New York Airbnb Hosts: Do Not Pass Go, And Also, Pay $7,500 in Fines

(Nov 2016)

Airbnb filed a federal lawsuit on Friday, October 21, 2016 after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that would fine Airbnb hosts up to $7,500 for posting illegal short-term rentals on the popular website. Airbnb contends the law violates free speech and due process, and additionally violates their rights under the Communications Decency

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An App a Day Keeps the Doctors Away: Opternative Challenges State Ban

(Nov 2016)

Not all states are willing to put their trust into technology just yet. In May of 2016, the South Carolina General Assembly ratified amendments to their Eye Care Consumer Protection Law. Under the new law, “ prescription for spectacles or contact lenses may not be based solely on the refractive eye error of the human

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DDoS Attack exposes Vulnerability of Internet of Things

(Nov 2016)

On Friday, October 21st, attackers controlling a vast collection of internet connected devices launched a denial-of-service attack on web technology provider Dynamic Network Service, Inc., also know as Dyn. Dyn provides domain name system services to many popular websites, which is a key part of the “digital supply train“ which allows users to access websites like

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