May 30, 2016

At TED, Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo

Privacy. Immortality. Forget tattoos…what about your electronic signature? Have you considered that what you put “out there” may never be erased? Or erasable? (Speaking of tattoos, remember that guy who put Romney’s logo on his head?)

Own an Android? An iPhone? Google & Apple may be tracking you.

In fact, no maybe about it. They are. It’s scary to think, but there it is, in the Wall Street Journal: Google and Apple are gathering location information as part of their race to build massive databases capable of pinpointing people’s locations via their cellphones. These databases could help them tap the $2.9 billion market […]

Law Practice Tip #7: Beware Twitter

Be wise about your use of Twitter, Facebook, blogs, or anything else you post online. Assume that it won’t disappear or leave the Internet–ever. Someone will always be able to find it. How will it affect your online reputation? Will it come back to haunt you? Think twice before hitting “publish.” Also, if your boss is […]

When Jury met Google…

Image via CrunchBase GOOGLE + JURIES = PROBLEMS? Under the constitution, an “impartial jury” is guaranteed in criminal trials. However, with the advent of the internet, Google, and online social media, impartiality is becoming more questionable, and jurors are taking over their role as fact finders out of the court room and directly to online […]

Beat TSA without staying home for the holidays

Gotta fly this year? Not looking to be electronically stripped by an  underpaid, under-trained, and overzealous TSA employee? And not looking to be the next John Tyner, either? Beat the TSA with a new set of underwear that has “passive/aggressive” written all over it.  According to Tech Crunch: The brainchild of Stephen Russell, the founder and […]

Google more considerate of your privacy?

A few days ago, I noted that it’s a little scary how much information Google carries about its users online activities.  Google hosts your email, calendars, web searches, documents, and maps (not to mention pictures of your street).  And health data, too. But at least they’re conscientious about how that data is accessed. Eventually…like four months later […]

Big Brother, and Google, is watching you…

Image by Inmigrante a media jornada via Flickr I thought it was scary how much information Facebook had on me.  Yeah, right. Next to Google, Facebook is just almost benign.  Almost. Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google (which does email, calendars, documents, searches, maps, directions, YouTube,  blogs, and so on), has his eye on you: […]