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There is a popular adage in the sporting world that says, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.” The wit of this quip is overshadowed by the truth it underscores. From the Deflategate scandal that rocked the NFL and led to a four-game suspension for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to the litany […]

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For the past two decades, police departments around the country have used facial-recognition tools to aid them in solving crimes. These tools have traditionally limited law enforcement officers to searching only government-provided images. A small company called Clearview AI has recently released a new tool that provides users with public images collected from popular […]

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In 2018, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The CCPA represents an ambitious attempt by a U.S. state to protect the personal data of its citizens. The provisions of the CCPA officially came into effect on Jan. 1 of this year. It offers what is essentially an omnibus privacy regime that applies […]

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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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