In the News Feb 1

Posted: Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:41

Professor Alyssa DiRusso

Professor Alyssa DiRusso’s article, "Testacy and Intestacy: The Dynamics of Wills and Demographic Status," 23 QUINNIPIAC PROB. L.J. 36 (2009), was cited by the Surrogate’s Court of New York in a November 2012 case: In the Matter of the Administration Proceeding, Estate of Shoichiro Hama, Deceased, 2012 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 5681; 2012 NY Slip Op 22378 (2012).

Professor Woodrow N. Hartzog

Professor Hartzog’s recent article, "Obscurity: A Better Way to Think About Your Data Than ‘Privacy," (coauthored with Evan Selinger) published in The Atlantic was mentioned in Bloomberg’s Business Week. To access this posting go to In addition, the director of security policy and global privacy officer at Intel Corporation commented in his blog about Hartzog’s Atlantic article. To read these blog comments go to Also, The Nation’s writer, Ari Melber, has commented on Hartzog’s article as well. To access this article go to

"It’s fair to question the common narrative that because [Graph] Search respects privacy settings, then there aren’t privacy issues," said Professor Hartzog in the CNBC article "New Facebook Tool, Te’o Scandal Fan Flames of Privacy Debate" on Jan. 19. To access this article go to

"I think that the money is better given to the designated non-profits, but the wording of these declarations seems to frustrate this goal. These declarations demand a high degree of certainty from individuals, yet only general details about the conduct in question are provided," said Professor Hartzog in the Forbes article "Why I Can’t Claim My $10 From Facebook In The ‘Sponsored Stories’ Settlement" on Jan. 28. To access this article go to