Thursday, July 18, 2013

Week in Review

As Edward Snowden continues to seek asylum, privacy issues remain center stage in the world of technology. Universities are rethinking their network security as they face cyberattacks from around the world. The University of Wisconsin, for example, receives almost 100,000 hacking attempts a day from China alone. Yahoo also won a privacy battle this week. In 2008, it filed objections to the NSA’s program which required Yahoo to release user data without a warrant, and this week the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court declassified Yahoo’s 2008 briefing, shedding light on its opposition to the program. Privacy was even the center of attention in the world of apps this week, as employers are increasingly creating blacklists of problematic apps and Tumblr asked users to download a new version of its app and reset their passwords because of privacy vulnerabilities. 

Technology and the Workplace
Universities Face a Rising Barrage of Cyberattacks (NYTimes)
How 3 NFL players' mea culpa will improve your social media policy (Employer Handbook)
Employers, Facebook, and the SCA Do Not a Love Triangle Make (Delaware Employment Law)
Ohio Federal Court Permits Case Alleging Employer's Accessing Of Former Employee's Personal Emails To Proceed (Employer Law Report)

Technology and the Law
Yahoo's secret FISA fight to be made public (CNN)
Bank's new cybersecurity audits catch law firms flat-footed (ABA Journal)
Get Over Your Fear of the Internet, Judge Tells Peers (WSJ)
Ruling: Amazon Can't Own ".Amazon" (WSJ)
GlassUp takes on Google Glass and Google legal (CNET)

There's an App for That
Banned at Work: Employers Blacklist Apps From Facebook, Google (Business Week)
Tumblr asks users to reset passwords after 'security vulnerability' (CNN)
Apps released to fix 'Master Key' security hole in Android phones (LA Times)
Can you turn off Amber Alerts in your phone? (CBS)
Google Maps finally back on iPad; app's iPhone version updated (LA Times)


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