Consumer Protection, Government & Politics, Privacy, Technology

Can the ‘Dark Net’ be policed? Should it be?

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In the popular imagination, the dark net has come to represent all of the unpleasant and insidious activities on the web, from child porn to terrorism and money laundering, but in reality, many of the activities that take place there are completely legal—sometimes even benevolent.

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Business, Consumer Protection, News, Technology

Amazon sues over fake reviews

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For all of Amazon’s data-collection prowess, their attempts to track down and eliminate fake reviews look more like a game of whack-a-mole. In fact, fraudsters are proving so hard to catch that Amazon has resorted to legal action.

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Safety, Technology, Traffic Laws

Can self-driving cars save us from ourselves?

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Even with all the statistics out there about the carnage that comes with distracted driving, we seem powerless to stop doing it. At this point, we need someone to save us from ourselves. And while “someone” isn’t coming, the technology is: the self-driving car is on the way.

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Business, News, Privacy, Technology

Could Hillary Clinton’s email scandal happen to you?


As we collectively watch Clinton twist herself in knots trying to navigate the scandal, perhaps we can treat her plight as a cautionary tale for ourselves. After all, many people are using their personal devices to access work email and vice versa. If your company gets involved in litigation, would it put you at risk for having your private information subject to discovery?

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Business, Consumer Protection, Money, News, Technology

Uber and the future of employment


On Tuesday, ride-sharing behemoth Uber filed an appeal against the certification of a class-action lawsuit that represents a direct shot across the bow at the company’s business model. The final outcome could have far-reaching impact on employment law in the United States.

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Crime & Lawsuits, Freedom, News, Privacy, Rights, Technology

How to bring drones back down to earth


Officially known as “Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” drones have become a trending topic over the last few years. With the use of drones by the military, ongoing media attention, and’s commitment to bringing drone-based delivery service by the year 2020, questions regarding their appropriate use have been growing in importance for law enforcement and civilians alike.

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Consumer Protection, Privacy, Technology

Is your Facebook account really yours?

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Who owns your Facebook account? You or your employer? The answer may not be as obvious as you think. Several courts have held that our social media pages, which most of us consider personal, could belong to our employers or new business owners after a bankruptcy.

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Bizarre, Funny, Privacy, Rights, Technology

Pocket-dialing: A cautionary tale

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The butt-dial: one of the more common, and occasionally embarrassing, faux pas of the cell phone age. Accidentally dialing someone is awkward enough, but now, thanks to a ruling by a Cincinnati federal appeals court, it could mean that any conversation you have during an unintentional phone call could be made public.

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News, Rights, Technology, Tips & How-To

Crowdfunding justice: How to raise money to hire a lawyer


5 crowdfunding sites that allow users post their case and raise money to hire a lawyer. Plus, 3 considerations before you set up a campaign.

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Crime & Lawsuits, Entertainment, Technology, Tips & How-To

Twitter makes it easier for Ashley Judd, users to report threatening tweets to police


Twitter announces a new feature to help users report abusive and threatening tweets to police, days after Ashley Judd is harassed on Twitter.

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