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  • Insurers Keep Wary Eye On School Kids’ Climate Lawsuit

    Most industry observers are not paying much attention to a climate lawsuit in Oregon, where 21 teen-age students are suing the federal government. But the insurance industry is, according to a Reuters article appearing in Insurance Journal....

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • The End Of “Regulatory Exceptionalism” For Silicon Valley

    Regulators seemed to accept what  John Perry Barlow proclaimed in his widely quoted Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, in 1996: “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel … On behalf of the future,...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Tech Regulation Will Stifle Start-Ups

    A push is on to expand regulation of tech companies, but Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF, and a professor at MIT Sloan, is skeptical. He acknowledges recent high-profile tech scares – a fatality...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Appeals Court Eases Robocall Rules, And The Calls Keep Coming

    “Proving once again that technology moves much faster than the law,” the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down significant parts of...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • The Austrian Lawyer Who Took On Facebook

    Attorney Max Schrems got interested in the privacy issue while attending college as an exchange student at Santa Clara University. When some Silicon Valley executives spoke to his class on privacy law, it rankled him to hear...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuit In CA: Is Climate Change A “Public Nuisance”? 

    A lawsuit filed by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco is invoking a “public nuisance” strategy in order to circumvent legal precedents that preclude a conventional tort case, says an analysis from Forbes Legal Newsline contributor...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Companies Are Backing Off On Drug-Testing

    A Gallup poll last October found that 64 percent of Americans favor legalization of pot. That’s the most since Gallup first started asking the question back in 1969, when only 12 percent supported legalization. Drug tests costs...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Did Facebook Data Leak Win The Election For Trump?

    Cambridge Analytica, the voter-profiling company that assisted the Trump campaign, used personal data from millions of Facebook users. The money for the project is said to have come from billionaire Robert Mercer, and the work was promoted...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Domestic “AK-47,” Made In FLA, Evades Sanctions

    The best-known product of Kalishnikov, one of the strongest brands in the world, is the iconic AK-47 automatic rifle, widely recognized by its curved magazine and admired for its reliability and forgiveness under harsh conditions. The Kalishnikov...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Bringing “Risk” Back To The Playground

    A movement is gaining traction among government officials and schools in the UK: Playgrounds are systematically “bringing in risk,” in the name of promoting resiliency and self-reliance. That means materials like bricks, boards, steel, and a certain...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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