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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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Ignore Choice Architecture At Your Peril

Choice Architecture

Last evening, just as his “Gays for Trump” event at the Republican National Convention, Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos was suspended from Twitter. The justification for the suspension is currently unknown, although it could be as a result of Milo’s run-in ...

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A Sunset Of Subtlety On Social Media

A Sunset Of Subtlety On Social Media

People have lost the ability to think about the nuances and subtleties of an issue. Rarely is anyone completely right or wrong. — Ed Latimore (@EdLatimore) July 6, 2016 Boxer, mathematician, and gentleman philosopher Ed Latimore made this observation a ...

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