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
The prospective Secretary of Education has some questions gaps in her knowledge.
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 is the first in a series of new sites from Above the Law focused on different practice areas.
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
When you wonder why minorities and activists are freaking out over the Jeff Sessions appointment, it's because of cases like this.
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
Would you remain silent?
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
A Kaiser Health News investigation shows that the system intended to help desperate patients is being manipulated by drugmakers to maximize profits,
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
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.
And three tips for when clients ask them to give you a break.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stories about robots and their impressive capabilities are starting to crop up fairly often these days. It's no secret that they will soon be capable of replacing humans for many manual jobs, as they already do in some manufacturing industries. Show More Summary