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Feb
12

In December 2019, Facebook announced an initial commitment of $130 million to launch its new Facebook Oversight Board. The Board, which has been called Facebook’s Supreme Court, is designed as a way for users to appeal decisions made by Facebook about its enforcement of community standards, which prohibit “activity and content like violence and criminal behavior,

Feb
12

The Arizona Supreme Court, which has been a hotbed for reproductive technology debates, decided in late January that a “woman cannot use frozen embryos fertilized by her ex-husband to have children.” Case Background: Terrell v. Torres This case came about when an Arizona woman, Ruby Torres, fertilized her eggs before undergoing cancer treatments that would reduce

Feb
04

In 2017, Apple developed Face-ID equipped iPhones, integrated with facial recognition technology (FRT) that unlocked the devices only when the user’s face was mapped accurately, keeping up with evolving facial hair and preventing identical twins from opening phones. The technology is more than twice as secure as the previous Touch ID technology, with only a one in

Feb
03

Last month, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh released an order stating that The Surrogacy Group, a Maryland-based law firm, must pay more than $2 million in damages to families and prospective parents they deceived and defrauded. Surrogacy is a method of Assisted Reproductive Technology in which prospective parents work with a gestational or traditional carrier, or surrogate,

Jan
16

            Recently, Apple has again faced scrutiny by the DOJand even our presidentfor their adamant refusal to unlock their customers’ iPhones upon government request. In response to the Pensacola shooting, where an Air Force cadet killed three sailors and wounded eight, the DOJ again seeks Apple’s assistancein unlocking a shooter’s iPhone. While Apple complied with many requests for assistance by

Jan
14

The Clean Air Act (“CAA”) of 1963 allows for any State which had adopted emission standards for new motor vehicles, prior to the enactment of the CAA, to seek a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) of the federal new motor vehicle emissions standard, as long as the State’s standards were “at least as

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