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Beyond Google

The Department of Justice’s subpoena of Google search data generated considerable attention last month with a judge ultimately ordering disclosure of only a fraction of what the U.S. government initally demanded.  At the time, the coverage noted that Google was not the only target with similar requests to AOL, Microsoft, […]

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March 30, 2006 1 comment News

Two From Yahoo

While much of the tech world's attention is focused on RIM (with the judge reserving his decision this afternoon), there are two Yahoo stories worth noting.  First, add Yahoo to the list of companies that are coming out against DRM.  Yahoo Music chief Dave Goldberg raised eyebrows Thursday at the […]

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February 24, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

The CBC as a Role Model

I’ve been critical of the CBC over the past few months, emphasizing the need for Canada’s public broadcaster to do more to embrace the potential of new technologies and the Internet.  To that end, there are signs that the CBC is moving in the right direction.  In addition to a […]

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February 8, 2006 3 comments News

The Risks and Rewards of Data Retention

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version, BBC version) examines the U.S. Department of Justice’s demand for search data from the world’s leading search engines.  I argue that while much of the focus has been on the privacy implications of the USDOJ request, the story highlights […]

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January 30, 2006 2 comments Columns