STLR Link Roundup – March 11, 2009

YAHOO! IS ON THE HUNT DURING RESTRUCTURING: Yahoo! Inc. has threatened to sue popular social networking company Facebook for allegedly infringing on Yahoo’s patent rights. Yahoo has not publicly announced which patents it believes are infringed but are asking for Facebook to either pay licensing fees or risk a lawsuit. This news comes on the eve of Facebook’s IPO and amidst plans of a major restructuring of Yahoo! Inc. by its CEO Scott Thompson. Yahoo’s Continue Reading →

Your Smartphone; A Prosecutor’s Best Witness

Introduction Witnesses in the United States may choose to exercise their right to “plead the Fifth,” or refuse to answer a question because the response could provide self incriminating evidence of an illegal act. But how strong is this right if a prosecutor is already aware of where a witness was, what they saw, what they heard, and in some ways even what they were thinking at any given time on any given day? I Continue Reading →