Monthly Archives: October 2008

New Development in Location Privacy

This Washington Post article discusses a federal district court ruling last month, which apparently is the first to hold that the government must obtain a warrant based on probable cause of criminal activity before seeking location-based cell phone records.

According to an update to the article, two other district court rulings previously found that the government may obtain the data on a standard lower than probable cause.

The article goes on to say that the ruling could begin to establish the standard for such requests.

Using an API versus Open Source

Many businesses don’t consider the benefits of an Application Programming Interface (API) to generate attention for their software or web services, gain backing of other companies and even lower their own customer support costs.  I often raise this approach with clients since I advised Intuit on setting up its Intuit Developer Network program a few… Continue Reading