The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a lawsuit against Google for illegal wiretapping could proceed. If this ruling is upheld, Congress should consider clarifying the Wiretap Act to make clear that data sent unencrypted does not have an expectation of privacy.
RFID: Readily Forced Information Distortion
The sign of a civilization in decline is when there is widespread fear of the future and longing for the past. While America may not yet be in decline we certainly fear the future. Case in point: California’s decision to delay its deployment of drivers’ licenses with embedded radio-frequency identification chips (RFID).
Why Haven’t the FTC’s New COPPA Rules Made Your Kids Safer Online?
The new COPPA rules put privacy ahead of innovation and leave children worse off. While the old rules were already having a negative impact on innovation among online services directed at children, the new rules will further limit innovation and the availability of high quality online content for children, in particular, by restricting online behavioral advertising on many websites.