Friendship in the Social Media Age

How social media that was originally designed to connect friends can just as easily drive them apart.


My First Audiobook – Manhattan Beach

I have forever been a hard copy reader.  Most of the news I consume is from paper newspapers.  Rarely will I read an iBook or any other electronic novel.  I disdain reading documents on the computer at work and instead print out anything longer than a few paragraphs.  Many of these preferences are due to…


The End of Net Neutrality and its Negative Consequences

The internet plays a pivotal role in democracy.  It is a forum for free speech, venue for social activism, and origin of many grassroots movements.  Prior to Thursday, December 14th, it did not matter whether you were a major service and content provider like Netflix, or a sole proprietor with a great competing website idea. …


Verizon Fios and the 30 Day Internet Policy

We recently filed a a Consumer Complaint with the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") against Verizon.  While our complaint centered on wireless internet, keep in mind that consumers can also file complaints with the FCC regarding their phone, television, and even radio services.  There are extra protections for those with disabilities and for those in need…


Antitrust and Big Tech

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Missouri's attorney general, Josh Hawley, launched an investigation into Google's handling of its consumer's data, and whether it manipulated search results to favor its own products.  The investigation will focus on three issues, according to Mr. Hawley: Scope - the depth and breadth of Google's data collection; Abuse of market…