Category Archives: Privacy

Controlling Access to Data on Apple devices when Personal Safety is at Risk

Apple has posted a support document explaining just how to check the personal privacy settings on your Apple devices. As they say:

If you’d like to revisit what you share with other people, or restore your device’s original settings for any reason, this guide can help you understand what information you are sharing via your Apple devices, and how to make changes to protect your safety. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to remove someone’s access to information you’ve previously granted: from location data on the Find My app, to meetings you’ve scheduled via Calendar.
If you’re concerned that someone is accessing information you did not share from your Apple device, this guide will also help you identify risks, and walk you through the steps to help make the technology you rely on as private and secure as you want it to be.

See https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1976/en_US/device-and-data-access-when-personal-safety-is-at-risk.pdf.

News and @cyberlaw Links

For those of you who are interested, I’ll be presenting on “Common Trademark Application Problems” on November 2, 2011 as part of my firm’s IP Webinar series. For more information and links to the free registration, click here.

Some recent links I found particularly interesting on Twitter include:

Net Neutrality Case Heads to D.C. Circuit

A challenge to the FCC’s new Network Neutrality rules will be heard by the D.C. Circuit, which in the past has been tough on the FCC.

 

Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when higher up military leaders learn that their drones have been infected with a computer virus from reading this article in WIRED.

 

Tracking the Trackers: When Everyone Knows Your Username

Jonathan Mayer’s article describing his research into web usage tracking is an excellent read.

 

Hacked!

If you’ve ever had your email hacked, you can sympathize with this great article from the Atlantic.

Copyright Basics webinar and @cyberlaw Links

For those of you who are interested, I’ll be presenting as part of my firm’s IP Webinar series on October 5, 2011 at 12 CDT on Copyright Basics.  It will be a lot of fun, and hopefully a good learning experience for all.  Since it’s a webinar, be prepared to ask your general copyright questions… Continue Reading

ACLU challenges Suspicionless Laptop Border Searches

Today, the ACLU and related parties filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the U.S. Government’s policy of allowing suspicionless searches and seizures of laptops and other electronic devices at the border. The allegations include violations of the First and Fourth amendments. It is seeking a declaration that the Department of Homeland Security policies, which are restatements… Continue Reading