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Did You Accept These Terms and Conditions?

On October 8, 2018 By aehaston

By creating an account, you agree to the Terms of Service & Privacy Policy. This is an example of a sign-in wrap agreement, an electronic contract in which users manifest their assent to a service provider’s terms and conditions by creating an account. Electronic contracts enable efficient transactions in everyday life. Although these agreements [...]

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GoFundMe or GoFraudMe?

On September 23, 2018 By tkcaleb

Crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe create seemingly easy ways for family, friends, and strangers alike to come together and donate to a good cause. Donors can contribute to fund new technologies, cover funeral expenses, and “pay it forward” to deserving individuals.

Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a homeless veteran, used his last twenty dollars to help a stranded [...]

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The use of online social business review sites, such as Yelp, Foursquare, Urbanspoon/Zomato, TripAdvisor, and many others, has grown significantly over the past few years. As of 2016, Yelp had 135 million monthly visitors and 95 million reviews; Yelp first became a profitable company in 2014. While social review platforms provide [...]

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Record Labels Sue YouTube Audio-Ripping Website

On October 17, 2016 By dsowder

Record labels, in their continuing fight against music pirating, have taken aim at an audio-ripping website that undercuts the legal purchase of music. Several major music labels, including Universal, Capitol, Warner Bros, and Sony, have filed a lawsuit against the website Youtube-mp3.org (“YTMP3”) alleging that the site is responsible for direct, contributory, and vicarious [...]

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Starbucks’ Next Top Model: It Could Be You

On April 6, 2016 By ehicks

In today’s world, cameras are everywhere.  People use their phones to capture details of their everyday lives for social media apps like Instagram or Snapchat.  Tourists take pictures of city streets and attractions, inevitably capturing the surrounding crowd.  When you think about it, all of us have probably appeared in these types of pictures just [...]

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The Rise of Predictive Legal Technology

On March 3, 2016 By tricker

Lawyer’s desks are often cluttered with papers.  There are files upon files.  Accordion folders are part and parcel for a deal closing or court hearing.  These papers and their content are often why the resolution of a legal issue is expensive and prolonged.  While technology has already affected many areas of the law and made [...]

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Google Collects Data from Student Users… For What?

On February 25, 2016 By sdotzel

When it comes to data collection from use of devices and programs considered “necessities” in today’s world, the all too common question is – what is this data really being used for? This question was posed in a very public way by Senator Al Franken, the chief Democrat in the US Senate’s Privacy, Technology, and [...]

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A Crowded (Internet) Space

On February 25, 2016 By Matthew Gaske

In recent years, the service environment for companies seeking to provide internet access through geosynchronous, low earth Orbital, or atmospheric platforms appears to have become more competitive.*

The furthest away of these three categories are geosynchronous satellites, whose orbital altitude of over 22,000 miles allows them to travel over the Earth at [...]

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Facing the real threats of bullying, harassment, and gun-violence in American schools, school districts have sought solutions that will keep students safer. In the fight to protect students in school, many school districts have turned their attention beyond the school building: to student social media accounts.

School districts in California and Florida have [...]

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Last week, four executives of Shenzhen QVOD Technology Inc., a Chinese online peer-to-peer video-hosting platform, stood trial in Beijing. It was alleged that the company allowed pornographic websites to access its streaming technology and approximately 21,000 pornographic materials have been distributed on three servers run by QVOD. The four executives, who pleaded not guilty, [...]

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