ChoicePoint Data Stolen By Imposters

MSNBC reports that criminals posing as legitimate businesses have accessed critical personal data stored by ChoicePoint. ChoicePoint collects information from public records (they have contracts with at least 35 federal agencies to share data with them) and then combines it…

Search Warrants in the Era of Digital Evidence

GW Law professor Orin Kerr has posted a draft of his new (and important) paper "Search Warrants in an Era of Digital Evidence." Here is the abstract:This Article contends that the legal rules regulating the search warrant process must be…

CFP: The Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions of Search Engines

Received this CFP today from Eszter Hargittai: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Special Issue on The Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensionsof Search Engines Guest Editor:Eszter HargittaiNorthwestern UniversitySearch engines are some of the most commonly accessed Web sites online. Millions of…