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NYT – Selling Secrets of Phone Users to Advertisers

Selling Secrets of Phone Users to Advertisers – by Claire Cain Miller and Somini Sengupta,  October 5, 2013 “Now, smartphones know everything — where people go, what they search for, what they buy, what they do for fun and when they go to bed. That is why advertisers, and tech companies like Google and Facebook,Continue Reading

White Paper – Avoiding BYOD Legal Issues

Avoiding BYOD Legal Issues – Route1 Inc. September 2013 “Today’s business landscape is facing emerging legal issues stemming from bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives. The shift towards the use of personal computing devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones and now watches) to conduct business in theory is a win-win strategy for both the Enterprise and its employees.Continue Reading

EPIC – Federal Appellate Court Upholds Privacy Protection for Wi-Fi Communications

“The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling against Google in a case arising out of the Street View interception of private Wi-Fi communications. The lawsuit alleges that Google’s ongoing interception of Wi-Fi payload data through its Street View program violated several laws, including the federal Wiretap Act. The court rejectedContinue Reading

Paper – Open Wireless vs. Licensed Spectrum: Evidence from Market Adoption

“The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce the publication of Open Wireless vs. Licensed Spectrum: Evidence from Market Adoption, authored by Yochai Benkler, and published in the latest issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology [download here]. The paper reviews evidence from eight wireless markets: mobileContinue Reading

Pew – Mobile Health 2012 Survey

Mobile Health 2012 – by Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan, November 8, 2012 “Fully 85% of U.S. adults own a cell phone. Of those, 53% own smartphones. One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted two years ago, 17% of cell phoneContinue Reading

Coalition launches Open Wireless Movement

Via EFF: “What is the Open Wireless Movement? Imagine a future with ubiquitous open Internet. We envision a world where, in any urban environment: Dozens of open networks are available at your fingertips. The societal expectation is one of sharing, and, as a result, wireless Internet is more efficient. The false notion that an IPContinue Reading

Proposed Model Jury Instructions – The Use of Electronic Technology to Conduct Research on or Communicate about a Case

Proposed Model Jury Instructions – The Use of Electronic Technology to Conduct Research on or Communicate about a Case. Prepared by the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, June 2012 “I know that many of you use cell phones, Blackberries, the internet and other tools of technology. You also must not talkContinue Reading

EPIC – FCC Issues Stronger Telemarketing Rules to Protect Consumers

EPIC: “The Federal Communications Commission’s final rule amending the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) regulations is now in effect. The rule requires “(1)prior express written consent for all autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing calls to wireless numbers and residential lines; (2) allow[s] consumers to opt out of future robocalls during a robocall; (3) limit[s]Continue Reading

2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri – Mobile Media News Consumption Survey Executive Summary: Who uses mobile media devices?: “According to our findings, two-thirds of U.S. adults used at least one mobile media device in their daily lives during the first quarter of 2012. Smartphones and large media tablets are nowContinue Reading

Pew Report – Digital differences

Digital differences, by Kathryn Zickuhr, Aaron Smith. April 13, 2012: “When the Pew Internet Project first began writing about the role of the internet in American life in 2000, there were stark differences between those who were using the internet and those who were not. Today, differences in internet access still exist among different demographicContinue Reading

EPIC Urges Court to Affirm Privacy Protections for Home Wi-Fi Networks

“EPIC has filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit urging the court to affirm legal protections for users of home Wi-Fi networks. In Joffe v. Google, the plaintiffs sued Google for the interception and capture of private communications transferred over residential Wi-Fi networks. Google argued that it should be exempt from liability under theContinue Reading

Pew – The emerging information landscape – 8 realities of the "new normal"

“Pew Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote at the NFAIS annual conference about the way the internet and mobile connectivity have transformed the worlds of networked individuals. He discussed how normal life has changed in the past decade because of three revolutions in technology: 1) the spread of broadband; 2) the rise of mobile connectivity;Continue Reading