This WEEK in LAW

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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 …

Bitcoin

U.S. Government, Hollywood Studios Weigh in on Dispute Exploring Reach of U.S. Copyright Law

The streaming of a Polish broadcaster's programming is making for an exciting appeal.<p>Judging by papers filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

Law

There's no such thing as a 'remote' employee

Over the next year or two, some of your best employees may quit and find work elsewhere for a simple reason: They want to work from home full …

U.S. Census

California Powerhouses Innovate With Tech-Oriented Clients

In California, as the world’s most famous innovators blur the lines between sectors like media and tech and create new industries with new legal …

Innovation

Some brave soul volunteered for a completely robotic dental surgery

A robot just implanted two 3D-printed teeth into a woman's mouth all on its own. The procedure took place recently in China and the researchers who developed it hope it can help the country's dentist shortage problem, reports the <i>South China Morning Post</i>.<p>Prior to the surgery, the robot was oriented …

Robots

Levi's Does Not Want Other Brands Using Tabs on Their Pants

Levi'S

A Judge’s Curious Ruling in the LinkedIn-hiQ Labs Case Could Let Bad Bots Run Amok

If you’re like most of the 500 million LinkedIn users, you probably spend a few hours per week on the site reading articles, seeing what your …

Advertising Industry

LinkedIn Files Opening Brief with Ninth Circuit in Closely-Watched Data Scraping Dispute with hiQ

In a new development in an important scraping dispute, LinkedIn appealed the lower court’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction compelling …

Law

Flawed Consumer Survey Wipes Out $54 Million Verdict in Trademark Infringement Dispute

In trademark infringement cases, consumer survey evidence can be a powerful tool. It can also badly malfunction, as Black & Decker recently …

Law

YouTube Enacts Search Algorithm Changes After Las Vegas Conspiracy Videos Run Rampant - Tubefilter

After Sunday night’s tragedy in Las Vegas, millions flocked to YouTube in search of information and eyewitness footage related to the mass shooting …

Las Vegas

Meat Loaf Slapped With Lawsuit Over 'I'd Do Anything for Love'

Music company claims that 1993 hit infringes on 1989 song “[I’d Do] Anything for You”<p>Meat Loaf might end up with a lot less bread by the time is all …

Beef

Google to ditch controversial 'first click free' policy

US company to replace policy forcing news outlets to offer three free articles a day in exchange for visibility on its search engine<p>Google is to abandon its controversial policy of forcing news providers to offer free articles in order to appear on its search engine as part of a collection of …

Google

New From Fastcase: Instantly Add Public Hyperlinks to Case Citations in Legal Documents

A brief before and after using Cloud Linking. The legal research company Fastcase is introducing a new feature today, Cloud Linking, that …

Software

Lawyers can accept payment in Bitcoin, Nebraska ethics opinion says

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Lawyers can accept payment in Bitcoin, Nebraska…<p>Legal Ethics<p>Lawyers may accept payment in digital currencies such as Bitcoin but must …

Cryptocurrency

Hasbro Files Suit Against DC Comics Over ‘Bumblebee’ Trademark

Two superhero franchises are about to square off in federal court over the right to market “Bumblebee” toys. Hasbro, owner of the Transformers brand, …

Comics

Can virtual prisons improve rehabilitation?

After a recent blog post about voting technology, and another where I advocated moving elections online, people were understandably a little wary. …

Prison

Jefferson Parish jail touts new video visitation program, but ban on in-person visits concerns inmate advocates

Inmates at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna will no longer be able to receive in-person visits from relatives and friends beginning …

Baton Rouge

Competition Is For Losers: The Rise Of Atrium (Part I)

Could these companies solve the legal innovation paradox?

Law

Twitch co-founder Justin Kan unveils tech platform for law firms

Justin Kan, co-founder of startups like Twitch.tv and Exec, is pulling the curtains off his new tech platform for law firms, Legal Technology Services. The first law firm to use LTS is Atrium, co-founded by Augie Rakow and BeBe Chueh. Both are launching today to bring a full-stacked …

Startups

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Building the Tesla for Legal

by BeBe Chueh, Co-Founder of Atrium<p>Six years ago, I started my first startup. Bright-eyed and hopeful, my team and I rallied lawyers across the …

Startups

A troubling new tactic to keep bad patents from being tossed out

On September 8, 2017, the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company Allergan announced that it “sold” its patents relating to its eye drops …

Patents

Congress will investigate drug company that gave its patents to Mohawk tribe | Ars Technica

Native American tribe given patents on eye drug that earns $1.5B annually.<p>Members of Congress want answers about a multinational drug company's deal …

Patents

Google Clips camera lays the groundwork for our AI-powered future

Allow me to make a bold prediction: Google's Clips camera is going to flop.<p>Clips is a $250 camera powered by artificial intelligence and designed to snap images of important moments as they happen, no human input required. At best, it'll probably sell OK at launch -- there will be a handful of cute …

Machine Learning

Inside Google Clips, the weirdest camera of the year

You know what a digital camera is. It's a lens and a sensor, with a display to see what you're looking at, and a button to take the picture. Google Clips is a camera, but it only has some of those parts. There's no display. There’s a shutter button, but it's completely optional to use. Instead, it …

Photography

What Google Clips means for privacy and constant surveillance

Google Clips is either the camera that parents and pet owners have waited all their lives for, or the next step in a world in which we spend a …

Surveillance