Another Patent Infringement Lawsuit: Yahoo vs. Facebook 3

We learned last week that Yahoo has launched a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook. Facebook is alleged to have infringed 10 of the more than a thousand patents Yahoo holds. Here is the list of the patents in question and some details. The 10 patents in question touch on Facebook’s social networking concept, privacy controls, messaging ...

2012 Grafstein Lecture: ”Books, Libraries & The Digital Future”

This year’s 2012 Grafstein Lecture in Communications was delivered last week by Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard University. His lecture, titled “Books, Libraries & The Digital Future” discussed the digitalization and commercialization of public knowledge. He promotes the creation of a Digital Public Library, which will make the collections of research libraries ...

“Do Not Track” – Recent Developments in Internet Privacy

Fresh off successful efforts to quash the Stop Online Piracy Act, a number of internet companies are turning to consumer privacy issues. Web giants like Google and Facebook have been facing mounting political pressure and popular demands for greater user choice and control over privacy settings. In the forefront of the debate is the proposed ...

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Going Too Far? 1

Anyone who uses one of Google’s multitudes of services recently has been confronted with Google’s new Privacy Policy, which was implemented on the 1st of March. Internet privacy is obviously a major concern for users and governments alike, and this new policy has been met with mixed reaction. Canadian reaction has suggested that it is ...