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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

Oct
12

In a typical auto accident involving two (or more) cars, who bears the costs of the accident rests on the tort law doctrine of negligence. A negligent driver is one who created risk by driving and did not deal reasonably with that risk. For that negligent driver to be held liable, someone or something must

Oct
11

Apple is no stranger to controversy seeing as it has been at the center of countless disputes including ones over anti-competition practices, patents, employee working conditions, and many more over the years. So, what is the latest controversy Apple finds itself entrenched in? Accusations of monopolistic management of its mobile app store and unfair treatment

Oct
10

The influence of Amazon is so ubiquitous in modern society it’s hard to imagine life without it. As the world’s most popular e-commerce site, many of the products sold on Amazon are sourced by third-party sellers seeking to use Amazon’s website to reach a wider variety of consumers. Traditionally, strict products liability has been confined

Oct
08

In more than a few industries, the Covid-19 pandemic has served as the great accelerator. In some cases, the acceleration was evident when outdated practices had to be completely abandoned in the wake of new public safety measures. In others, it was visible through the hastened rise of a new sector within a certain business.

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