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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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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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If You Own A Roomba…Can You Own A MurderBot?

In the aftermath of the tragedy of the Dallas shootings this week, one particular detail has caught they eye of many observers. The Dallas Police Department (DPD) killed the shooter with a robot. “We saw no other option but to use ...

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Wind The Clock For #Dallas

At this point, you’ve read about the horrible events in Dallas that occurred last night. Or seen the video. Heard the gunshots. You’ve seen videos of shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. You’ve been inundated with hashtag activism and status signaling from ...

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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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You Don’t Own Anything: Apple Edition

“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber. “Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?” “Yes,” she replied. So begins a post by James Pinkstone at the ...

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Listening In On A Sermon To The Converted – #Lextech16

Yesterday there was a legal technology conference in America’s hat. It was called LexTech16. It was put on by McCarthy Tétrault (Canadian Big Law) and the MaRS LegalX cluster. So I’m not really sure what a “LegalX cluster” is. It sounds cool. Like, ...

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There is NOT An Explosion In LegalTech

[4/28/16 UPDATE: Bob has made an updated list that accurately reflects the number of legal startups.] Last week Robert Ambrogi made a post, Number of Legal Startups Nearly Triples in Two Years, where he found that the number of startup companies in the legal ...

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Social Media Change

If you’re over 30, there is something you need to read in order to understand anyone under the age of 20. It’s a post on Buzzfeed showing how a typical teenager uses Snapchat, How To SnapChat Like The Teens. I’m going to ...

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Review: Amazon Echo

For Christmas, I received an Amazon Echo. It’s a little plastic cylinder made by Amazon, with a speaker and some microphones in it. At 9 inches tall and 3 inches wide, it’s unobtrusive. It’s meant to be placed somewhere central in your ...

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