Euclid Analytics, a company that tracks brick-and-mortar shoppers via their smartphones, has failed to convince Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) that its technology poses no privacy risk. "Euclid's use of opt-out location tracking -- regardless of whether a consumer actually enters a store equipped with this technology -- simply doesn't meet the standard of privacy Americans should be able to count on," Franken said in a statement this week. "
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that consumers have the right to resell the copyrighted merchandise they purchase. But a federal judge in New York just ruled that the right to resell copyrighted products only applies to physical goods, and not digital media. In a ruling made public today, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Sullivan granted summary judgment to Capitol Records in its lawsuit against ReDigi, a company that offers a platform for users to resell MP3s purchased from iTunes.
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