June 2012

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All Around Bad Night: Kevin Durant Loses Finals, Sued for “Durantula” Nickname

by Allan Oziel on June 22, 2012 No comments

Last night, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and the Miami Heat delivered on their promise to bring home a championship by closing out the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106, in Game 5. LeBron was brilliant throughout the regular season, playoffs and especially the finals. In Game 5, LeBron registered a triple double, with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, clearly cementing himself as the best player in the world and perhaps, one of the greatest players in the history of basketball.

While last night was a coronation for “King James”, it was an all around bad night for Kevin Durant. Durant, a 3-time scoring champ, led his team with 32 points, but also had 7 turnovers that contributed to Miami’s romp of OKC. While Durant may not affect the game in as many ways as LeBron, he is 23 years old, a deadly scorer and will only get better. I suspect we may see these two superstars square off in the finals several times within the next few years.

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Allan OzielAll Around Bad Night: Kevin Durant Loses Finals, Sued for “Durantula” Nickname

Privacy Commissioner Releases Policy Paper on Online Behavioural Advertising

by Allan Oziel on June 11, 2012 No comments

Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) refers to the online advertising technique, whereby a website operator uses “cookies” to track visitors on a website and then uses the data obtained by the tracking (in combination with geographic and demographic data) to create targeted advertising tailored to the individual’s inferred interests.

On June 6, 2012, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released a policy position on OBA. The OPC found that:

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Allan OzielPrivacy Commissioner Releases Policy Paper on Online Behavioural Advertising