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We have all experienced targeted advertising, whether it’s Amazon ads for that new toaster you need or airline ads for flights to that vacation spot you have been eyeing. Companies advertise this way by collecting data about our shopping habits and suggesting products similar to what we have bought before. However, all of this is […]

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The Dark Side of Autonomous Vehicles That No One is Talking About

By On October 20, 2019 · Updated October 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Huge leaps in technology within the last decade have brought a once far-fetched idea to the forefront – the prospect of a driverless vehicle. Although some companies claim the technology is already here, economic pressures and city-specific obstacles have steered the focus of this new innovation away from personal vehicles and towards freight […]

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Blockchain to the Rescue: How the “New Internet” Could Ease IP Registration Woes

By On October 16, 2019 · Updated October 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Most people associate blockchain technology with Bitcoin, which has dominated headlines over the past couple years and sparked the public conversation about cryptocurrency. However, versatile blockchain technology, often described as the “new internet,” has the unique potential to be functional in many different fields, specifically intellectual property registration. 

Blockchain is an immutable […]

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Looking at Facial Recognition Software Through A Wide-Angle Lens

By On October 7, 2019 · Updated October 7, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Amazon’s facial recognition technology, called Amazon Rekognitition, is a growing part of that tech giant’s portfolio. Unlike Amazon Prime or Whole Foods, however, it remains largely removed from public awareness. That may change dramatically in the coming months if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has his way.

At a recent Alexa conclave in Seattle, Bezos stated […]

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In the world of ever-increasing technological innovation, we are often found in a catch-22, where security and privacy interests conflict. Indeed, we are regularly forced into situations where our basic human instinct for protection and security competes with our (perhaps uniquely American) expectations of privacy. The airport is one place where this dilemma materializes on […]

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The Fair Pay to Play Act Pushes the NCAA Away from Amateurism

By On October 2, 2019 · Updated October 6, 2019 · Leave a Comment

The NCAA has long fought to preserve amateurism in collegiate sports. As a result, NCAA athletes have not been able to profit off of their name, image, and likeness (NIL). However, that recently changed when California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, making it legal for athletes at California universities […]

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Imagine, during your morning scroll of the news, you come across a video of President Obama giving an address to the American people. In this seemingly innocuous video, President Obama calls President Trump “a total and complete dipsh*t” and tells the audience to “stay woke b*tches.” Sound absurd? As it turns out, this satirical video […]

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Amid the flurry of anti-regulatory actions taken by the Trump administration in 2019, none have consistently garnered national attention quite like its efforts to revoke California’s ability to set its own, highly stringent auto emissions standards. On September 19th, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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