Instagram Apocalypse 2013

Everyone knows that the Mayans may or may not have predicted that the world will end on December 21, 2012.  Experts are now saying that there is another major calamity awaiting right around the corner for those of us who survive on January 16, 2013.  That’s when Instagram’s new privacy policy will take effect. There […]

What happens when a public company has your private data?

What happens when a public company has your private data?  It used to be that Facebook was owned and operated by a private citizen.  Sure it was fun to question his motives.  Those were the days.  Maybe it wouldn’t have changed if Facebook shares had started to skyrocket from the getgo, but they didn’t.  And […]

Facebook "Likes" Not Protected Speech?

ArsTechnica has a great summary of the case of Bland v. Roberts, which has ruled that Facebook “Likes” are not protected speech under the 1st Amendment.  The case was decided in the Eastern District Court of Virginia, so it could be appealed a couple of times before hitting the Supreme Court…  There have been lots […]

Why don’t Americans care about Privacy?

In my post from earlier this year, I commented on how Senator Leahy re-introduced his Personal Data Privacy Act…the same bill he has been submitted every year for the last 5 years. 5 months after the re-introduction of the bill this year, there is still no GOP support for Leahy’s Privacy bill. By my count […]