Patent reform continues to be on the minds of lawmakers on Capitol Hill as both the House and the Senate’s Judiciary Committees approved bills that are supposed to stop certain abuses in patent litigation and at the Patent Trial and
The National Security Agency’s surveillance activities are once again the subject of Congressional scrutiny. In the past few days, the Senate voted to reject a bill that would have ended metadata collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. Immediately
Millions of Americans worry about identity theft or cyber crime. Data about us is everywhere, including in our pockets.Smart phones are often used to access email, take photos, and access bank statements and bills.One way to protect our data is
Last month, Members of Parliament in the U.K. voted in favor of plain packaging on cigarette packs. The vote came a day after Ireland’s president signed a similar bill into law and two years after Australia passed the same law.
In a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission–the FCC—recently voted to approve a new set of rules for net neutrality. The most significant rule gives the FCC the ability to regulate broadband Internet service providers by reclassifying broadband Internet under
Last week, the nation’s second largest health insurance provider, Anthem, reported a theft of up to 80 million health records.Thieves could use this information to steal identities, ruin credit scores, or make counterfeit residency documents to allow dangerous criminals to
Snapchat, a popular photo messaging app that has previously claimed that photos sent through their app are only stored temporarily, has run into some legal trouble. Snapchat has reached a settlement with the FTC over allegations that messages sent over