Article Query: Internet Law
September 9, 2011

United States House of Representatives members are readying a series of cybersecurity bills that are designed to enhance security on several fronts, including toughening law enforcement, assigning responsibility to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for federal IT and critical infrastructure security, and to lessen legal liability for private organizations that adhere to security best [...]

August 30, 2011

According to a joint survey by the University of Pennsylvania and University of California-Berkeley, 84% of consumers object to being tracked online, with many seeing it as a violation of their online privacy.  With that type of user feedback, it is not surprising that this week’s launch of a “Do Not Track” option by the Interactive [...]

August 26, 2011

There has been a lot of discussion lately concerning Internet security and privacy, spurred on by what seems like an almost daily occurrence of web site hacking and the loss of confidential data.  Medical facilities, private industry, and governments alike struggle to come to grips with new methods of cyber crime and cyber terrorism.  While [...]

August 18, 2011

A few days ago I wrote about a piece of my intellectual property, an article I wrote and posted on, being stolen, plagiarized, and posted on another web site under a different authors name.  I hadn’t been looking for my work elsewhere, I was simply browsing the access logs and visiting other websites that [...]

August 16, 2011

I often spend time reviewing my website logs to see who my visitors are, what topics are generating the most interest, and what websites readers are coming from.  This evening, while reviewing the activity log, I noticed an entry from a web agent that stood out from the others. This agent stood out from the [...]

August 14, 2011

In a short article I wrote earlier this week, entitled “Social Media, Violence, and Free Speech”, I took aim at British Prime Minister David Cameron and his idea of curtailing online free speech by restricting the use of social media sites to organize protests.  In true “crow eating” fashion, I’m now forced to re-evaluate my [...]

August 12, 2011

In the wake of the violent rioting that rocked several cities in the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister David Cameron has focused on the social media services Facebook and Twitter as co-conspirators in the civil unrest.  Cameron believes that by allowing “free flow of information”, these services contributed to the civil disobedience that occurred in [...]

June 12, 2011

According to a recent Homeland Security News Wire article, nearly 8 million patient medical records were compromised over the course of the previous two years due to data security breaches.  As more hospitals and patient care providers move to store patient data electronically–primarily as a cost savings effort–the risk and exposure of our private medical information increases [...]

April 7, 2009

A cybersecurity bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on April 1st, 2009 would give the United States federal government extraordinary power over private sector Internet services, applications and software. This proposed legislation is a direct result of a review ordered by the Obama administration into government policies and processes for defending against Internet-born attack. The [...]

February 23, 2009

U.S. Republican politicians on Thursday introduced a bill that would require Internet service providers and network operators to track the use of and maintain records for their publicly accessible wired and wireless networks. Two bills have been introduced — S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House. Each of the bills carries the title [...]