U.S. Gov’t Seizure of Cloud Servers Puts Hyperlocal’s Content at Risk

Ohio hyperlocal sports publisher Kyle Goodwin’s videos vaporized in the cloud. The U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) seized the servers storing Goodwin’s videos as part of the DOJ’s criminal indictments against MegaUpload.com. Now Goodwin is suing to get his videos back, claiming his hyperlocal sports business depends on the content…

EFF: Claim That Not All Hyperlocal Journalists Are Equal ‘Simply Wrong’

The practice of denying hyperlocal publishers the full status of other journalists has caught the ire of organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has fought to level the playing field for public access on behalf of hyperlocal news media and bloggers. Many local officials have granted traditional media access to public records and meetings while denying the same privileges to hyperlocals…

New ‘Consumer Bill of Rights’ for Mobile Apps — What It Means for LBS

Following new regulatory pressure over consumer privacy in mobile apps, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and TRUSTe have unveiled ta new “consumer bill of rights” and other products to help mobile app developers provide more transparency to consumers using mobile devices…