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Chinese Officials With Government Access To Every Kind Of Personal Data Are Selling It Online

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in 2015, Techdirt wrote about a government project in China that involves "citizen scores," a rating system that will serve as a measure of a person's political compliance. The authorities aim to do that by drawing on the huge range of personal data that we all generate in our daily use of the Internet. Show More Summary

Do You Know More About Federal Education Law Than Betsy DeVos?

The prospective Secretary of Education has some questions gaps in her knowledge.

Trump's Plan Is To Gut All FCC Consumer Protection Powers

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Trump's telecom advisors have made it abundantly clear the incoming administration intends to gut net neutrality, roll back most consumer broadband protections, and defund and defang the FCC as a broadband consumer watchdog. While deregulation...Show More Summary

On The Job: Above The Law’s New Employment Law Center

On the Job is the first in a series of new sites from Above the Law focused on different practice areas.

Almost Every Word Of John McCain's Response To Chelsea Manning's Sentence Commutation Is Flat Out Wrong

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's hardly a surprise that a bunch of people who have been fed a load of bullshit about what Chelsea Manning did years ago are now quite angry over President Obama's decision to commute Manning's sentence. But I don't think any are quite as painstakingly wrong as Senator John McCain. Show More Summary

DOJ Sues JP Morgan, In Probably Last Federal Act Of Racial Justice For A While

When you wonder why minorities and activists are freaking out over the Jeff Sessions appointment, it's because of cases like this.

Daily Deal: Wireless Mobile Gaming Controller

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You're probably used to playing games on your smartphone or tablet with the limited functionality of your fingers on the touchscreen, but with this Wireless Mobile Gaming Controller you can sync and play games with a full-scale, multi-buttoned controller. Show More Summary

Dear Lawmakers: Five Years Ago The Internet Rose Up In Protest & We're Still Watching

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard, today is the five-year anniversary of the massive internet blackout that tons of internet users and sites participated in to protest a pair of awful copyright laws, SOPA & PIPA, which would have undermined some of the most basic principles of a free and open internet. Show More Summary

Pharma Companies Routinely Bend Rules Under Orphan Drug Act

A Kaiser Health News investigation shows that the system intended to help desperate patients is being manipulated by drugmakers to maximize profits,

The Legal Netherworld Of Traffic Cam Tickets, Where Everything Is Both Civil And Criminal, While Also Being Mostly Neither

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Adam MacLeod, law professor at Faulkner University, was the recipient of a traffic cam speeding ticket. The problem was that he wasn't driving the vehicle when the infraction occurred. So, it was his vehicle being ticketed, but he was...Show More Summary

Where Will You Be In 100 Years? (When We Have Gender Parity In The Legal Profession)

Almost no one now on the planet, let alone in the legal profession, will be alive a century or so from now to welcome the arrival of gender parity.

Morning Docket: 01.18.17

Barack Obama is churning through moves in the last few days of his presidency. Besides the high-profile commutation of Chelsea Manning's sentence, he's busy on land preservation, immigration, Guantanamo Bay and education. [CNN] A new...Show More Summary

Report: Verizon Considering Comcast Merger In Supernova Of Dysfunction

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Despite Trump's criticism of the AT&T Time Warner merger (largely believed to be due to negative CNN coverage), most Wall Street and telecom sector analysts expect the next few years will see an explosion in previously-unthinkable mega-mergers. Show More Summary

Judge Terrence R. Nealon of Lackawanna County Addresses "No-Duty Rule"

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Barrett v. Chervanka, No. 14-CV-5175 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Dec. 8, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas denied a Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment...Show More Summary

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday January 18, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 18, 2017 at 6:15am PST Where all matrimonial issues have been resolved...Show More Summary

January 18 roundup

Another day, another lawsuit charging a social media company with material support for terrorism. This time it’s Twitter and IS attacks in Paris, Brussels [Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare; Tim Cushing, Techdirt] “Woman Sues Chipotle for $2Show More Summary

Despite Trump's Pledge To Kill It, Some Still Hope TPP Will Live Again, As Rival RCEP Stumbles Too

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As Techdirt wrote last month, there's little prospect of Donald Trump being able to re-negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, for reasons to do with the political realities in other countries. That hasn't stopped the true believers from continuing to clutch at straws in the hope that TPP might somehow come back from the dead. Show More Summary

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