the issue of consent is too fundamental to the case and too different among the parties seeking class action status together.


Posted On Mar - 27 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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