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George C. Eyre, Law Offices provides practical advice and legal solutions to start-ups, consultants and to companies in the I/T, multimedia and other areas. We register and prosecute Canadian Trade Marks and assist our clients with protection around the globe. George C. Eyre, B. Math., L.L.B., M.Eng. is an ex-computer consultant who had ten years experience in the computer field with companies such as Bell Canada and I.B.M. ( New York ) before returning to law school to become a computer lawyer.
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Is your Smart TV spying on you? Is your cable company spying on you?
A UK blogger discovered that his new LG Smart TV was sending back unencrypted information about what TV shows he was watching and the names of files in his USB card attached to his TV to LG. “In fact, there is an option in the system settings called "Collection of watching info:" which is set ON by default. This setting requires the user to scroll down to see it and, unlike most other settings, contains no "balloon help" to describe what it does.” He turned this switch off; however, it had no effect! The LG Smart TV was still spying on him.
Do you have a smart TV or are you thinking of buying? Is it spying on you? Also, is you cable company spying on you? More to come.
Are You Ready For Canada’s Anti-Spam Act Which Comes In Effect On July 1, 2014
Do You Conduct Business Online?
Social Media Violations: Suspension or Termination? It Depends!
The punishment of social media violations in the employment context vary widely - for example, two Toronto firefighters were recently fired for posting sexist tweets while an Ontario arbitration ruling only suspended a teacher who made allegations of homophobia against his principal for three days. Arbitrator James Hayes ordered the teacher to apologize to the principal reduced the punishment to a three-day suspension: Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation v. Simcoe Country District School Board.