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Sep
29

The Due Process Clause of the Constitution guarantees the accused the right to a fair trial but does a fair trial mean that an accused should have access to the latest technology to prove their innocence? Specifically does an indigent defendant, one who cannot afford legal representation, have the right to AI facial recognition software? 

Sep
26

On September 15th, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills into law. The bills, which are aimed to protect children’s privacy, are “first-of-their-kind.” However, they come at a time when children’s privacy is beginning to take the forefront in legislature’s minds.  For example, at a talk given at the National Advertising Division Conference last week, Alvaro Bedoya,

Sep
22

Music streaming giant Pandora recently prevailed in a patent lawsuit filed by Bluebonnet Internet Media Services. The lawsuit centered on Pandora’s use of auto-generated music playlists tailored to its listeners’ preferences. On September 7th, a Federal District Court Judge ruled that the patents involved were fundamentally addressed to an abstract idea – and should have never

Apr
13

On March 24 the European Union agreed to implement the new Digital Markets Act. The act itself appears to be crafted in an attempt to address growing concern regarding the power of the world’s largest technology companies, who the act refers to as the “gatekeepers” of the industry. The new law aims to encourage competition

Apr
10

Everyone has heard of DNA. DNA is the building block of human life. It’s what makes us who we are. Once a novel concept, DNA is now a common term used in everyday conversation. DNA technologies have been further developed in recent years, helping to solve crimes that once seemed impossible to solve. But with

Apr
06

On March 25, 2022, a jury found RaDonda Vaught guilty of criminally negligent homicide and gross neglect of an impaired adult. This verdict is tied to a medication error that Vaught made in 2017 while working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which ultimately resulted in the patient’s death. No nurse has ever been criminally charged

Apr
03

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, countries around the world are reconsidering purchasing oil from Russia and imposing sanctions on the country. Where we get our energy from has a direct effect on what actions we can take in international affairs. As Erin Sikorsky, director of the Center for Climate and Security, explained, “[t]here’s

Mar
30

 For more than 30 years, Activision Blizzard (“Activision”) and Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) have worked together as strategic partners to further the goals of their businesses, and through this partnership, they’ve created and released some of the most influential videogames in the industry. On January 18th of this year, however, Microsoft and Activision executed an agreement

Mar
27

On March 14th, Reuters reported that Ukraine’s Defense Ministry started using facial recognition software in their war efforts against Russia. Other elements of the government are expected to follow in the coming days. Facial recognition firm Clearview AI offered Ukraine’s government free use of its service, claiming that it will allow Ukraine to effectively screen

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