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Yahoo!: Defender of Privacy Rights

On April 23, 2010 By JETLaw

Privacy protection for electronic communications has been a subject of debate for some time now, so it should come as no surprise that the government continues to make controversial attempts to obtain private email communications. A recent legal controversy between Yahoo! and the Department of Justice illustrates just how far the government can go in [...]

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Teachers have long attempted to dissuade misbehavior by students–particularly those who are out of their teacher’s sight–by warning them that teachers have “eyes in the back of their heads.” Now, teachers and administrators at Harriton High School in the Lower Merion School District have actually acquired the ability to know what their students are doing [...]

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Scientists at Berkeley can read your mind.

Well, not exactly. But reports that they are one step closer to building a mind-reading machine. The scientists used an fMRI machine to measure blood flow in the brain and tracked patterns of neural activity as subjects [...]

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The Fourth Amendment Is Great and All, But…

On September 1, 2009 By JETLaw

Bill Simmons, the popular writer for, recently discussed the continual leaking of information regarding steroid use in baseball in the early 2000s and compared this lingering phenomenon to, among other less savory things, an automatic debit that just cannot be canceled. The description is apt for a somewhat beguiling situation [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 30, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Comcast’s win in district court regarding 1993 FCC rule allows it to pursue more than 30% of cable market.

Musician John Mayer must dish out $25,000 to charity selected by TMZ for losing bet over not-so-secret mug shot.

Michael Jackson’s death officially ruled a homicide [...]

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