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Dec
07

Products liability law was implemented to protect consumers injured by harmful products. But what happens when victims cannot contact the companies that created or supplied the product that injured them? Such is the case when consumers are injured by counterfeit products purchased through online third-party marketplaces. Consumers are unable to contact the manufacturers who created

Dec
07

Innovation, in particular, technology-based innovation, is the key driver for both economic competitiveness and national security. Other nations, with interests adverse to the United States, recognize this fact. In an increasingly interconnected world, nation states seek to accumulate innovation prowess, and hence economic strength as a key element of their geopolitical power. Improving the living

Dec
07

Globally, over 48 million cases and over one million deaths have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic at the time of this publication. Governments and pharmaceutical companies are simultaneously racing for effective treatments and vaccines against the deadly virus, giving rise to a vaccine nationalism in effort to claim a global monopoly on recovery. This Article

Dec
07

In July 2020, the Twitter accounts of several prominent public figures were compromised. The maximally high profile of these targets raises the possibility of severe physical, or, more likely, economic damages from the fallout of these security failures. Because compromises of this type are foreseeable and inevitable in the context of software security, and because

Nov
28

Robocalls: they interrupt, distract, and annoy almost everyone. The fact that Congress outlawed them in certain cases reflects American’s distaste for these pesky auto dialers. But what about automated messages sent to people’s phones that do good instead of harm? Such a question, defining what counts as a “robocall,” is about to find an answer

Nov
07

On October 20th, 2020, the Department of Justice filed suit against Google in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In its complaint, the D.O.J. alleged that the contracts Google maintains with smartphone manufacturers like Apple to keep its search engine as the factory default on most smart phones violates US antitrust law.

Oct
28

Recently, the attorney general of Vermont has brought a case challenging Clearview’s use of facial recognition technology and it has survived Clearview’s motion to dismiss. In their motion to dismiss, Clearview argued that it was protected under the First Amendment. It argues that Vermont’s action would violate its right to access public data on the

Oct
23

We have become accustomed to digital doorbell systems that double as security monitors, so that we can view who is at our front door. However, advances in AI technology have enabled companies to integrate facial recognition into its systems so that your doorbell knows whose knocking before you do. Google’s Nest system has already incorporated

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