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Once again we had many news items this week, so we are posting a second round-up. We found a number of legal technology projects attempting to change the way laws are made, interpreted, and complied with far into the future.
How will lawmaking, legal education, and legal practice look in fifty [...]Continue Reading →
There were a lot of items this week, so we are publishing a Wednesday Morning JETLawg in addition to our usual Monday Morning JETLawg: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 →
On October 1, 2013 By Kate Haywood September 29, 2013
Led by actress Halle Berry, celebrity parents scored a major victory last week against tabloid photographers when California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that increases penalties for “harassment” of children due to their parents’ jobs. To drive home the message of the new legislation, the bill amended the current law’s definition of [...]Continue Reading →
For many people, the days of truly talented, original, creative, and charismatic musicians and artists are long gone. Many miss the quality of music from legends like Elvis, The Beatles, Bob Marley, and Frank Sinatra. For those who miss the iconic soul of Marvin Gaye, they may have been happy, or furious, to hear this [...]Continue Reading →
Was that bribery? There’s an app for that! Latham & Watkins releases an app detailing anti-corruption and bribery statutes across many countries. [H/T Law Technology News] False advertising claims (some of them, anyway) against Frito-Lay, based on an “All-Natural” label applied to GMO products, survive. [H/T @rtushnet] After [...]Continue Reading →
As more information regarding the NSA’s surveillance program, dubbed X-Keyscore, trickles into the public domain, technology industry titans continue their battle with the government for increased transparency of national security requests.
Until recently, the full extent of domestic surveillance was largely unknown due to a closely guarded, secret surveillance request process. All surveillance requests [...]Continue Reading →
On August 27, 2013 By Jacob Schumer August 29, 2013
Proxy servers, like other technologies that facilitate anonymity, serve both good and bad interests. On the one hand, they have helped people living under oppressive regimes view otherwise-censored content. On the other hand, they are used to facilitate criminal activity, including terrorist attacks. The function of a proxy server is not complicated: you [...]Continue Reading →
On July 24, 2013 By Dahni Barav July 23, 2013
This week, Eastman Chemical is taking a chance on a lawsuit in an attempt to redeem the safety reputation of its plastic products. In response to strong consumer demand for safer water bottles and baby products, Eastman created one of the first BPA-free plastics, called Tritan. Recent studies by a small Texas company, Certichem, [...]Continue Reading →
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) asks the Supreme Court to stop the NSA’s recently revealed controversial metadata collection program. [H/T SANS] The Times of India claims that the Indian government operates a data collection program that enables it to access intracompany communications on Indian Blackberries. The program had been alluded [...]Continue Reading →
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