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Social Media Rule #1: Shed Your Idiots Now

September 5th 2013

Are organizations that are fixated on having the right social media policy missing the chance to address larger cultural deficits? Consider sad story of Northwestern University’s School of Medicine, now being sued for the unethical and potentially malicious use of social media by one of its fellows.

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EFF: Verizon Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy, Others Do

April 30th 2013

Dropbox and LinkedIn, I knew there was something I liked about you….Verizon and Amazon, shape-up! Get a look at who the EFF says is, and isn’t, standing up for your privacy.

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LinkedIn’s Bad Week: 6.5m Hacked Passwords, And Caught Sucking In Your Private Data

June 6th 2012

Linked In confirms that potentially millions of its passwords have been compromised – and this comes just a day after they were discovered to be sneaking data from mobile users may fall on the wrong site of privacy rules. Here’s what you need to do right now to protect your data and perhaps your identity.

The Digital Hunt for the Craigslist Killer Spawns Fresh Legal Issues

May 1st 2012

Along with a huge amount of info, photos and recordings around the “Craigslist Killer” investigation – the Boston Police’s release of its Facebook subpoena response raises a tangle of unresolved privacy issues. These include whether Facebook’s policies favor prosecutors, and the privacy of innocent friends. You can also listen in on the cat and mouse of the interrogation, which is on YouTube. Amazing.

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SNOPA: Bill to Protect Facebook Privacy Introduced in Congress

April 29th 2012

A bill to protect privacy on social networks such as Facebook has been introduced in Congress. Here’s a serious reality check on why smart employers should keep well away from their staff’s social grid.

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Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Tracking Cookies

October 6th 2011

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook for the use of tracking cookies that records browsing history after users have logged off the service. Imagine the Winklevoss brothers with a mob of 150 million potential litigants.

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Are You Ready for the US Government as the Arbiter of Trust and Privacy?

April 22nd 2011

Not all nations spy on their people without court orders, but the Washington does. In in my mind, this excludes them from the privacy and trust business. And there are good reasons to be skeptical of Washington’s new approach to national online identity management.

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Nationalism and Your Personal Life: How Privacy Will Reach Its Market Inflection

December 7th 2010

Would you be reluctant participate in a social network that provides backdoor access to a foreign intelligence agency? Consider that the rest of the world already is, and that every government is asking for just such access to services running in their jurisdictions. Nationalism brings a whole new gravitas to personal privacy, and foreign debt.

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Why Is Google Stalking My Friend Anna Bolotovsky? (Litigators,Take Note)

November 29th 2010

Has Google made a privacy slip-up? Imagine finding your real gmail use portrayed on CNN. No matter what terms of use say, isn’t privacy inherent to providing a suitable email service?

Pennsylvania “Blake Robbins” Webcam Privacy Suit Discussed: What Good is Suing A School?

February 23rd 2010

As the case of the Pennsylvania school system that allegedly spied on their students gains broader attention, the Lazy Man and Money blog raises a provocative question…why sue a school? Lawyers and lawsuits are controversial, especially as we debate health care and malpractice reform.  I’d like to hear what you think about this. The more [...]