Does this sound like a weird incentive to you? A company has an issue with people not turning in their timesheets on time. Its response? Build a custom "kegerator" that dispenses beer when an employee, whose timesheet has been submitted, swipes his or her keycard. Out here, in Silicon Valley,......
As the World Series draws to a close, be sure to salute Miami-based lawyer Laurence Leavy, who will be sitting front and center behind home plate tonight wearing a garish Miami Marlins jersey. Troll so hard, buddy! [CBS Sports] Speaking...Show More Summary
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Although the Fifth Circuit tried to put a stake in the heart of the NLRB's Horton decision, the Board confirmed its vitality today in its opinion in Murphy Oil U.S.A. The bottom line: the NLRB "reaffirmed the D.R. Horton rationale.....
A few weeks ago, we wrote about how VPN company Golden Frog had quietly revealed in an FCC filing that an unnamed mobile broadband provider had been (even more) quietly blocking people from sending encrypted emails -- basically blocking users from making use of STARTTLS encryption. Show More Summary
A simple, but critical, judicial mistake.
As I've said before, we can't just assume everyone at the TSA is an idiot and/or a petty bureaucrat drunk on his or her semi-power. This story confirms that. It suggests that only 40 to 80 percent of them are.... Related Stories TSA Finds It Correctly Punished Naked Protester TSA Turns Away Mute Stroke Victim Sheriff: We Need Armored Vehicles to Intimidate People
It is fairly difficult to nail-down which patents are “software” patents. For the chart below, I parsed through all utility patents issued since 1976 and looked for any of the following keywords within an independent claim: computer; processor; software; machine.readable; information; memory; data; virtual; or storage.media. Show More Summary
Under pressure from religious groups, Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday said Monday that that the city is withdrawing subpoenas it had issued to local pastors who had spoken out against an ordinance extending anti-discrimination protections to transgender people.
So, there's a story in the Washington Post that's getting a bit of attention about how Russian hackers apparently breached a White House computer network (an unclassified network, so not as troubling as it could have been). And that story is kind of interesting, but it seems like the bigger deal is this: U.S. Show More Summary
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Stan Lee Media Inc's claim of owning Spider-Man, The X-Men and other characters to be "implausible" read more
How should small-to-medium-size firms approach a merger strategy, what are the "rules of the road" for a successful merger, and how can the inherent risks be managed?
It's not just the City of London Police demanding that websites be taken offline without any due process. It appears that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is getting in on the game as well. The Wall Street Journal recently published...Show More Summary
However, Tom Wheeler is short on providing the all-important details of the plan read more
Reflections from Canadian columnist Steve Dykstra on the recent Ottawa shooting.
Many of you have told us you're coming. But for those of you who haven't, here's your invitation.
A couple of years ago, we wrote about an effort by the big broadband players to push the FCC away from using M-Lab to measure basic network diagnostics on the internet. M-Lab is a very interesting project, focused on collecting a huge amount of data about internet performance, and making that data widely available. Show More Summary
That "unlimited" data plan your cell phone provider offers is probably anything but, and the FTC isn't happy about it -- so unhappy that it's filed a complaint in federal court. See, back in 2007, when AT&T was the only carrier offering the iPhone, it enticed customers with promises of......
Last week, we learned that the GCHQ certainly isn't engaged in mass surveillance -- provided you redefine the meaning of "mass" and "surveillance" in unconventional ways. Now we discover that maybe it doesn't really need to, since it...Show More Summary
Are we about to witness a turnaround in legal education?