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Supreme Court GPS decision could impact future mobile experiences

by Avivah Litan  |  January 26, 2012  |  4 Comments

No doubt you’ve seen this news already http://blogs.wsj.com/wsjam/2012/01/24/scotus-says-no-to-gps-tracking-without-a-warrant/?mod=google_news_blog The Supreme Court ruled that the police violated the 4th amendment (protection against unreasonable searches and seizures) when police used GPS tracking on a narcotics-operative’s vehicle (planted there without his knowledge) to convict the man. His conviction was overturned because there was no valid warrant for the […]

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New ICANN Web Address scheme will increase cyberattacks

by Avivah Litan  |  January 10, 2012  |  3 Comments

The new ICANN arrangement for opening up new domains and web addresses that becomes effective this week is good news for fraudsters. Other Gartner analysts, i.e. Andrew Frank, Lydia Leong and Ray Valdes, cover the overriding advertising and domain registration/monitoring aspects but from a fraud point of view, this is bad news for legitimate users. […]

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PayPay payments at Home Depot stores are significant

by Avivah Litan  |  January 9, 2012  |  1 Comment

Paypal payments come to Home Depot store shoppers. See last Friday’s PayPal blog about their trial of point-of-sale (POS) payments at 5 unnamed Home Depot stores https://www.paypal-media.com/aboutus.cfm. Home Depot customers can now check out at those five stores by entering their phone numbers and PayPal PIN numbers, or by swiping their PayPal cards, at the […]

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