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Status Updates - August 2014 #11

Breaking the ice. No one expected that people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads for charity would become the viral phenomenon that it has. One key technical secret to the success of the “ice bucket challenge” may...more

8/28/2014 - Clickbait Ethics Facebook Internet Memes Online Videos Social Media Twitter

Status Updates - August 2014 #5

..’Sup? We’ve commented previously about the new social networking app Yo, which transmits only that brief, eponymous syllable to a user’s friends. Yo’s founders may have been onto something good; the app has been downloaded...more

8/14/2014 - Mobile Apps Technology

Worn on the Sleeve

Watches that monitor sleep quality. Skullcaps that gauge head injury. An infant bodysuit that sends temperature and breathing updates to a mobile device. Ear buds that track your heart rate. These are just some of the...more

7/30/2014 - Google Glass HIPAA Popular Privacy Concerns Retailers Smartphones Wearable Technology

Status Updates - July 2014 #10

..An Illinois woman was arrested on July 11 and charged with theft after she allegedly stole a dress from a boutique in West Frankfort, Illinois, then posted a selfie wearing the dress on her Facebook page. Police Chief Shawn...more

7/24/2014 - Social Networks

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 4 - July 2014

In This Issue: - European Court of Justice Strengthens the Right to Be Forgotten - California AG Offers Best Practices for Do Not Track Disclosures; Crucial Compliance Questions Left Unanswered - Snap...more

7/11/2014 - Data Protection Do Not Track ECJ EU FTC Internet Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Right to Be Forgotten SnapChat Social Media

Status Updates - July 2014

..Twitter is rolling out a new type of advertising that reportedly has been very successful for Facebook’s mobile business — mobile-app install ads, which link directly to games and other apps in popular mobile app stores...more

7/3/2014 - Advertising Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Facebook Mobile Apps Social Networks Twitter

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 2 - April 2014

In This Issue: - Employer Access to Employee Social Media: Applicant Screening, ‘Friend’ Requests and Workplace Investigations - Driving Under the Influence (of Google Glass) - U.S. Courts’ Evolving Approaches to...more

4/16/2014 - Car Accident Copyright Distracted Driving Employer Liability Issues Google Independent Films Job Applicants Revenge Porn Social Media YouTube

Driving Under the Influence (of Google Glass)

In September 2013, Socially Aware took a close look at the potential legal issues confronting users of Google Glass, the now instantly recognizable, compact head-mounted display mounted on a pair of specially designed...more

2/20/2014 - Distracted Driving Google Glass

You May Not Necessarily Be the Master of Your Domain

The ability to associate goods and services with a specific domain name can make or break a business, so much so that companies are still willing to fork over millions to purchase domain names. And although you may consider...more

1/28/2014 - Cybersquatting Domain Names Internet Websites

Socially Aware - Volume 4, Issue 2 - December 2013

In This Issue: Peering Into the Future: Google Glass and the Law; Ownership of Business-Related Social Media Accounts; Two Circuits Address the First Amendment Status of Facebook Activity; Collaborative Consumption –...more

12/23/2013 - Advertising Behavioral Advertising First Amendment Google Google Glass Internet Technology Terms of Use

Peering Into the Future: Google Glass and the Law

What Is Google Glass? - As most Socially Aware readers know, Google Glass (“Glass”) is a form of wearable technology that gives its users hands-free access to a variety of smartphone features by attaching a highly...more

9/9/2013 - Cameras Casinos Distracted Driving Facial Recognition Technology Google Mobile Devices Privacy Laws Right to Privacy Smartphones Technology

Whose @SunValley Is It?

Readers of our blog may remember Leonard Barshack as the co-founder of Bigfoot, a popular Internet mail forwarding service that launched in 1995. Barshack, a resident of Sun Valley, Idaho, recently became well-known once...more

7/30/2013 - Barshack v Twitter Trademarks Twitter

The Diet Has Spoken: Japanese Lawmakers Approve Internet-Enabled Campaigning

In February 2013, we reported on legislative momentum in the Japanese Diet to bring Japan’s sixty-year-old election laws into the brave new world of Web 2.0. On April 19, 2013, that reform effort came to fruition, when a bill...more

6/12/2013 - Blogs Facebook Internet Japan New Legislation Political Campaigns Social Media

Decades-Old Japanese Electioneering Law May Get a Web 2.0 Refresh

Here at Socially Aware, we report regularly on the difficulties inherent in applying long-established laws to new technologies like social media. An interesting example of this is unfolding in Japan: it concerns a decades-old...more

3/5/2013 - Internet Japan POEL Political Campaigns Proposed Legislation Social Media

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