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Motion To Quash Assault By Long-Distance Tweet

1/11/2017 Update: Eichenwald has withdrawn his lawsuit in Texas because…….. He claims to know the identity of the “assailant.” See the Notice of Nonsuit filed with the court. No indication of where (or if) he will file now. Very curious as ...

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Can You Assault With A Tweet?

Until information comes out on how the deposition between Eichenwald and Twitter went, this will be my last post on the topic for awhile. But here’s some final food for thought. To recap: Assault With A Deadly Twitter, Part 1 Assault With ...

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How Delish Stole The Grinch (And Lawyers Ruin Christmas)

It’s that special time of year. Lights strung around the home, curling up before a warm fire, celebrating with family, and…IP infringement?! Sure, why not, this is a legal website. Anyway, I’m cruising along Facebook, avoiding looking at pictures of ...

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Can Kurt Eichenwald Get Pre-suit Discovery From Twitter?

UPDATE (12/20/16, 1300): Court has already granted order! See below: The most interesting thing to note above is “counsel for Twitter…has agreed to the expedited relief.” That means Twitter is not objecting to the petition, nor are they going to support ...

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Fake News Thought Police

“Fake news” is currently a hot topic in, well, the news. We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs (NPR) Fake News and the Internet Shell Game (NYT) Trump’s fake-news presidency (WaPo) At the same time as fake news ...

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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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Ignore Choice Architecture At Your Peril

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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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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