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beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 16

    Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk

    Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk
    “The Atlantic Council and Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) have released a pioneering report, Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk, to better prepare governments and businesses for the cyber shocks of the…
  • Apr 16

    Federal Reserve Board Beige Book – April 16, 2014

    Federal Reserve Board Beige Book – April 16, 2014
    Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District - Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and based on information collected before April 7, 2014. This document summarizes comments received from…
  • Apr 16

    The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Cla

    The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Cla
    CRS – The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Class. Craig K. Elwell, Specialist in Macroeconomic Policy, March 10, 2014 “The shape of the income distribution is not itself a subject of legislation, but…
Rank this Week: 52

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Aereo Update: Alito Back On The Case

    Aereo Update: Alito Back On The Case
    In case you ever wondered whether there’s such a thing as “unrecusal” – and, frankly, we hadn’t – here’s the answer: yes. The Supreme Court has announced that Justice Alito, who had recused himself…
  • Apr 16

    JSAs On the FCC's Hit List

    JSAs On the FCC's Hit List
    Increased restrictions and an at-best-vague waiver policy threaten continued viability of many if not most joint sales arrangements. Everybody knows that, back on March 31, the Commission significantly altered the playing field for television…
  • Apr 15

    Update: FCC Rejects Class Action Proposal

    Update: FCC Rejects Class Action Proposal
    About a year and a half ago we alerted readers to a Petition for Rulemaking proposing that the FCC allow lawyers to file class actions on behalf of complainants. Rather than summarily toss the petition, the Commission invited public comments…
Rank this Week: 1432

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Apr 16

    Cliven Bundy and Popular Sovereignty

    Cliven Bundy and Popular Sovereignty
    If you’ve been following the ranchers’ fight against the federal government and seen the latest news that armed ranchers have come to the aid of Cliven Bundy to keep the Bureau of Land Management from seizing his cattle grazing on…
  • Apr 16

    FAN 11.1 (First Amendment News) — Winners of 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award

    FAN 11.1 (First Amendment News) — Winners of 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award
    The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation has just announced the winners of the 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards. Christie Hefner established the Awards in 1979, in conjunction with Playboy magazine’s…
  • Apr 16

    FAN.11 (First Amendment News) — Encouraging Suicide, First Amendment Protected?

    FAN.11 (First Amendment News) — Encouraging Suicide, First Amendment Protected?
    {see news item after one immediately below re suicide case} Barcelona, April 14, 2014. I’m walking down a narrow street in Spain when I come upon a large town square (Plaza de San Jaime). Turns out that it’s the site of the…
Rank this Week: 19

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 233

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

Covers data privacy, security and social media subjects. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Apr 16

    Iowa Breach Notification Law Now Requires AG Notification, Applies to Paper Record

    Iowa Breach Notification Law Now Requires AG Notification, Applies to Paper Record
    Iowa recently joined an increasing number of states that require notification of state regulatory authorities following a breach, as well as a handful of states in which paper records can trigger notification obligations.  On April 3,…
  • Apr 14

    Kentucky Enacts Data Breach Notification Statute

    Kentucky Enacts Data Breach Notification Statute
    On April 10, 2014, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed H.B. 232 into law, making Kentucky the 47th state to enact data breach notification legislation.  Prior to H.B. 232, Kentucky was one of only four states—including Alabama,…
  • Apr 14

    With OpenSSL Compromised by Heartbleed, an Opportunity for Companies to Diversify Cyber Security Effort

    With OpenSSL Compromised by Heartbleed, an Opportunity for Companies to Diversify Cyber Security Effort
    The recent discovery of the “Heartbleed” online bug has sent shockwaves through the internet, causing companies and individuals alike to question very basic assumptions about cyber security. The bug has allegedly existed for…
Rank this Week: 2670

IT-Lex

IT-Lex

Technology law blog with eyes on eDiscovery, social media, data security and privacy, piracy and copyrights.

http://it-lex.org/
Rank this Week: 764

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 181

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Apr 16

    In the One-sided Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, It's Hard to Get The Whole Story

    In the One-sided Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, It's Hard to Get The Whole Story
    While most courts in the United States are adversarial—each party presents its side and a jury, or occasionally a judge, makes a decision—in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), only the government presents its case…
  • Apr 15

    Dear Web Developers: EFF Needs Your Help

    Dear Web Developers: EFF Needs Your Help
    Donate a Few Hours to Help Us Create a Free Software Backend for Contacting Congress, Make the World a Better Place for Digital Rights For years, EFF has been helping concerned technology users contact Congress. The EFF community stopped…
  • Apr 15

    Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against the Surveillance State

    Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against the Surveillance State
    Let’s just imagine we could transport an Internet-connected laptop back to the 1790s, when the United States was in its infancy. The technology would no doubt knock the founders out of their buckle-top boots, but once the original…
Rank this Week: 1221

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key
    Today the Fourth Circuit refrained from deciding the first legal challenge to government seizure of the master encryption keys that secure our communications with web sites and email servers.  Nevertheless, the Court upheld contempt of…
  • Apr 10

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue
    If US law enforcement officers want to access your private emails, they need to follow the requirements in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  ECPA is an old and imperfect piece of legislation.  Industry and civil society…
  • Apr 10

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB
    Today I filed comments with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) in connection with its hearing on section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. That law is the legal basis for the PRISM surveillance program and involves…
Rank this Week: 53

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving he California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    California Stem Cell CEO Search: Three to Four Candidates Remain, Fewer Tomorrow

    California Stem Cell CEO Search: Three to Four Candidates Remain, Fewer Tomorrow
    A key panel of the directors of the $3 billion California stem cell agency today is expected to whittle down its list of candidates to become the new CEO of the organization, which is facing financial extinction in 2017.Currently there are…
  • Apr 15

    $124 Million Deal for Keirstead's California Stem Cell, Inc.

    $124 Million Deal for Keirstead's California Stem Cell, Inc.
    California Stem Cell, Inc., founded by the UC Irvine researcher made famous eight years ago by showing a once paralyzed rat apparently walking on national television, was sold this week in a deal reportedly worth at least $124 million in…
  • Apr 14

    Strangling Science: Antiquated System Wastes Billions, Cost Live

    Strangling Science: Antiquated System Wastes Billions, Cost Live
    The scientific community in California and the nation is fraught with worry about declining financial support for academic research. At the same time, however, as scientists wring their hands about the lack of funding, they are going along…
Rank this Week: 510

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 1393

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Apr 16

    Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit Compatibility List

    Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit Compatibility List
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 16

    Hotdog In A Bun Made Of Sausage - Nirvana

    Hotdog In A Bun Made Of Sausage - Nirvana
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 16

    Samsung Gear Glass - Is There An Ear Mounted HeadsUp Display In Your Future?

    Samsung Gear Glass - Is There An Ear Mounted HeadsUp Display In Your Future?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 1418

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 94

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 833

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 16

    Depositions v. Ediscovery Plus 90 More Must-Read

    Depositions v. Ediscovery Plus 90 More Must-Read
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 91 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld…
  • Apr 15

    Review of Freshbooks Plus Top Four Reasons Solos Shut Down Their Law Firm

    Review of Freshbooks Plus Top Four Reasons Solos Shut Down Their Law Firm
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Alabama criminal and family lawyer Clark Stewart doesn't like financial software. So naturally we asked him to review cloud billing software powerhouse FreshBooks — with an open mind. Clark obliged, putting…
  • Apr 15

    Why Law Firms Shun Merger Offers Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

    Why Law Firms Shun Merger Offers Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week
    Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc.…
Rank this Week: 370

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1041

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’
    When WordRake , the editing program for lawyers, was first released in 2012, I put it to the test against two of the most eloquent writers on the Supreme Court, Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan. If WordRake could improve on Scalia…
  • Apr 15

    Avvo Gets Another $37.5 Million in Financing

    Avvo Gets Another $37.5 Million in Financing
    It’s a good time to be a legal startup, it seems. Just three weeks ago, we reported here that Clio, the cloud-based practice management platform, had raised $20 million in financing. Now comes news that the lawyer directory site Avvo…
  • Apr 14

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
    You’ve no doubt heard about Heartbleed, the security flaw that exposed personal information at many leading websites. The flaw was in OpenSSL, an open-source version of the SSL protocol that is used to encrypt transmissions between you…
Rank this Week: 675

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Apr 16

    Student Webinars: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Student Webinars: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to use ProQuest Congressional and Legislative Insight, outstanding resources for legistlative history research. Proquest is offering webinars designed for the summer associate, judicial, law firm…
  • Apr 15

    Special Display in Honor of National Library Week 2014

    Special Display in Honor of National Library Week 2014
     Please take a minute to browse this display in the library’s atrium display case.
  • Apr 14

    FINE AMNESTY RETURNS! HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2014

    FINE AMNESTY RETURNS! HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2014
    In honor of National Library Week, the law library’s circulation department is once again forgiving fines. Patrons who return all overdue books during National Library week (April 13-19, 2014) will be forgiven for up…
Rank this Week: 3146

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Apr 16

    Recording of calls to and from Garda station

    Recording of calls to and from Garda station
    I have a piece in today's Irish Independent on the revelation that there was widespread recording of calls to and from garda stations over a number of years. Excerpt:The revelation that telephone calls to and from garda stations have been…
  • Apr 11

    ECJ finds data retention unacceptable in a democratic society

    ECJ finds data retention unacceptable in a democratic society
    My preliminary thoughts on our data retention victory, in yesterday's Irish Independent:This is a significant decision for Irish law. The Digital Rights Ireland case will now return to the High Court in Dublin which will decide whether…
  • Mar 20

    Yahoo move from London to Dublin; scupper UK spie

    Yahoo move from London to Dublin; scupper UK spie
    It's surprising to see Ireland as a privacy haven, but by comparison with the UK we look good. The arrogance of the Home Office is astonishing - it genuinely appears to believe it should be able to dictate where a company runs its business so…
Rank this Week: 2620

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 723

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Losing Your Tolerance For GFE Tolerances? HUD Software Can Help

    Losing Your Tolerance For GFE Tolerances? HUD Software Can Help
    It’s been a few years since the changes to the RESPA Rule that introduced the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and tolerances. However even now some real estate professionals are a little confused by them. Tolerances don’t have to be…
  • Apr 15

    Generate Over 130 ICLE Forms With NJ Family Law Software

    Generate Over 130 ICLE Forms With NJ Family Law Software
    A family law practice in New Jersey can generate a staggering amount of paperwork. In addition to Case Information Statement preparation, attorneys need to produce a host of retainer agreements, letters and other documents related to divorce.…
  • Apr 11

    Easy Soft’s Easy HUD Program Helps Your Real Estate Office Go Paperle

    Easy Soft’s Easy HUD Program Helps Your Real Estate Office Go Paperle
    Although paper still has a place in business, there are a lot of advantages to using electronic documents. Digital files can be stored, retrieved, backed up and modified more easily than their paper counterparts. Easy HUD, Easy Soft’s…
Rank this Week: 1850

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-15
    What is use of a trade mark in the internet context? McMillan LLP v http://t.co/Qg3hLmt1TO, Inc, 2014 TMOB 51 http://t.co/1sks1olqKI -> 1 in 5 U.S. internet users have had sensitive data stolen http://t.co/2750asDQaF -> Illegal download…
  • Apr 15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-14
    Heartbleed bug highlights banks’ severe cyber security headaches http://t.co/UuCGS1l241 -> Companies tune up for musical battle http://t.co/Z7NrGUFcVg -> Appeals court reverses hacker/troll “weev” conviction and…
  • Apr 14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-13

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-13
    Telus must reimburse $2.6M in texting fees, court rules http://t.co/ib2NBzJwIE -> Ontario court forces BlackBerry executive to work out notice period http://t.co/JLPajwHvGg -> Patent Grant Numbers http://t.co/qxYZo7TZEU -> Patent…
Rank this Week: 1298

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure
    In this post, I return to an issue I did several posts on, early in the career of this blog: “Seizure,” “Copying as a Seizure (Again)” and “Copying as Search and Seizure.” I am returning to the issue…
  • Apr 14

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"
    As a judge who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit notes at the beginning of his opinion in this case, “Harry McMillan was a second-year law student at the Southern Illinois University School of Law when he posted an…
  • Apr 11

    Scareware, the Federal Trade Commission and "Monetary Consumer Redress"

    Scareware, the Federal Trade Commission and "Monetary Consumer Redress"
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit recently issued in a civil case:  F.T.C. v. Ross, 743 F.3d 886 (2014).  The Appellate Court judge who wrote this opinion begins by explaining that the…
Rank this Week: 548

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 16

    Spam now so you can Spam later

    Spam now so you can Spam later
    CASL - the new Canadian anti-spam act - comes into force July 1.  It contains extensive, complex provisions that apply to the sending of any email that has a hint of a commercial purpose (a “CEM”).  In the…
  • Apr 9

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?

    Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed?
    A serious flaw has been discovered in OpenSSL - the browser encryption standard used by an estimated two-thirds of the servers on the internet.  This flaw has been there for a couple of years, and allows hackers to read data stored…
  • Apr 2

    Office for iPad – there’s a catch

    Office for iPad – there’s a catch
    Microsoft released office for iPad last week. They have promised to release Office for Android soon as well. The good news is that it is free to download. The bad news is that it can only be used as a … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 130

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 807

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 97

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3583

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments affecting the telecom, media and technology sector. By K&L Gates.

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Apr 15

    ECJ Decision Broadens Protections For Database Creator

    ECJ Decision Broadens Protections For Database Creator
     By Tobias Bosch and Jenny Paul  The European Court of Justice has issued a decision that appears to broaden the legal protection accorded to databases, finding that data scraping by dedicated meta search engines infringes the…
  • Apr 4

    FCC Clarifies Consent Issues for Autodialed Calls and Texts to Mobile Phone

    FCC Clarifies Consent Issues for Autodialed Calls and Texts to Mobile Phone
    By Jenny Paul and Marty Stern  The Federal Communications Commission last week clarified several open issues under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act relating to its prohibition on autodialed and prerecorded calls to mobile phones…
  • Apr 4

    FTC Settles With Fandango, Credit Karma Over Mobile App Security

    FTC Settles With Fandango, Credit Karma Over Mobile App Security
    By Jenny Paul and Marc Martin  Movie ticket seller Fandango and financial management service Credit Karma have agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s allegations that the companies misrepresented the security of their…
Rank this Week: 3563

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
  • Apr 10

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet

    Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet
    The long-term viability of an unowned, open Internet remains in question. Any analysis of where the Internet is headed as a protocol and a platform must take into account the activities of both public and private entities that see the…
Rank this Week: 586

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2446

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Discovery

    Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Discovery
    Social media is discoverable, it’s important to your case, and it’s only getting more complicated. The good news is, the existing rules of Evidence apply to social media. You just have to know how to apply them. Law…
  • Apr 14

    Moneylaw: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    Moneylaw: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    Yes, we ripped off that title. Michael Lewis’ classic sports book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, has helped popularize the idea that small, feisty organizations can identify inefficiencies in their market in order to…
  • Apr 9

    What You Need to Know About the Heartbleed Bug

    What You Need to Know About the Heartbleed Bug
    The Heartbleed bug is a flaw in OpenSSL, the encryption software used by an estimated two-thirds of the Internet’s Web servers. OpenSSL is designed to protect passwords and other sensitive data from eavesdropping. But if…
Rank this Week: 2973

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?
    There was an interesting question asked on Twitter this morning by Patrick DiDomenico (apparently preparing for an ITLA presentation on the topic.) At first blush, it seemed to be phrased a bit on the negative side, but it really is something…
  • Apr 1

    Six New Geeks!

    Six New Geeks!
    You have probably noticed that for the last several years, the 3 Geeks have actually been 4 regular geeks and a slew of occasional contributors.  When Ryan came on as a regular geek, we briefly considered changing the name of the site…
  • Mar 27

    Congratulations NRF OCOTY!

    Congratulations NRF OCOTY!
    As a general rule, we don't mention many law firms by name on this blog. On the rare occasions that we do, it's usually because they've done something stupid, or illegal, or they've gone out of business and it's plastered all over the main…
Rank this Week: 32

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
  • Apr 8

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a part-time summer research assistant. The hours are negotiable, but likely would be in the 15 hours per week range. ……
Rank this Week: 16

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 15

    Does Wyndham Confirm the FTC’s Role as Federal Privacy Enforcer?

    Does Wyndham Confirm the FTC’s Role as Federal Privacy Enforcer?
    by Chris Hart Data breach law in the United States might have just become a lot less patchy, but a little more uncertain.  On April 7, 2014, the District Court of New Jersey decided FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., et al., No.…
  • Apr 11

    FTC Provides Guidance on Heartbleed

    FTC Provides Guidance on Heartbleed
    I usually do not re-post directly from the FTC, but given the timeliness of the subject, the wide impact of the problem and the technical nature of the issue, I thought it was warranted to re-post the FTC’s guidance on…
  • Apr 11

    SEC Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable

    SEC Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable
    By Catherine Anderson Cybersecurity remains a hot topic for regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  On March 26, 2014, the SEC hosted a roundtable to discuss cybersecurity and the issues and challenges…
Rank this Week: 1396

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Apr 15

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason
    Emin Gün Sirer has a fascinating post about how the use of NoSQL caused technical failures that led to the demise of Bitcoin exchanges Flexcoin and Poloniex. But these are only the latest in a long line of hacks of exchanges, other…
  • Apr 11

    Heartbleed and passwords: don’t panic

    Heartbleed and passwords: don’t panic
    The Heartbleed bug has captured public attention this week like few security vulnerabilities before it. This is a good thing, as indeed this is a catastrophic flaw. Many people have focused on its impact on passwords with headlines like…
  • Apr 10

    Heartsick about Heartbleed

    Heartsick about Heartbleed
    Ed Felten provides good advice on this blog about what to do in the wake of Heartbleed, and I’ve read some good technical discussions of the technical problem (see this for a particularly understandable explanation). In this brief…
Rank this Week: 327

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014
    Last week, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it is raising its fees to register your work. Effective May 1, 2014, the cost to register a single work or a collection of works using their online system will go up from $35.00 to $55.00…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Issues if you Outsource your Blog Content

    Legal Issues if you Outsource your Blog Content
    I don’t believe in outsourcing my blog content, but I understand that some people do because they’re busy, or they’re afraid they’re not a good writer, or they’re not dedicated to maintaining their site. Whatever…
  • Apr 2

    Arizona Fantasy Gaming Bill Fail

    Arizona Fantasy Gaming Bill Fail
    Arizona lawmakers have, once again, shown how lame they are. Earlier this year they approved the anti-gay SB 1062 which was thankfully vetoed by soon-to-be-former Governor Brewer. This time they killed SB 1468, which would have legalized…
Rank this Week: 2597

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Apr 15

    Running Commando

    Running Commando
    I’ve only been running for a few years so I jumped on the running Subreddit to see what others had to say about underwear and running. I was surprised to see so many women reporting that they wore a thong or went commando when they ran.
  • Apr 8

    Minimalist Packing

    Minimalist Packing
    Historically, I’m the person who goes on a 9-day trip and brings 20 shirts . . . . For this trip, I decided to try to only bring what I thought I actually needed for the 3 days I was gone.
  • Apr 1

    Arizona Health Stats – The Good, Bad, & Disturbing

    Arizona Health Stats – The Good, Bad, & Disturbing
    When I heard that the latest Arizona State Health Assessment was out, I had to poke around to see how my state’s doing. Most of it was bad; some of it was disturbing; but there were a few glimmers of hope in the mix.
Rank this Week: 3581

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 559

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Apr 14

    Review: Cloak -- automatic VPN for privacy on public Wi-Fi

    Review: Cloak -- automatic VPN for privacy on public Wi-Fi
    When you use public Wi-Fi, such as the service provided in a hotel or in a coffee shop, it is possible for someone else on the same network to use hacker tools to intercept data going to and from your...
  • Apr 10

    In the new

    In the new
    If you read my review of Microsoft Word for iPad Thursday morning, then you missed an update that I posted in the afternoon after I had a somewhat critical crash when using the app in a deposition. I'm still thrilled...
  • Apr 9

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad
    I've been using Word for iPad almost every day since it was released two weeks ago. I really like it, and I've now used it enough to write a full review. (I wrote a first look post while I was...
Rank this Week: 1517

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Apr 14

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup
    My friend Joe Wallin had an idea earlier today, which was, “how can Congress pass a single, simple law, to tell federal agencies to back off the rulemaking?” His idea is borne of the frustration we all feel when Congress...
  • Apr 9

    Another Car2Go story

    Another Car2Go story
    I love this service. A lot of people in Seattle are talking about the politics of ride sharing services. But Car2Go is more like a self-service. Or the loan of hardware, I guess you could say. Because you find a...
  • Apr 2

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?
    The essential problem with Title III of the JOBS Act is that it doesn't pick sides.
Rank this Week: 520

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 860

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Apr 14

    Kentucky Enacts Data Breach Notification Law

    Kentucky Enacts Data Breach Notification Law
    Last week, Kentucky governor Steve Beshear signed H.B. 232 into law, making Kentucky the 47th state to enact data breach notification legislation.  The law requires companies that suffer a data breach to provide notice of the…
  • Apr 14

    Breaking Down the Court's Decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp.

    Breaking Down the Court's Decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp.
    Last week, a federal judge in the District of New Jersey denied Wyndham Hotels and Resorts' motion to dismiss the FTC's complaint alleging Wyndham violated the FTC Act by failing to provide reasonable security for its customers' personal…
  • Apr 11

    DOJ and FTC Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing of Cybersecurity Information

    DOJ and FTC Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing of Cybersecurity Information
    On April 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a joint “Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing of Cybersecurity Information.” Information sharing…
Rank this Week: 1556

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 832

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Apr 14

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a security risk assessment (SRA) tool as a resource to assist health care providers in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…
  • Apr 9

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid
    In a decision rendered on 8 April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared the Data Retention Directive invalid. The Court's decision was grounded on its conclusion that, by requiring the retention of the data falling within the…
  • Apr 8

    Federal Judge Upholds FTC’s Authority to Regulate Commercial Data Security Practice

    Federal Judge Upholds FTC’s Authority to Regulate Commercial Data Security Practice
    A New Jersey federal judge yesterday issued the much-anticipated opinion in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., denying Wyndham’s challenge to the FTC’s authority to regulate data security under Section 5 of the…
Rank this Week: 3561

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 14

    Sensitive mental health info goes into police databases, shared with US government

    Sensitive mental health info goes into police databases, shared with US government
    The Information and Privacy Commissioner has released her investigation report to allegations that Ontario police are routinely inputting sensitive mental health information into national police databases, which are not only accessible to all…
  • Apr 8

    Updates to Canadian federal privacy law tabled in the Senate

    Updates to Canadian federal privacy law tabled in the Senate
    As expected, the government has tabled amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, but this time in the Senate as Senate Government Bill - S-4. The highlights are breach notification and an exception to the…
  • Apr 4

    PIPEDA amendments coming next week to a Parliament near you

    PIPEDA amendments coming next week to a Parliament near you
    In a speech at the Digital Canada 150 Launch, Industry Minister James Moore hinted very strongly that amendments to Canada's private sector privacy law is just around the corner. From his speaking notes: Digital Canada 150 Launch - Canada…
Rank this Week: 1598