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Oct
07

Facial recognition payments—a pandemic fad or the future of contactless payments?  Gone are the days of handling germ-ridden cash and touching unsanitary credit card machines—now, payment can be as easy, and quick, as a selfie. The California company PopID has introduced a new contactless payment concept—facial recognition. To participate, users sign up for a Pop

Oct
07

While the heartache and disruption exhibited by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused irreparable harm in many American lives, there might be at least one positive consequence which will leave many American’s better off than they were pre-COVID. Businesses across the country were forced to close their doors as stay-at-home orders left non-essential businesses empty; however,

Sep
26

We all know that social media platforms like Facebook gather data (and metadata) about us while we absent-mindedly scroll-click-scroll, but do we really know how much data those companies collect and the significance of that stockpile? A quick look at Facebook’s data policy will show you that Facebook collects virtually everything about you, from the

Sep
22

Mark Twain was not wrong when he said that nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes, but shouldn’t Uncle Sam properly define who should be taxed before he comes to collect? This is the issue Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) companies are facing when the IRS issued a memorandum declaring an excise tax

Sep
17

Picture this potentially familiar scenario: you’re at your neighborhood bar in California and you realize that you’ve probably had one too many drinks to drive home. You’re looking down at your phone thinking, “Who should I call to come pick me up?” Well, depending on upcoming oral arguments in the California Court of Appeals, the

Apr
03

            Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act provides immunity from liability for providers and users of an “interactive computer service” who publish information provided by third-party users. District courts have been split on whether e-commerce sites such as Amazon are considered sellers. A seller designation determines if those sites are shielded from liability under Section

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