Thursday, October 10, 2013

Week in Review

New federal and state laws are continuing to impact our relationship with technology and online resources.  This was recently illustrated by the roll out of web-based health insurance exchanges under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The roll out did not go smoothly, and the news was filled with stories of technological glitches and errors that, to some extent, took center stage over the continued partisan split over the substance of the law. At the state level, California passed a law that gives people under the age of eighteen the right to have personal information, photos, and content deleted from websites. As individuals worry more about their online profile, laws like this permit minors to scrub damaging information from the web before they seek to enter the workforce. Elsewhere this week, Instagram turned three years old, and Samsung unveiled its new curved smartphone.

Technology and the Workplace
Herndon-based Apx Labs turns smart glasses into tools for the workplace (WashPost)
How Not to Work From Home, According to the Giants of Tech (Wired)
Social Advertising Tips for Your Business (Mashable)
Boss Hacks Personal Email Account of Employee (Delaware Employment Blog)
33 Great Apps And Tools For Marketing Professionals (Forbes)

Technology and the Law
Health Exchange Tech Problems Point To A Thornier Issue (NPR)
California law gives teens right to delete web posts (BBC)
No Privacy Claim for Use of Student Facebook Picture (Delaware Employment Blog)
Obama Administration Backs Apple in Patent Dispute with Samsung (WSJ)
LinkedIn Search In Spotlight At Bank of America Trial (WSJ)

There's an App for That
Three things we want from Instagram on its 3rd birthday (LATimes)
Samsung unveils first curved smartphone (CNN)
AppSeed Turns Your Sketches Into App Prototypes (Mashable)
Outsource Your Thank You Notes to a Robot (ABC)
Behold (And Maybe Fear) The New Self-Updating Online Address Book (Forbes)

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