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Feb
12

After the Capitol was stormed on January 6th by supporters of President Trump, social media platforms took action against the 45th president, blaming him for the incident. Trump was indefinitely banned from Facebook, at least until his term ended, suspended from twitter indefinitely, and his campaign store, hosted by Shopify, was taken down, just to

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

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