The problem, of course, is that there is no notice and there is no choice....– Ryan Calo, Stanford Center for Internet and Society http://paloalto.patch.com/articles/eshoo-future-of-net-requires-privacy-transparency
"The year mobile IT was born"
Recently, a GigaOm article dubbed 2011 as “the year mobile IT was born.” The article described corporate IT departments saying yes to mobile device and tablets, even those owned by the employee. It’s great to see more companies embracing mobile and letting employees choose a device that makes them happy. However, companies can particularly run into problems when employees...
The advent of technology collecting cell site location records has made...– Judge Garaufis Summary of case @ CDT blog: http://cdt.org/blogs/greg-nojeim/129court-rules-warrant-required-stored-cell-site-location-information
Indian National Identity Project
The NYTimes recently reported on the Indian Identity project, Aadhaar. I feel that Aadhaar is a great idea for indigent people in India. In addition to increasing access to public welfare, it can lay the foundation for access to public justice via online dispute resolution that is mobile phone based. ODR already exists in India (see http://www.odrindia.com/ - headed by a world-renown ODR...
blame social media
Recently, there has been a lot of “blame social media” going on. For example: (1) British government - blamed social media for coordination of riots (2) San Francisco BART - stopped cell phone service to prevent a protest (3) CA law not allowing jurors to Tweet Blaming the tool or method of communication is ludicrous. This is the same situation as stopping people from using...