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Another State Passes Law To Protect Consumer Data
States are taking online consumer protection into their own hands given a perceived lack of sufficient protection at the federal level. Maine now has jumped in.
United States
24 Jun 2019
Will California Consumers Share In Wealth From Their Online Data?
Technology companies collect all sorts of data on their users. The terms of service located on their web sites spell out for users the types of data collected and how that data will be used.
United States
28 Feb 2019
Fairness When It Comes To Consumer Reviews
As you enter the new year of 2018, you probably are planning to eat at restaurants, stay in hotels, visit doctors and other professionals, and shop online and in stores.
United States
11 Jan 2018
Are You Dealing With A Real Person Or AI?
Perhaps you saw the movie "Ex Machina" a couple years ago. In that movie, a male internet coder was drawn into an unusual experiment, as he engaged with an Artificial Intelligence (AI)...
United States
29 Jun 2017
FTC – The Federal Internet Cop
The Internet brings people together in all sorts of new ways. And when people come together, there can be all sorts of problems. So, is there a federal watchdog looking out for the rights of consumers in cyberspace?
United States
3 Sep 2015
Is Missouri's Facebook Law Banning Teacher-Student Friends Legal?
Should private social networking between teachers and students be banned entirely? Do a few bad apples spoil the entire bunch?
United States
1 Sep 2011
Teacher Can Be Fired For Porn Viewing On School Computer, Court Rules
The Seventh Circuit recently upheld the firing of a school teacher who briefly viewed pornographic images in violation of the school district's computer use policy, despite his argument that his firing really related to constitutionally protected critical speech.
United States
27 Jun 2011
Perspective: Do As You Say, Not As You Do
On the surface, it sounds encouraging: a great majority of Internet users in the United States report that they know how and take active steps to protect their privacy when they are online
United States
14 Dec 2006
Perspective: Let Global Online Freedom Ring?
At this time of year in the United States, we celebrate freedom and independence with parades and fireworks. The Internet is not bounded by national borders, but there certainly are differing levels of online freedom for Netizens around the world.
United States
6 Jul 2006
Perspective: The Ten Commandments of Fighting Software Pirates
Unwitting consumers at times get duped into buying pirated software online. This results in substantial lost revenue to the true developers of the software while consumers get stuck with subpar applications. Indeed, one study estimated that 21 percent of software in the United States in 2005 was unlicensed, accounting for lost revenue of $6.9 billion.
United States
22 Jun 2006
Perspective: Universities Need a Privacy Refresher Course
Unbelievable but true: While most higher educational institutions engage in e-commerce, most also engage in practices that present potential privacy risks--and less than 30 percent bother posting privacy notices on their home pages.
United States
27 Apr 2006
Perspective: Will More Courts Frown on SMS Ads?
SMS messaging has grown in popularity as a marketing tool, but a recent court ruling could mark the beginning of its end.
United States
4 Nov 2005
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