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Farmers have become hackers. Increasingly, farmers have started hacking into their own tractors and other agricultural technology in order to perform a variety of repairs on their equipment. According to these farmers-hackers, this hacking activity is necessary as a result of John Deere’s recent progress in monopolizing the repair regime.

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More often than not, it takes years (if not decades) for the significance of a Supreme Court decision to come to light. This was not the case when the Court handed down its decision in Murphy v. NCAA this past May.  Immediately following the declaring of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) as [...]

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Leveling the Playing Field: Potential Copyright Reform

On February 25, 2018 By gemesser

Of the many movements garnering current political interest, music hubs such as Nashville have a keen eye on one more under the radar: copyright reform. While musicians are hopeful for reforms on the horizon, whether a byproduct of the complicated nature of the system or lack of public awareness as to how copyright law influences [...]

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Whether it is the high-profile media circuit surrounding the second-newest member of the Kardashian crew, Chicago West, or the expanding need for alternative childbearing measures—with later marriages, women entering more professional tracks, and growing legal acceptance of same-sex couples, ‘Assisted Reproductive Technology’ (AKA surrogacy) is on the rise. With that comes uncomfortable [...]

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Passthoughts and the Creation of New Human Rights

On November 3, 2017 By scrupe

Apple’s latest facial identification technology has set much of the tech world abuzz; while many have lauded Apple’s technological prowess, others have expressed concern over user privacy and the potential for violations of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Facial recognition may not be at the forefront of authentication technology for long, however. The next [...]

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Tweet Typos and the Presidential Records Act

On January 30, 2017 By epiepenburg

Our country tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty,

Of thee I tweet

On the first day of his presidency, the newly-inaugurated Donald Trump tweeted out from his personal account @realDonaldTrump (using a reportedly unprotected Android phone): “I am honered to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!” [...]

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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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Space Tourism: Get Ready for the Ride of Your Life

On October 17, 2016 By eahlzadeh

What do you want to be when you grow up? Historically, one of the most popular responses to the previous question has been astronaut. With the ending of the Space Shuttle program, this dream seemed to be more unattainable than ever. Fear not, for “when one door closes, another opens,” enter: Space Tourism.

While you [...]

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Cyber Security Bill Passes Senate in Landslide Vote

On November 26, 2015 By rmcleod

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed the Senate with a vote of 74-21, and will now be merged with two other similar bills before reaching President Obama.

The CISA is intended to reduce the amount of corporate data breaches by permitting companies to share data regarding potential cyber threats with the Department of [...]

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And the 2015 award for most influential class of wage equality spokeswomen goes to — Hollywood actresses.  Patricia Arquette’s passionate Oscar acceptance speech this past February demanding gender wage equality was met with cheers, standing ovation, and increased conversation on the topic around the country.  More recently, the Sony hack revealed a huge pay [...]

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