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Netflix has been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Just this week the streaming company filed a Petition to Deny with the FCC which formally asks the government to block the deal.

Netflix argues that if the two cable [...]

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Secret-Speak Freely And Cryptic Are Not Welcomed In Brazil

By Cassidi Hammock On August 29, 2014 · Updated August 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

If you are visiting Brazil you might find yourself with one less app due to a recent court injunction. On Monday, August 18, 2014, Judge Paulo Cesar de Carvalho granted an injunction, which mandated that Secret-Speak Freely be removed from Apple’s App Store and Google Play along with the Microsoft equivalent, “Cryptic,” from [...]

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911: Just a Text Away?

By Danielle Drago On August 28, 2014 · Updated August 29, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Emergency help may now be at your fingertips. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) recently voted 3-2 to adopt a rule requiring all U.S. cell phone carriers and certain app developers to implement services allowing users to send text messages to 911 by the end of 2014. [...]

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An Uber Vexation Facilitates Solidarity Among Cab Companies

By Erin Webb On August 27, 2014 · Updated August 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cab companies, normally at odds with each other, are banning together to combat Uber.

Uber, a ride-sharing company recently valued at $18 billion, came onto the scene in San Francisco in 2009. Five years later, the company is operating in over seventy cities worldwide. Uber is disrupting the current taxicab market with its use [...]

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ABA Urges Increased Cybersecurity Measures

By Edmund Semmes On August 26, 2014 · Updated August 26, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Last week the American Bar Association adopted a new resolution urging all organizations in the  private and public sector to enhance their cybersecurity protocols. Resolution 109 recommends several cybersecurity standards and notes that security failures often arise when these standards are not fully implemented or [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

By Brenan Salgado On August 25, 2014 · Updated August 25, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Copyright

The US Copyright Office issues a report stating that “[t]he Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants,” an example of which is a “photograph taken by a monkey.”

Cybersecurity

The UPS Store announces that 51 of its franchised stores were penetrated by a [...]

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On August 11, 2014, the California Senate passed cellular phone anti-theft legislation, sending it to Governor Jerry Brown to be signed into law.  The bill, SB 962, mandates that any smartphone built and distributed in California after July 1, 2015 must have a “technological solution” that would prevent new [...]

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The number of Apple’s settlement with 33 states over electronic book price fixing could reach as high as $400 million. Last month, the company agreed to settle the class action brought by 33 attorneys generals seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for allegedly colluding with book publishers to inflate [...]

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