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Many consumers put a lot of faith in online user reviews when choosing where to buy goods or services. Websites host reviews for nearly everything, from restaurants to prisons. But the popularity of these sites has also created a booming market for fake positive reviews, which has undermined the credibility of review platforms. While [...]Continue Reading →
Have you ever signed into your Gmail account and noticed an advertisement in your sidebar that seems all-too-relevant to you? You may wonder: how does Google know me so well?
Well, much of that specialized treatment stems from Google’s scanning technology, which allows Google to scan your Gmail messages for keywords and concepts to identify [...]Continue Reading →
A bill passed in New Zealand effectively bans software patents by labeling them ‘not inventions.’ A newly invented process, implemented in software, would still be patentable, but the software that implements it would not itself be patentable. Will this square New Zealand’s goal with the TRIPS Agreement’s requirement that patents be available “without [...]Continue Reading →
On August 28, 2013 By Mike Sellner September 1, 2013
Walk down many streets in Manhattan filled with tourists and you are bound to see numerous tables chockfull of t-shirts and other items emblazoned with the phrase “I ♥ NY.” While this phrase gained prominence and [...]Continue Reading →
Just last week, a new report published in Nature’s Scientific Reports confirmed what many already knew and some feared: mobile devices can be used to identify people regardless of whether the information was “anonymized.” That is right: your phone and its data, even if it is touted as “anonymous,” can be used to [...]Continue Reading →
Bank not liable to cyber-heist victim company that had expressly declined to use the additional security controls it offered A federal district court hears arguments about whether the FBI’s use of a “stingray” device, which pretends to be a cell phone tower so that it can collect information from phones and [...]Continue Reading →
Recently, the JETLaw blog detailed Anheuser-Busch’s trademark dispute over the use of “Bud” in regions of Europe, but now the company faces a different legal dispute in the United States. The company now faces allegations that it intentionally lowers the alcohol content of many of its beverages by using extra [...]Continue Reading →
Voters will hit the polls tomorrow ushering in the dawn of a new presidential term. The beginning of a term brings decreased pressures and a concomitant increase in executive flexibility. This political landscape, colored by the recent deluge of campaign advertisements, presents a ripe time to renew the discussion and proposals promoting campaign-finance reform.
Since [...]Continue Reading →
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