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Obama Lightens Up on Encrypted Data Law

Obama Lightens Up on Encrypted Data Law

Summary: The Obama administration has relented in its efforts to gain access to user smartphones, but many think the debate isn’t over yet. Those in favor of technology privacy are praising President Obama for the administration’s decision not to seek new legislation that guarantees government access to encrypted information on computers, mobile phones, and other […]

BlackBerry to Purchase Former Rival for $425 Million

BlackBerry to Purchase Former Rival for $425 Million

Summary: BlackBerry, in hopes of expanding its market share and improving revenue, has reportedly entered a deal with Good Technology. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. CTV News reports that BlackBerry is on track to purchase Good Technology, its former rival, for $425 million in cash. In February, BlackBerry sued Typo for infringement. BlackBerry […]

Ashley Madison CEO Steps Down

Ashley Madison CEO Steps Down

Summary: Noel Biderman has resigned as CEO of Ashley Madison, weeks after a hacking scandal rocked the company. Noel Biderman, the founder and CEO of Ashley Madison, has stepped down from his position after hackers breached the website and revealed personal details from millions of users, according to USMagazine.com. Avid Life Media made the announcement […]

More Lawsuits Filed against Ashley Madison

More Lawsuits Filed against Ashley Madison

Summary: Several lawsuits have now been filed in the United States in the wake of the Ashley Madison hacking. Following Canada’s recent lawsuits against Ashley Madison, a dating website that proudly encourages married individuals to “have an affair,” eight people in the United States who once registered to use the site have also sued, according […]

$578 Million Lawsuit Filed against Ashley Madison after Leak

$578 Million Lawsuit Filed against Ashley Madison after Leak

Summary: A $578 million lawsuit has been filed by two Canadian law firms after hackers revealed personal information related to Ashley Madison, a dating site for married individuals seeking an affair. Ashley Madison’s slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” For 39 million men and women who decided to peruse the website, their secret […]

Busted Ashley Madison Users Scramble to Explain

Busted Ashley Madison Users Scramble to Explain

Summary: Many of the individuals whose Ashley Madison profile information was released by hackers have desperately tried to explain away how their names or email addresses were linked to profiles on the affair website. Two Republican politicians from Louisiana are just two of the millions of individuals whose Ashley Madison profile information was released by […]

Dentons Backs Univ. of Toronto’s Robot

Dentons Backs Univ. of Toronto’s Robot

Summary: An artificially intelligent program may significantly reduce the time attorneys spend researching. According to The Globe and Mail, a class project at the University of Toronto evolved into a startup company. The project uses IBM’s artificially intelligent Watson computer to perform legal research. According to Bloomberg, IBM agreed to grant a free year of […]

Class Certification Critical in Uber Case

Class Certification Critical in Uber Case

Summary: A case against Uber that seeks to change their worker statuses from independent contractors to employees will largely depend on whether class certification is granted. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of the Northern District of California stated that he is not convinced that Uber Technologies Inc.’s driver survey demonstrates that the majority […]

Ruling from British Columbia Impacting Search Engines Causes Concern

Ruling from British Columbia Impacting Search Engines Causes Concern

Summary: A recent ruling from British Columbia stated that Google must remove references to certain links in its global search engines, causing many to worry about censorship and other such issues. Around two decades ago, John Perry Barlow, the Grateful Dead lyricist and founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, stated that governments have no sovereignty […]

Dentons Launches ‘Accelerator’ to Change Practice of Law

Dentons Launches ‘Accelerator’ to Change Practice of Law

Summary: Dentons has created a subsidiary to create new technology that it hopes will transform the practice of law. According to Bloomberg, Dentons, an international law firm, announced that it launched a legal tech “accelerator” in Silicon Valley that hopes to evolve the practice of law. NextLaw Labs is based in Palo Alto. It will […]

Dentons Launches ‘Accelerator’ to Change Practice of Law

Dentons Launches ‘Accelerator’ to Change Practice of Law

Summary: Dentons has created a subsidiary to create new technology that it hopes will transform the practice of law. According to Bloomberg, Dentons, an international law firm, announced that it launched a legal tech “accelerator” in Silicon Valley that hopes to evolve the practice of law. NextLaw Labs is based in Palo Alto. It will […]

Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Samsung, Reversing $382 Million of $930 Million Verdict for Apple

Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Samsung, Reversing $382 Million of $930 Million Verdict for Apple

Summary: Although Apple previously won a $930 million verdict against Samsung for its Galaxy S smartphone design, that award has now been reduced by $382 million. Samsung and Apple began battling in court years ago about Samsung’s alleged “borrowing” of the early iPhone designs. Eventually, Apple won a $930 million judgment against Samsung. However, that […]

United States Cannot Circumvent Foreign Privacy Laws, Microsoft Says

United States Cannot Circumvent Foreign Privacy Laws, Microsoft Says

Summary: Although the United States served a warrant on Microsoft in 2013, asking for data to be turned over, the company has argued that it does not have to provide the information. According to The Register, Microsoft’s general counsel and executive vice president, Brad Smith, has claimed that the company will continue to fight against […]

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