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EFF Raises Privacy Concerns About AIM Upgrade

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AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) has released an upgrade, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has recommended that AIM users “not switch to the new version, as it introduces important privacy-unfriendly features.” Why the concern from the EFF? According to the statement, the new system “started storing more logs of communications and . . . apparently […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 4th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Posted in Internet Law,Privacy

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Lesson from AOL: Beware of Generic Trademarks

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The Ninth Circuit recently found the trademark registration for “ADVERTISING.COM” by America Online (AOL) too generic for legal protection. AOL wanted to stop the name and similar design of Advertise.com, and while the lower court found the trademark to be descriptive and protected, the appellate court disagreed. Instead, the Ninth Circuit turned to the so-called […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 19th, 2010 at 9:59 am

Posted in Intellectual Property

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Electronic Communications Privacy Act Under Attack – By Just About Everyone

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Finally something Google, Microsoft, AOL, the ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Americans for Tax Reform can agree on! These companies, privacy advocates, and thinktanks are all members of the Digital Due Process coalition, which is pushing for Congress to overhaul the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) enacted in 1986, well before the Internet surge; […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 am

Posted in Legal News,Privacy

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