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i’ve killed my e-mail

You may not notice, but this blog has just been transitioned to a shiny new virtual machine. Seems a bit snappier. More details to follow. Anyway, despite some rather thorough testing (or at least what I thought was thorough), I’ve

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more draft regulations to canadian anti-spam legislation published

A while back I had posted an entry on some draft regulations under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legis­la­tion which were published by the CRTC for public comment.  Those regulations related primarily to consent mechanisms and what information must be provided in e-mails. Late last week, another

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draft regulations to canadian anti-spam legislation published

Sorry for the absence, blog and readers thereof. I have my reasons. Anyway just a short one this time.  The CRTC published their draft regulations under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (which as many of you isn’t the official short name) which

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no driving and typing – now law

A new law that bans using hand-held devices to talk, email, or send text messages while behind the wheel has been passed by the Ontario legislature. The new rules, which don’t come into effect immediately, include a fine of up

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skadden’s 2008 it law review

Great recap of significant developments in US IT/e-commerce law from the folks at Skadden. Well worth the read if you’re into such things.

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internet e-mail is not secure

From time to time I have moaned and groaned about the lack of security regarding e-mail. Oddly enough, many people who use e-mail on a daily basis for sensitive business communications don’t realize that, generally speaking, e-mail is, by default,

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multitasking

This one isn’t quite law related or quite technology rated, though it sort of touches on both. Just wanted to share something quite remarkable I saw this evening. I was riding home in a cab with my wife and young

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Wikiality – Part III

Bit of an elaboration on a previous post on the use of Wikipedia in judgements. I cited part of a New York Times article, which had in turn quoted from a letter to the editor from Professor Kenneth Ryesky. The

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Killer E-mails

Just one more before my “lunch” ends…. still trying to catch up. Anyway, a recent article highlights a real low point in spam. This is even worse than the Nigerian scams (which actually resulted in several real-word deaths). Anyway, the

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