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The difficulty associated with holding large corporations accountable for minute infractions is a significant obstacle to justice in our legal system. The rise of class action lawsuits has helped this problem, but an even quicker and easier avenue is now available.

Do Not Pay is a free iOS application that allows users to “sue [...]

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Farmers have become hackers. Increasingly, farmers have started hacking into their own tractors and other agricultural technology in order to perform a variety of repairs on their equipment. According to these farmers-hackers, this hacking activity is necessary as a result of John Deere’s recent progress in monopolizing the repair regime.

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On the 24th of September, the Japanese Hayabisa2 space mission became the first to land Rovers on the surface of an asteroid. The two successful probes, MINERVA-II 1A and 1B, have safely executed their first movements and captured surface level photographs of the asteroid. Soon after, the now dead German asteroid rover MASCOT [...]

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By creating an account, you agree to the Terms of Service & Privacy Policy. This is an example of a sign-in wrap agreement, an electronic contract in which users manifest their assent to a service provider’s terms and conditions by creating an account. Electronic contracts enable efficient transactions in everyday life. Although these agreements [...]

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Are Inclusion Riders Legal?

By jlgordon On September 30, 2018 · Leave a Comment

On March 4, 2018, actress Frances McDorman ended her Best Actress speech at the Oscars with the words “inclusion rider.” This term was coined by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, an associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in a Hollywood Reporter op-ed in 2014. An inclusion rider is a [...]

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Human-Animal Chimeras

By diduru On September 30, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Scientists from the Salk Institute engineered a human-pig hybrid in the lab, apparently the first successful human-animal crossbreed. Injecting human stem cells into animal embryos, they created what is called a chimera, or a creature that consists of cells from two individuals from the same or distinct species. Through their research, scientists [...]

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Buying and Selling Music in the Digital Era

By cjgantt On September 30, 2018 · Leave a Comment

When listening to a song on a streaming website such as Spotify or Apple Music most of us don’t give a second thought to what that means to the artist. The recent changes in streaming capabilities have fundamentally changed the way that the music industry works. Gone are the days when you walk to the [...]

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In June, the head of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC, William Hinman, opined that Bitcoin was not a security, “but that many, but not all, ICOs are securities and will come under the regulatory control of the SEC and relevant securities laws.” He went on to say that the [...]

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