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March, 2012


March 31, 2012  3:22 PM

U.S. Border Laptop Search Can Be Challenged

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
aclu, homeland security, house, manning, privacy, Security, wikileaks

It hasn't gotten a lot of play in the news media, but a recent U.S. District Court decision may at least weaken a policy that theoretically gives the Department of Homeland Security the right to search laptop storage of more than two-thirds of Americans. In case you've forgotten, in August...

March 29, 2012  3:40 PM

Romney Campaign Apparently Planned Ahead for Stolen Laptops

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
government, law enforcement, privacy, Security

We've heard this sort of story before (here, and

March 25, 2012  11:06 PM

File Sharing Site RapidShare Required to Monitor All Content

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
copyright, file sharing, hotsite, megaupload, rapidshare

You thought the MegaUpload seizure was bad? Check this out. The Swiss file uploading service RapidShare, accused of harboring copyrighted content, has been ordered...

March 19, 2012  12:14 AM

What SMB Data Backup and Rush Limbaugh Have in Common

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
carbonite, online backup, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke

It's funny sometimes how a perfectly ordinary press release can have a lot more to it than appears at first. Take Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB). The company issued a press release a few days ago citing a study finding that many small businesses were using old, unreliable methods such as external hard...

March 14, 2012  5:10 PM

Western Digital Finally Closes Hitachi GST Purchase

Posted by: Sharon Fisher

Almost exactly a year after it was first announced, Western Digital has announced that it has closed its purchase of Hitachi GST, after being required to sell off...

March 1, 2012  12:13 AM

Judge Rules that Legal Firms Can Use Computer-Based ‘Predictive Coding’ in E-Discovery

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
computer assisted review, e-discovery, predictive coding, technology assisted review

In a decision that may be as far-reaching as the 2006 changes in rules for civil proceedings that essentially created the e-discovery market, Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck has


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