Science Fiction, Charles Dickens & the Comedy Podcast: A New Look at Plagiarism

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How would you feel if a short story you had sold to a magazine was photocopied and handed out by a college teacher — or posted on the university’s website for free download? What if the magazine was defunct, and … Continue reading

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Google’s New Your Timeline Feature Creates Safety, Privacy Worries

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On Tuesday, July 21, Google announced something called Your Timeline a Google Maps tool that promises to enable users to “rediscover” the places they’ve been on any given day, the route taken to get there, and the photos taken along … Continue reading

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Social Media Law Updates You Might Have Missed

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It’s been awhile since I posted anything about social media law. The truth is that since I’m not a lawyer, I tend to get sidetracked and not pay much attention to changes in social media law until something happens that … Continue reading

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Summertime Security for Your Smartphone

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Memorial Day has come and gone, and our family is planning its summer vacation. Bet yours is, too. One lesson we learned the hard way recently is that the mobile devices every family member carries contain WAY too much personal … Continue reading

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Sick of SPAM? I am — Especially Bogus “Research” Phone Calls

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Are you sick of spam? I am. Not the canned ham product.  I’m sick of the kind of spam that fills my iPad’s in-box with unwanted junk mail — and has me hanging up on about 90% of the callers … Continue reading

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Dallas Actors Beware: Casting 360, Another “Casting Site” Scam has Arrived

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As if there weren’t enough of these fake casting sites around, yet another one has popped up in the North Texas area.  This one is called Casting 360, and is running ads like this one on job boards and websites … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Lost Mobile Device

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Like most families these days, my family has gone mobile. My husband carries an Android phone and a Google tablet everywhere. Our 14-year-old has a Chromebook issued by his school, a Windows phone, and an iPad. I have an iPad … Continue reading

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