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Did The CEO Of Reddit Pierce Section 230

One of my long-running themes regarding technology companies is that they often act without taking into consideration the legal repercussions of their actions. I know that tech companies believe they need to move fast and break things, but not if ...

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You’re Being Played By Twitter

There doesn’t seem to be much available out there about Social Media from a gamification perspective that is accessible to regular users as opposed to designers or math-types. Gamification is the use of game play mechanics for non-game applications, particularly consumer-oriented ...

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Media Resources For Lawyers

Considering that the majority of lawyers are solos or in small firms, it’s also likely that you’re going to be in charge of marketing your practice. This likely means building out a website or putting together newsletters. But many lawyers are ...

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I Just Had A Conversation With An AI Lawyer…

…it sucked. See below. LawBot Hi, I’m LawBot, a robot lawyer designed to help you through this situation. Please tell me your name or say anonymous if you would rather not. You Dude LawBot Nice to meet you, Dude. I ...

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Google Settings: Protect Your Privacy In 3 Steps

Remember when Google’s motto used to be “don’t be evil?” Those were the days huh? Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that ...

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Lawyer Destroys “Facebook Legal Notice” Meme

At some point, you’ve likely seen someone post some variation of the below from someone you’re friends with on Facebook: I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both ...

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Why Lawyers Doubt Technology

There is a decree in almost all of the tech world and it is “failure.” What’s the chief mantra for Silicon Valley and the larger worlds of innovation and entrepreneurship? Some say it’s “Fail Fast, Fail Often.” Others say it’s “Fail ...

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Why Lawyers Should NEVER Use Consumer-Grade Apps

I recently saw a discussion online regarding a lawyer, and his assistant’s, use of cloud storage. I am wanting to start using Gdrive so that I can review and edit my clerk’s letters/ proposed motions before they are filed. My ...

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An Open & Shut Case: Whisper v. Yahoo

Encrypted or unencrypted. Distributed or hierarchical. Peer-to-peer or direct download. Open source or closed. These are opposing methods of handling and dealing with data. You likely use all of them in some fashion even if you’re not aware of it. There ...

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