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Dec
18

On December 11, 2020 the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 vaccine, which was created by Pfizer-BioNTech. Additionally, a second COVID-19 vaccine, created by Moderna, is expected to be granted an EUA before the end of 2020. The creation of the vaccine is a scientific miracle, not only because of

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

Oct
22

There is the perception that AI-enabled robots will become a primary fixture in future workplaces. Companies like Amazon have already embraced robots as part of their daily warehouse operations. Today, however, robots are present at only 1.3% of firms. As such, there is still a great deal of uncertainty over what regulations and liability could

Oct
19

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an advisory last week that addresses the “sanctions risks associated with ransomware payments.” (OFAC administers and enforces economic sanctions programs primarily against countries and groups of individuals, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers) However, this advisory functions like a flat tire for a car with

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