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Most people think of video games as being a complex, challenging, and creative source of entertainment that has become a major part of the entertainment industry over the past decade. However, this growth, which has led to major breakthroughs in video game technology, has brought with it the unforeseen evil of loot boxes.

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Amazon’s facial recognition technology, called Amazon Rekognitition, is a growing part of that tech giant’s portfolio. Unlike Amazon Prime or Whole Foods, however, it remains largely removed from public awareness. That may change dramatically in the coming months if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has his way.

At a recent Alexa conclave in Seattle, Bezos stated […]

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In the world of ever-increasing technological innovation, we are often found in a catch-22, where security and privacy interests conflict. Indeed, we are regularly forced into situations where our basic human instinct for protection and security competes with our (perhaps uniquely American) expectations of privacy. The airport is one place where this dilemma materializes on […]

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It’s Time to Get Real About Regulating Deepfakes

On October 1, 2019 By

Imagine, during your morning scroll of the news, you come across a video of President Obama giving an address to the American people. In this seemingly innocuous video, President Obama calls President Trump “a total and complete dipsh*t” and tells the audience to “stay woke b*tches.” Sound absurd? As it turns out, this satirical video […]

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National Football League (NFL) star wide receiver Antonio Brown has been a constant topic of conversation in the sports world for months, but the publicity has really ramped up in the past few weeks. Over the past few weeks, the media reported Brown’s Week 1 suspension during his time as an Oakland Raider, then clarified […]

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Do you own your virtual property?

On November 3, 2018 By

In 2005, Chinese gamer Qiu Chengwei was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his competitor Zhu Caoyuan. A dispute arose between the two over a virtual sword used in the online video game Legend of Mir 3. After investing significant time and resources to obtain the virtual sword, Qiu lent it to Zhu. […]

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No one ever said that you had to attach your identity to your online postings. In fact, many websites function based on the assumption that users have a right to speak anonymously. For example, Reddit, Twitter, and WordPress are often used by anonymous speakers based on this very assumption. Many of these topics benefit from—or […]

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Airbnb’s two slogans “live like a local” and “belong anywhere” give a sense of the company’s unique value proposition, that instead of checking into a corporate hotel, travelers can nestle their way in a new city among the natives. Airbnb, a home-sharing app and website founded in 2008, has revolutionized the way people […]

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Discovering information about your ancestors who lived thousands of years ago has never been easier. After receiving a small amount of your saliva, DNA genetic testing websites like 23andMe and Ancestry.com provide you with detailed results about your lineage. The emailed results from 23andMe give users a percentage breakdown of their ancestry composition […]

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The difficulty associated with holding large corporations accountable for minute infractions is a significant obstacle to justice in our legal system. The rise of class action lawsuits has helped this problem, but an even quicker and easier avenue is now available.

Do Not Pay is a free iOS application that allows users to “sue […]

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