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Google Hoping to Escape Street View Lawsuit

Everyone’s used it before—the inconspicuous option on Google Maps that allows you to see, well, almost anywhere.  Google Street View, which now spans all seven continents and more than fifty countries, allows its users to “explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses with 360-degree

Show Me the Money: Technology Companies Face Class-Action Suit over Wage-Fixing Scandal

Several technology giants, including Apple and Google have lost a hearing which will now allow thousands of technology workers to come together as a group to sue the companies for wages lost as result of a wage-fixing scandal. The scandal was revealed by Silicon Valley website, Pando Daily, after they obtained internal memos from Google

It’s not my trick, Your Honor, it’s my illusion!

It seems only fitting that this April Fool’s Day blog post shine a spotlight on a magic trick. Although, perhaps the term “illusion” is more appropriate here. The illusion in question, called Shadows, is the product of famous magician Teller’s imagination. While Teller’s Shadows may be the most poetic magical illusion ever crafted, it gained

Healthcare Exchanges continues to face technical problems – Deadline extended for some

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, continues to face some technical issues nearly six months after the launch of Healthcare.gov. The health exchanges set up by the federal government faced several large-scale problems at the outset, but most of these issues were resolved after several weeks. However, a number of

Permitted Third Party Distributors Turned Criminal Infringers?: Applanet Defendant Plays Hardball with the Government

Appbucket, Applanet, and related services, until taken down by the FBI, were alleged to be “third part . . . websites for the distribution of Android apps.”  This was also considered by the Appbucket’s operator’s defense to be in good faith, considering that Google permitted such distribution, whereas Apple does not (Apple runs the only

ACE Broadcasting’s stand against Podcast Patent Troll

Adam Carolla is a well-known media personality.  Known for his brash—and often crude—brand of humor, he originally made a name for himself on MTV’s “Loveline” and Comedy Central’s “The Man Show” alongside Dr. Drew and Jimmy Kimmel, respectively.  After leaving more conventional media platforms behind, Carolla was one of the pioneers of Podcasting.  A Podcast

Advertising versus trade secret protection: Blackberry CEO’s latest blog raises questions about the company’s legal strategy

In a March 26, 2014 blog post, Blackberry CEO John Chen addressed the issue of recent leaks to a forthcoming edition of the Blackberry Smartphone.  Chen announced to Blackberry customers and the general public that the company is “pursuing legal action” against a party who allegedly illegally obtained the information and made it public.  While

Obama administration Plans to Overhaul NSA’s Phone Records Program

On Monday, March 24, the New York Times reported that the Obama administration is planning to propose an overhaul of the National Security Agency’s phone records program. The new proposal requires that the NSA stop collecting data from phone companies, and get permission from a judge order to acquire specific records. Another bill being developed

Playing Coy About Government Surveillance: State and Local Governments’ Lackluster Response to Public Records Requests

Sure, you have read plenty of stories about the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance practices. But did you know that state and local law enforcement agencies are also employing controversial surveillance techniques? Probably not, considering police have remained incredibly secretive about their use, despite numerous requests for information by the media. Perhaps the most infamous