Information Privacy

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Lawsuit: Michael Brown Sexually Assaulted Unconscious Woman

    Michael "She Had a Nice Ass and I Was Hard" Brown allegedly "sexually assaulted an unconscious woman on his boat in the presence of others," according to a lawsuit filed by Brown's former chief of staff. In the suit, filed in Harris County District Court, Ray von Proctor claims he was demoted as ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Instagram to Users: Starting January 16, We Can Sell Your Photos

    In what has got to be one of the dumbest moves by a social media outlet to date, massive photo sharing service Instagram has updated its property policy so that beginning January 16, 2013, it will be able to use user photos in ads and with other products, essentially turning Instagram into the world ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Junie Hoang: Actress' Suit Against IMDb For Revealing Her Age Allowed To Proceed

    A federal judge has refused to toss out the suit filed by texas actress Junie Hoang, who anonymously sued Amazon for revealing her true age on its subsidiary movie-info website IMDb. Hoang, 41, a Texas A&M graduate who studied martial arts in Houston, sued the site for taking her age from informati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Google Combines Services and Privacy Documents

    ​Over the past month, I've gotten multiple notices from Google about an update to their privacy documentation and, apparently, it's caused quite a little furor. As usual with any large tech company that commands so much of our data, any change is viewed with skepticism. When Facebook has a pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Lucas Henderson, Student from Waco, Allegedly Scams Scores of Companies with Illegal Coupons

    From The Smoking Gun22-year-old Lucas Henderson allegedly used his computer powers for evil.​There's been a rash of South-on-East-Coast fraud lately, in which residents from small Texas towns have effectively duped fancy New York firms. Remember April's scamster of the month Andy Surface, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Google Street View Lawsuit: Texas Gets In On The Action

    According to a federal lawsuit, Google stole private information in Texas when it was collecting data for Street View. ​An East Texas attorney has filed a class action lawsuit against Google, claiming the company illegally stole data from Wi-Fi networks while collecting data for Google Maps Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    YouTube Reinstates Ally ASL's Account

    ​Allyson Townsend, better known to her fans as Ally ASL, made headlines earlier this month when YouTube shut down her account after Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group complained that her videos, which featured Ally translating pop songs by Kesha, Owl City and others into American Sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    HCC Trustee Wonders Whether Adminstrators Are Leaking Info About Her To Reporters

    Are HCC administrators leaking info to the media about a board member?​More strangeness is afoot at HCC.Today Hair Balls received an e-mail, along with other media folks in town, in which a trustee is demanding an investigation into how private information possessed by the college administration a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    UH Reporters Won't Have To Hand Over E-Mails After All

    Student reporters for University of Houston’s Daily Cougar won’t have to turn over their e-mail correspondences with staff members. Last week, the paper was sent a request for the documents under the Texas Public Information Act, but UH’s Assistant General Counsel, Eric D. Bentley, fired back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2007
  • News

    November 25, 1999

    No Secrets

    Health providers, insurance companies, researchers and government agencies all want your medical records. And it doesn't matter whether you want them released or not.

  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Down For The Count

    A test census survey stirs up questions on privacy

  • News

    February 20, 1997