Ingress AR Game Impacting Kansas Law Enforcement?

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I recently stumbled across this post from a Kansas law enforcement lobbyist, originally posted in January 2014. It purports to describe “a number” of 911 calls in Park City about “suspicious persons” who turned out to be playing the augmented reality game Ingress. The article also cites one of my blog posts as an example[...]

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Digital Eyewear for Law Enforcement

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I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Bill Switzer, head of CopTrax, a division of Stalker Radar in Georgia.  CopTrax is making a name for itself as the first company to offer a software solution to law enforcement officers based on Google Glass. On Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, the Byron Police Department in Georgia–a loyal Stalker[...]

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Floating Google Glass Stores? Unlikely. Instead, Follow the Patent.

Since October 25, when CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman first broke the story, the intertubes have been blowing up about the huge, mysterious barges that Google is apparently building in San Francisco, California and Portland, Maine.  (Will they find one orbiting Jupiter next?) This original story concluded that the San Francisco structure was most likely a “a sea-faring[...]

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Service of Process Via Social Media – a Comparative Approach [GUEST POST]

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This article was written by Lee Swales, a Lecturer at Varsity College and Consultant to V O’Connell Inc. Attorneys in Durban, South Africa.  He authors the Social Media and Regulatory Law Blog. Social media and technology have cast a wide net; service of legal process via non-traditional means, such as Facebook, is now permissible in many[...]

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Augmented Reality Gamer Detained By Police

An excerpt from my slides at ARE2012

For years now, in blog posts and in speeches across the country, I have been warning about the real-world implications of augmented reality games.  Primarily, I’ve focused on the risk of getting physically hurt while playing these virtual games. But I’ve also shared the story of an incident that happened only a few miles from[...]

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Google Maps Shows the Path to Avoiding Liability for User Injuries

Why did Lauren Rosenberg cross the road?  Probably not for the purpose of creating case law that will help shield publishers in augmented, social, and other digital media from liability when users of those media hurt themselves.  But that’s exactly what she accomplished. Ms. Rosenberg is a Utah resident.  One day she found herself wanting[...]

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