In my latest Patexia post, Buying and Selling Your Personal Data | Patexia.com, I make the unusual (for me, anyway) observation that it doesn’t matter that advertisers are getting our personal info. And / or that there will come a time when our privacy is eroded so much that personal data is ubiquitous, and [...]
August 25, 2011 6:30 PM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
With upcoming games such as Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic, Electronic Arts’ products are certain to be bound for a lot of PCs. According to a growing group of unhappy gamers, however, EA’s Origin digital distribution system will be going much [...]
August 24, 2011 12:56 PM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
The U. S. government must get a warrant to access wireless provider records, according to Monday’s ruling by a United States District Judge.
Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the Eastern District of New York ruled that the U. S. federal government was not within it [...]
August 17, 2011 5:45 PM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
With a $26 million class-action suit against Apple, iPhone users have turned South Korea into the latest location-tracking battleground.
Each of the approximately 27000 South Korean iPhone users are suing for 1 Million Won, or about $932, according to the Associated Press. One of [...]
August 11, 2011 7:23 AM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
While many earlier reports scoffed at media coverage highlighting the role of social media and BlackBerry devices in the UK riots, the allegations became much more serious when the phrase “BlackBerry Riots” suddenly went viral.
The basic “BlackBerry Riots” theory stems from the observation [...]
July 28, 2011 10:09 AM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
BT has been forced to block a filesharing site in a judgement hailed by Hollywood copyright investors and lobbyists.
Justice Arnold of the Chancery Division of the High Court ruled that BT (British Telecommunications) must block Newzbin2, a filesharing portal, because an estimated 70% [...]
July 11, 2011 6:57 PM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
Since last week, a controversy has been building concerning a deal between ISPs and copyright organizations to issue “copyright alerts” to users, and punish further offenses with “mitigation measures”. While some hail the deal, others find it a big step in a very dangerous [...]
July 2, 2011 12:20 PM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
Google’s Street View lawsuits will proceed, according to a federal judge on Wednesday. The company’s request for dismissal was denied without prejudice, so Google may resubmit the request should it compose a stronger argument.
Judge James Ware, chief judge of the U.S. District Court [...]
July 2, 2011 11:16 AM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
Job-seekers in the next few years would be well advised to consider reputation management, say a number of career experts.
The phrase ‘reputation management’ is hardly a household word in most circles. However, the field has exploded in recent years, ever since a 2007 [...]