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20 Oct 2014, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
In the past year, there has been a growing focus on the high incident of rape and sexual assault on U.S. campuses. [read post]
8 Sep 2014, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Bitcoin confounds lawmakers as they try to figure out what it is and how it should be regulated. [read post]
25 Jun 2014, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Anita Ramasastry is the UW Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, where she also directs the graduate program on Sustainable International Development. [read post]
7 Apr 2014, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Hewlett Packard has unveiled a new mobile application (“app”) that retailers can use to trail people as they shop in order to send them targeted ads and promotions. [read post]
24 Mar 2014, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
As newspaper headlines continue to mention the controversial “cryptocurrency” Bitcoin, new competitors are entering the scene. [read post]
10 Mar 2014, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
At the end of February 2014, headlines around the globe caused a panic in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency world. [read post]
24 Feb 2014, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Bitcoin, a so-called virtual peer-to-peer currency, is in the headlines around the globe. [read post]
10 Feb 2014, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Spokeo bills itself as a people-finder service: You can look up people and find out where they live, where they have lived in the past, and who their relatives and spouses are, and ascertain information about their profession and their home’s value. [read post]
27 Jan 2014, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Anita Ramasastry is the UW Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, where she also directs the graduate program on Sustainable International Development. [read post]
30 Dec 2013, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
In the thick of the holiday season, 40 million Target shoppers were greeted with distressing news: Hackers had managed to steal credit card and debit-card information from Target stores nationwide. [read post]
16 Dec 2013, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Schools have lots of data about the children who attend, from basic student identifying information such as date of birth, name, gender, and address, to more sensitive information such as children’s disabilities, family status, and behavioral problems. [read post]
2 Dec 2013, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Consumers keep sharing and disclosing lots of personal data—each time they shop, surf the Web, subscribe to magazines, or contribute to charities. [read post]
18 Nov 2013, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Anita Ramasastry is the UW Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, where she also directs the graduate program on Sustainable International Development. [read post]
22 Oct 2013, 12:38 pm by lennyesq
Ramasastry discusses the FTC enforcement action, and why it was the right move. [read post]
22 Oct 2013, 12:38 pm by lennyesq
Ramasastry discusses the FTC enforcement action, and why it was the right move. [read post]
21 Oct 2013, 9:02 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Imagine being texted by a collection agency when you are late paying a bill, and imagine if, as well, your spouse, children, or other people who may share your phone, and who are contacted separately by the agency also see that text. [read post]
23 Sep 2013, 9:02 pm by Anita Ramasastry
In Southern California, a school district has retained a private firm to scour the Web and look for public posts, photos, kiks, Tweets, and other communications made by its students. [read post]
9 Sep 2013, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Newspaper headlines continue to focus on the NSA; its surveillance programs; and how they may or may not impact the lives of ordinary citizens. [read post]