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You’ve just witnessed a terrible incident on the opposite side of a rural highway. Even though you are not involved, you know what to do: call 911. Immediately after pressing those digits you have avoided save circumstances such as this, a voice answers, “911, what is your emergency?” After a chaotic recitation of the traumatic [...]

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911: Just a Text Away?

On August 28, 2014 By Danielle Drago

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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Crowdsourcing Disaster Relief

On April 14, 2014 By Erin Frankrone

I couldn’t miss another opportunity to extol the virtues and rise of crowdsourcing.  Devotees to the JETLaw blog may recall my earlier post and note about the crowdsourcing phenomenon.

In the wake of tragedy and mystery following the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the [...]

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Twitter Now Ruining Reputations?

On August 18, 2009 By JETLaw

Twitter’s clean, good-guy image is under attack and its team must be gearing up for overtime work. The social networking and microblogging service has been named in several lawsuits recently. One set of suits relates to libel and reputational damage claims. Courtney Love was sued for libel over a tweet. St. Louis Cardinals manager [...]

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