There’s No App For That: Smartphone Data Privacy and Law Enforcement Searches

Smartphones have become repositories for vast amounts of personal information.  As their functionality grows, users store more and more of their details in their smartphone, from friends’ phone numbers, diary entries, photos, and messages, to shopping lists, bank details, and travel plans.  At the same time, phone manufacturers and app designers silently gather data on users’ movements, browsing habits and passwords.  The resulting bounty of data is extremely convenient for users, but also makes smartphones Continue Reading →

STLR Link Roundup – November 2, 2012

Compliance seems to be the hardest word Last month, Apple suffered a defeat in its global IP-war with Samsung over its Galaxy Tab tablet computer:  the UK Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab did not infringe Apple’s European Community registered design.  The Court of Appeal also affirmed the High Court’s publicity order, which required Apple to post a link its UK homepage to a statement explaining that the Galaxy Continue Reading →