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Oct
17

Apple Inc. has filed an appeal of a judge’s ruling that ordered Apple to allow apps to direct customers to external websites. This ruling would let app businesses circumvent Apple’s requirement to allow payments only inside of apps, where Apple takes up to a 30% cut. Epic Games, Inc., a video game and software developer

Oct
13

Cybersecurity law, both in statutory and case law, is primarily based on the premise that data breaches result exclusively in financial harms. Intuitively, legal scholarship has largely focused on financial harms to the exclusion of non-financial harms— emotional and mental—that also arise from data breaches. A critical mass of research in psychology, psychiatry, and internet

Oct
13

Recent theoretical writings on the possibility that algorithms would someday be able to create law have delayed algorithmic lawmaking— and the need to decide on its legitimacy—to some future time in which algorithms would be able to replace human lawmakers. This Article argues that such discussions risk essentializing an anthropomorphic image of the algorithmic lawmaker

Oct
13

Modern agriculture has stretched into an unintelligible supply chain with a global reach, leaving consumers unable to make fully informed decisions related to their food. Additionally, such complexities confound adequate regulation. Blockchain technology, a data system using a distributed ledger on a peer-to-peer network, boasts various theoretical applications born of its ability to deliver security

Oct
13

Since the creation of Snapchat in 2011, many Americans regularly communicate via ephemeral messaging applications. While novel forms of communication technology—such as e-mails or text messages—have historically created complex record retention problems, ephemeral messaging applications are different because these applications delete messages by default. Thus, this deliberately ephemeral communication model presents unique challenges when used

Oct
11

Merck & Co have created a new treatment for COVID-19 in the form of an experimental pill that is flying through the regulatory red tape due to resounding success in their clinical trials. Merck & Co. have created the pill with the hopes of distributing it to lower income nations that have disproportionately low vaccination

Oct
03

Last week, the Chinese government elected to ban all cryptocurrency transactions, the harshest governmental stance against the use of decentralized currency to date. The prohibition caused the price of bitcoin—the most widely used and most recognizable cryptocurrency currently traded—to plummet, but the impact of the ban will have a much broader impact than the short-term

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