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    Biggest Refugee Crisis Ever, Still Has No Name

    What is predicted to the largest ever refugee crisis, the result of climate change and the concurrent rise in sea level, has already begun, according to an article in Motherboard. Much of the displacement will occur in...

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    The Two Biggest “Darknet” Markets Are Shut Down

    The FBI and Interpol have taken down what Data Breach Today calls the two largest remaining “darknet marketplaces.” The sites are said to have been handling many times the volume of the notorious Silk Road marketplace that...

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    The New ISO Anti-Bribery Standard

    Ensuring compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar laws from foreign jurisdictions (e.g. the UK’s Bribery Act) is not just a matter of doing right. It’s a line item, and one that can be especially...

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    How Climate Change Will Upend Employment

    The effects of climate change on such things as wildlife, water and food, migration patterns...

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    British PM Calls For Cyber Security After Terror Attack

    In the wake of the third deadly terrorist attack in Britain within the last three months, Prime Minister Theresa May called for increased cybersecurity. Speaking about what she called the “evil ideology of Islamist extremism,” May said:...

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    Et Tu, Harley? A Factory Is Headed For Thailand

    Harley-Davidson, long considered a stalwart of American nuts-and-bolts manufacturing, is setting up an assembly plant in Bangkok. The Wisconsin-based company has been a poster-child for America-first economics, and this move at the minimum has bad optics. The...

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    Assange Rape Charges Dropped

    Swedish prosecutors last week decided to drop their seven-year investigation into rape allegations levied against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. That case led Assange to take refuge in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London in 2012, where he has...

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    Facebook Hit With $122M Fine By EU

    The European Union has fined Facebook 110 million euros, or about $122 million, for giving misleading statements during the social media giant’s $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s antitrust chief,...

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    Extraterritoriality And The Lanham Act

    Recent decisions by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits on issues of extraterritoriality could have a significant impact on Lanham Act litigation. One case involves an alleged Trader Joe’s knockoff in Canada, called “Pirate Joes.” It had been...

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    Business Method Patents Finding Haven In Japan

    In recent years Japan has gone from being one of the most difficult jurisdictions in which to get a software or business method patent to one of the easiest, says a post from IAM. Figures coming from...

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