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Yelp Cracks Down on Fake Reviewers

On October 7, 2013 By Dahni Barav

Many consumers put a lot of faith in online user reviews when choosing where to buy goods or services. Websites host reviews for nearly everything, from restaurants to prisons. But the popularity of these sites has also created a booming market for fake positive reviews, which has undermined the credibility of review platforms. While [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 7, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Feds v Silk Road; NSA tracks some Tor users; DoJ on NSLs; Samsung v Apple sanctions; A-Rod v MLB; ExxonMobil v Fox

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 30, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

U.S.-Iranian Twitter diplomacy, LexisNexis and Dun & Bradstreet are hacked, NSA employees cyberstalk lovers, and NSA reform bills

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 23, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Patent trolls, NSA, FTC, oh my!

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This past Thursday, Twitter announced (through a tweet, of course!) that it has initiated the process for an initial public offering.  In the past few days, there has been much speculation about the potential effects of Twitter’s I.P.O.

Some articles, including one in the New York Times, express the hope that [...]

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Over the past few years, courts and litigants have grappled with vexing evidentiary issues concerning when and how private social media content (particularly Facebook and Twitter postings) should be turned over in discovery. During this time, courts have proposed, adopted, modified, and discarded a number of different paradigms and rules for dealing with these disputes. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 2, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

A bill passed in New Zealand effectively bans software patents by labeling them ‘not inventions.’ A newly invented process, implemented in software, would still be patentable, but the software that implements it would not itself be patentable. Will this square New Zealand’s goal with the TRIPS Agreement’s requirement that patents be available “without [...]

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Kathryn Brown’s Student Note, The Risks of Taking Facebook at Face Value: Why the Psychology of Social Networking Should Influence the Evidentiary Relevance of Facebook Photographs, was cited by U.S. Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson in Giacchetto v. Patchogue-Medford Union Free Sch. Dist., No. 2:11-cv-06323 (ADS) (AKT), 2013 WL 2897054, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83341 (E.D.N.Y. [...]

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If you’re unfamiliar, Airbnb is like a mix of eBay and Couchsurfing: people list their property on the site, and vacationers rent that property. Property owners can make money when they’re not at home, and vacationers have more choice when visiting a city—a win-win, or most would think. Of course, being a stranger-to-stranger [...]

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Your Phone Just Called. It’s Tracking You.

On April 9, 2013 By Tim Van Hal

Just last week, a new report published in Nature’s Scientific Reports confirmed what many already knew and some feared: mobile devices can be used to identify people regardless of whether the information was “anonymized.” That is right: your phone and its data, even if it is touted as “anonymous,” can be used to [...]

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