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Blockchain Used to Sell Real Estate For The First Time

An apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, is the world's first property to be sold on the online ledger.


How A Smart Contract replaced An Escrow Company in a $60k deal

<b>A Home In Ukraine: The First Real Estate Purchase on blockchain</b><p>Propy has announced the completion of the first real estate transaction on a …


Apple responds to Senator Franken’s Face ID privacy concerns

Apple has now responded to a letter from U.S. Senator Al Franken last month in which he asked the company to provide more information about the incoming Face ID authentication technology which is baked into its top-of-the-range iPhone X, due to go on sale early next month.<p>As we’ve previously …


Apple to US Senator: There's no need to fear Face ID

Senator Al Franken has some concerns about the iPhone X’s new feature, Face ID.<p>The feature, as Apple displayed on stage — or tried to — during its most recent iPhone event takes an algorithmic approach to unlocking a phone by mapping your face with sophisticated sensors. Unlike previous attempts in …


Apple responds to Sen. Al Franken’s Face ID concerns in letter

Apple has responded to Senator Al Franken's concerns over the privacy implications of its Face ID feature, which is set to debut on the iPhone X next month. In his letter to Tim Cook, Franken asked about customer security, third-party access to data (including requests by law enforcement), and …


How the Legal Industry is Adopting Ethereum-based Smart Contracts

Smart contracts won’t get rid of lawyers, rather, will require lawyers and programmers to work together.


First Real Estate Sold Through Ethereum Bockchain Smart Contracts

A new efficient and transparent era of real estate transactions could have emerged upon us with the first in history of blockchain technology sold …

Real Estate

How Do Ethereum Smart Contracts Work?

Like many ideas in the blockchain industry, a general confusion shrouds so called 'smart contracts'.<p>A new technology made possible by public …


These Are the 56 New Emoji Coming to the Next iPhone Update

Earlier this year, as part of World Emoji Day — a totally real, official holiday celebrated across the globe — Apple sent out a teaser video …


Game Show Network’s ‘Emogenius,’ Hosted By AwesomenessTV's Hunter March, To Premiere June 7th - Tubefilter

A prominent YouTube content creator and video host is getting set for a new chapter in his career. <b>Emogenius</b>, a <b>Game Show Network</b> game show emceed by</b> …

Viral Videos

Games | Emogenius Game

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In my opinion, this is an opinion

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a defamation suit arising from some online criticism over his work. The plaintiff is a plastic surgeon…


The long arm of the paw! Police officer poses for sweet selfies with loose dogs which are used to find their owners

• <b>Taunton police say Officer Evan Lavigne responded to a report of a loose dog and took a selfie with it</b>• <b><br>Lavigne has said: 'I asked our department's</b> …

My Senate Testimony on SESTA + SESTA Hearing Linkwrap

Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the Stop Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (SESTA). I testified as an academic expert on …


Debunking Some Myths About Section 230 and Sex Trafficking (Guest Blog Post)

By guest blogger Alex Levy[Eric’s introduction: Human trafficking expert Alex Levy is back, and this time, she busts some myths about the Stop …


Problems With SESTA’s Retroactivity Provision (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Alex Levy<b></b>The “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) is riddled with problems, discussed here, here, here, here, and here. …


App Listening For Audio Beacons May Be Illegal Wiretapping–Rackemann v. Colts

This is a lawsuit against the Colts and app developers, alleging that the Colts’ app activates a device’s microphone and temporarily records portions …


Conference Announcement: “Content Moderation & Removal at Scale,” SCU, Feb. 2

I’m pleased to announce “Content Moderation & Removal at Scale,” a conference we’ll be holding on campus on February 2, 2018. I anticipate a full …


First Circuit Rejects Copyright Workaround to Section 230–Small Justice v. Ripoff Report

[It’s impossible to blog about Section 230 without reminding you that it remains highly imperiled.]Goren runs a law firm, Small Justice. DuPont, a …

Reputation Management

Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft email storage

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a second important case on digital privacy, agreeing to hear a dispute between the federal government and Microsoft about emails stored overseas.<p>The justices increasingly have been called upon to settle legal battles between law enforcement and technology …


Pornhub is using machine learning to automatically tag its 5 million videos

The company is starting with facial recognition, but wants its AI to recognize specific categories too<p>Artificial intelligence has proven to be a dab hand at recognizing what’s going on in photos and videos, but the datasets it’s usually trained on are pretty genteel. Not so for Pornhub, which …

Machine Learning

Senator Blumenthal Happy That SESTA Will Kill Small Internet Companies

So, earlier today the Senate Commerce Committee held a two and a half hour hearing about SESTA -- the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017. The …

Xavier Becerra

Committee Announces Legislative Hearing: S. 1693, The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017

<b>WASHINGTON –</b> U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a legislative …

Rob Portman

The Internet of Agreements

Announcing Mattereum White Paper Draft<p>Mattereum is the first Internet of Agreements infrastructure project, bringing legally-enforceable smart …


Senate’s “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017”–and Section 230’s Imminent Evisceration

A new anti-Section 230 bill, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017, will be introduced in the Senate imminently, perhaps tomorrow. [UPDATE: …

Rights & Freedoms

WARNING: Draft “No Immunity for Sex Traffickers Online Act” Bill Poses Major Threat to Section 230

I rarely blog about draft bills that have not yet been introduced. Sometimes those drafts never get introduced at all; other times, the draft bills …


Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort

Russian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go.<p>One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, …

Pokémon Go

Russian-linked campaign used Pokémon Go to meddle in election

The mobile game app Pok mon Go was reportedly used by a Russian-linked campaign to meddle in U.S. politics.CNN ...

Pokémon Go

Stephen Paddock may have been planning other attacks, including car bombings, official says

The Las Vegas gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history spent decades stockpiling guns and living a “secret life” and may have planned other attacks, including a car bombing, a U.S. official said Thursday.<p>Clark County, Nev., Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Wednesday that it was …

Stephen Paddock

Private Torrent Sites Allow Users to Mine Cryptocurrency for Upload Credit

Ever since The Pirate Bay crew added a cryptocurrency miner to their site last month, the debate over user mining has sizzled away in the …