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How Bad is the FCC Pause on Privacy Rules?

Photo by kentoh By now, you may have encountered a handful of headlines stating that the new, Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has temporarily halted new privacy rules passed under Obama’s Chairman Tom Wheeler.  As a general takeaway, you’re also likely … Continue reading

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Patent Hypocrisy Raises Privacy Concerns

A few posts ago, I reported that the major lobbying muscle in the Internet industry backs a patent “reform” bill (HR 9) called the Innovation Act. I argued in that post that while this reform claims to eliminate nuisance “patent … Continue reading

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Podcast with Jennifer Lyn Morone – Part II

This is the second half of my conversation with Jennifer Lyn Morone, the woman who has incorporated herself in response to the encroachment of big data in our lives. Play Part I here. Follow @illusionofmore

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Podcast with Jennifer Lyn Morone – Part I

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that we are presently grappling with existential questions posed by big data and at the same time, considering the social implications of rulings by the supreme court in both Citizens United and Hobby Lobby. … Continue reading

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Privacy-ish Concerns

This week, I paid a small fortune to have the instrument cluster replaced on my car, and the mechanic, sympathizing as I wincingly wrote out the check, said, “The days of mechanical failures are over.” By this he was of … Continue reading

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