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Highway Justice: Xerox’s New Tech to Catch HOV Violators

Driving can be stressful. Time pressures and traffic, aggressive drivers and speed traps. And America drives, a lot.  The average American commutes twenty-six minutes to work each day, which is close to a twenty percent increase since the data started being tracked back in the 1980’s. This alone may not sound like an astonishing figure,

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Removes Injunction Against Dakota Access Pipeline

On Sunday, October 9, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals released a per curiam order dissolving an injunction that was preventing the pipeline company Energy Transfer from continuing construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Energy Transfer plans for the pipeline to connect sources of sweet crude production in North Dakota with existing pipelines in Illinois,

Driverless Cars: Liability or Breakthrough?

The emergence of driverless cars is an exciting prospect, but some are concerned that the growing popularity will lead to “a shift in the focus of liability insurance from personal fault to product safety.” Since automobile accidents constitute the largest category of tort claims, the focus will be on these new, driverless cars. Professor Michael

Déjà vu: Google Sued for Age Discrimination (Again)

In 2007, a former Google executive, Brian Reid, was discharged from Google. Shortly afterwards, Reid filed a lawsuit claiming that he was discriminated based on his age. Reid cited being called an “old man,” an “old-fuddy duddy,” and being told that his ideas were “too old to matter.” Ultimately, the case was settled outside of

Are U.S. Government Secrets Really “Secret” Anymore?

How the NSA Has Failed to Implement Secure Procedures Post-Snowden, and the Most Recent Case of Stolen Confidential Material from The U.S. Government Following the close of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) and the United States Department of Justice into the potential leak of classified national security information by Presidential

Circumventing Federal Regulation: The Advent of Shadow Regulation on the Internet

A new trend in the seemingly lawless land of the internet are controls that regulate how we use the internet.  These shadow regulations, as the Electronic Frontier Foundation has dubbed them, are now increasingly being established through private industry agreements.  They are typically voluntary agreements between companies, unknown to the public, and affect activities conducted

One of Nation’s Toughest Police-Worn Body Camera Recording Laws Just Went into Effect

On Saturday, 1 October 2016, House Bill 972 went into effect across North Carolina.  Just the night prior, the Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department announced it would release the entire dash camera and body camera footage capturing the events of the 20 September police-shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.  That announcement looks to be the last

Stomping Out Health Care Fraud Before it Happens: A Call for Using More Predictive Analytics

The Obama Administration made it a top priority to prevent Medicare and Medicaid fraud, and its efforts have yielded great results. This past summer, the Administration announced that with sophisticated detection methods like “big data” and predictive analytics, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was able to prevent $42 billion of improper payments

The Right to Share Arms?

With the heavy-hitting protections of the First Amendment, the freedom of speech, and the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, it would seem that 3D printed firearms and the sharing of associated blueprints would be doubly protected. However, the “Liberator” handgun (shown in the video above) may be protected by neither, in the name

Hacking Uber’s Self-driving Car: Using the Cloud to Takeover

Ever since the iCloud hack of August 2014 we have known that our “cloud” based system of data storage is imperfect. What was commonly referred to as “Celebgate” showcased the probable fallacies of the cloud system when 500 celebrities had their personal pictures hacked and displayed for the whole world see. The scare left cloud