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For the love of the game

IMG_0984When fans of the Golden State Warriors downloaded the team’s new app to their android phones, they got more than they bargained for.  While they were now able to keep up with the latest team news, their private conversations were at risk of being heard.  That’s because the technology in the app interacts with the stadium’s Signal360 beacons which are used to send fans ads and promotions based on where they are in the stands.  Those beacon signals are received by the phone’s microphone, even when the app is not in active use, and, as a result, the user’s conversations can be constantly and continuously recorded and analyzed.  While the app requests permission to access the microphone, according to a new invasion of privacy lawsuit filed against the team by users of the app, the details about how the team will be using this permission are vague and ambiguous.   Security Tip:  before installing any program, read the terms of use/service clauses carefully, and ask yourself do I really need this.

http://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2016/08/30/mic-check-suit-says-warriors-app-uses-phone-to-listen-in-on-fans/?slreturn=20160731131334

 

Brenner to Present at PBI Business Divorce Seminars

 

 

Jeffrey Brenner, managing principal of Maragell, LLC, has been requested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute to serve as a panelist at its full-day Business Divorce seminar that will take place on several dates across the Commonwealth:  March 4th (Pittsburgh), March 7th (Mechanicsburg) and March 11th (Philadelphia).

He will join a panel of experts in fields of corporate law, litigation, and business valuation.  Brenner will cover issues relating to the role IT plays in a business separation, and the preservation and analysis of electronically stored information for use in litigation, including data stored on smartphones, tablets, and cloud-based applications.

Brenner specializes in computer forensics and corporate investigations and has been retained by numerous businesses, insurance companies, governmental agencies, and school districts to assist with their electronic investigation needs.

The seminar has been approved for 6.0 PA CLE substantive credits including ethics. For additional information on the event, or to register, click here.

 

Brenner to Present at Camden Bar Cyber Bullying Seminar

Jeffrey Brenner, managing principal of Maragell, LLC, has been requested by the Camden County Bar Association to serve as a panelist at its Cyber Bullying seminar that will take place on February 21, 2013 from 4 – 6:15 p.m. at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield.

He will join a panel of experts in school law and civil rights, which include: Kevin M. Costello, Esq., William S. Donio, Esq., Gerald “Buzz” Mingin, PhD, and moderator Craig David Becker, Esq.

Brenner will cover issues relating to detecting and proving cyber bullying as it relates to the use of computers, smartphones, and social media outlets.

Brenner specializes in computer forensics and corporate investigations and has been retained by numerous school districts to assist with their electronic investigation needs, both in the case of staff members and students.

The seminar has been approved for 2.0 PA CLE substantive credits and 2.4 MCLE credits. For additional information on the event, or to register, click here.