Microsoft Wins $479 Million Army Contract for Augmented Reality Systems

Microsoft has secured a $479 million-plus contract with the U.S. Army for Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) prototypes, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, expanding its relationship with the military and beating out a slew of other companies competing for the contract.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Military, Augmented Reality, Weapons, Military Tech

US Government “Investigating” Loot Boxes As Kiddie Gambling

The American Federal Trade Commission have agreed to investigate the phenomenon of loot boxes, after a request from the US Senate. Federal Trade Commission chairman Joe Simons has agreed to a request to investigate loot boxes, which many have described as a form of unregulated gambling aimed at children. According to Senator Maggie Hassan: Loot […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Usa, Crime, Law, Gambling, US, Anime, Maggie Hassan, Loot Boxes, Joe Simons, American Federal Trade Commission, US Senate Federal Trade Commission

Redaction ineptitude reveals Facebook's 2012 plan to sell Graph API access to user data for $250,000

Six4three sucks at redaction: its court filing in its lawsuit against Facebook (previously) was redacted by drawing black rectangles over the text, which can still be copied and pasted to read it. This is a stupid mistake that most people stopped making a decade ago. The unredacted text reveals that in 2012 Facebook planned to market access to its Graph API for $250,000; it also provided access to the API to Nissan and Royal Bank of Canada (these two were previously known to have accessed t...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Business, News, Law, Netflix, Chrysler, Nissan, Royal Bank Of Canada, Surveillance Capitalism, Facebook Plaintiff, DeleteFacebook, Six4three, Cyrus Farivar Ars Technica, You Suck At Pdf, David Godkin

Libel: Introduce Myself

I am very happy to be a new member here. Thanks to the administrator to provide such a great site. I am going to share ideas with people who have the same interests with me. Send me messages now!
Tags: Law, Defamation, Slander And Libel

Holiday Gear Guide 2018

Check out the great gear for the hunter or outdoorsman on your list this Christmas and holiday season with our Holiday Gear... Read more... The post Holiday Gear Guide 2018 appeared first on
Tags: Product Reviews, Hunting, Bowhunting Blog, Gear Guide, Christmas Gear Guide, Holiday Gear

She Requested a Lab DNA Instead of Having to Go Through the Court

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: NYc Ex wife texted me and said she and wife are willing to do a lab dna instead of having to go through court & lawyer payment. I accepted and paid for the dna. Results are in two weeks. How reliable is this? Why are they willing to do a dna if they are so sure im not the father? I had to serve wife papers and it look the idea was hers.
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Support And Visitation

Despite Misleading Question, Berkheimer Case Has Legs at the Supreme Court

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that patent eligibility is a question of law. However, in Berkheimer, the Federal Circuit added some nuance — writing that the issue can include underlying issues of fact. Judge Moore explained: Berkheimer and Aatrix stand for the unremarkable proposition that whether a claim element or combination of elements would have been well-understood, routine, and conventional to a skilled artisan in the relevant field at a particular point in time i...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Stanford, Hp, Patent, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fed, U S Supreme Court, HP Inc, Moore, CableLabs, Federal Circuit, CCIA, Dennis Crouch, Carter Phillips, Berkheimer

RIP Independent Space Force, 2018-2018

Ground Control to Mr. Trump
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Military, US military, Ground Control, Space Force, Space Audity, TrumpRead

Relationships from content shared in social networks

I blogged last week that Bloomberg Law may be playing fast and loose with lawyers’ contributions to Bloomberg.  I didn’t share the post on LinkedIn and Facebook as I usually do because it was Thanksgiving Eve. I didn’t want to be perceived as being critical of someone over the holiday. And realistically, everyone had “gone home” for Thanksgiving. Not many business colleagues were going on LinkedIn or Facebook engaging on industry related matters over the holiday weekend. Today, I rea...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Social Media Principles, Bloomberg Law

Clare's Law

Many women are refusing information from police that could save their lives - why?
Tags: News, Law, Clare

Repossession: Private Repossession

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Florida To simplify a complicated story.... My sister and her boyfriend........ Borrower (my sister) has late payment bad credit history Co borrower (her boyfriend now ex boyfriend) (NOT co signer) puts up cash on a loan to help borrower's credit instead of putting up the vehicle per the bank. Co borrower is legal lienholder. Payment is made but late, last day of grace period. My sister never makes anymore payments because she ...
Tags: Florida, Law, Cars and Dealerships, bank Co

Stigma means Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise

Increased rate of new diagnoses in former Soviet Union runs against a global declineStigma around homosexuality and drug use means Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts have said, after data showed a record number of new cases last year.Most new cases in the former Soviet Union in 2017 were from heterosexual sex as the disease spreads beyond high-risk groups, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Society, World news, Aids and HIV, Soviet Union, World Health Organization WHO

Help Us Help You — See Also

We Need You, Dear Reader: Especially during bonus season. IP Boutique Raises Salaries: It's not $190K, but it's not bad. More Bonus News: Sidley gets in on the action. Jay-Z Is Taking On Diversity In The Legal Industry: I mean you can't expect lawyers to do it on their own. What Happens If David Boies And Jonathan Schiller Get Hit By A Bus? Fortunately, the firm has a plan.
Tags: Law, Jay, David Boies, Sidley, Jonathan Schiller, See Also

"The Death Penalty & The Fundamental Right to Life"

The title of this post is the title of this new article authored by Kevin Barry now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: For over forty years, the Supreme Court has held that the death penalty is not invariably cruel and unusual in violation of the Eighth Amendment.  But the Court has never addressed—let alone decided—whether the death penalty per se deprives the fundamental right to life in violation of substantive due process.  The legal literature has followed suit, scarcely addressing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Kevin Barry, Douglas A Berman

Make ‘Em Say ‘UGG!’ — A Fashion Industry Design Patent Dispute Sees Trial

Your favorite basic boots aren't basic when it comes to design patent law.
Tags: Fashion, Law, Patents, Intellectual Property, Ugg, UGG Boots, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Scott Alan Burroughs, Design Patents, Romeo & Juliette

SCOTUS argument in Timbs suggest agreement on incorporation of Excessive Fines Clause and perhaps little else

In this post yesterday previewing today's SCOTUS oral argument in Timbs v. Indiana, I confidently predicted that the Justices will decide that the Excessive Fines Clause applies to the states, and further suggested that the Court may be too divided to say much more about the application of the EFC.   My prediction was not especially bold, but reports on the argument suggest that it is on the right track. From SCOTUSblog: Argument analysis: Court appears ready to rule that Constitution’s bar on e...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Indiana, Efc, John Roberts, Roberts, Indiana Supreme Court, Douglas A Berman, Wesley Hottot, Timbs, Supreme Court Rein, Supreme Court Oral Argument in Timbs

At the Odnecserc Café...

... make some noise.(And use the Althouse Portal to Amazon if you're in the mood to buy anything.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Cafe, Ann Althouse

512(h) Doesn’t Preempt Doe Unmasking Lawsuits–Strike 3 v. Doe

This is my second Strike 3 blog post this week. I imagine this won’t be the last. In this case, a Doe defendant sought to quash the unmasking subpoena submitted to his/her IAP. The defendant argued that the unmasking subpoena was part of Strike 3’s sue-and-withdraw campaign, but the court says the “burden” is borne only by the IAP having to comply with the subpoena, not the defendant. The defendant argued that copyright doesn’t protect obscenity, but the court pointed to the Copyright Office’s r...
Tags: Law, Congress, Court, Copyright, DOE, Privacy/security, John Doe, Holdings, Bonne, John Does, IAP

Traffic Lights, Signs and Controls: Vc38300

Involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California Posting this thread to answer the OP's question on this subject in a thread that was closed for some reason leaving it open ended. This section only applies to Off Road situations. So if you were sited for this section while driving on a public road, just do a simple Trial by Declaration that you were on a public road so not guilty of this section and it should be an automatic win. Citing this section is common for officers use to get can...
Tags: Law, California, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets

Harassment: Retaliation Following Eeoc Charge

My question involves labor and employment law. I am at a loss as to what to do next. I filed an EEOC charge against my former employer, a state agency. After giving the EEOC about 18 months to do something and after a pre-determination phone call from the investigator assigned to my case, I went ahead and requested the Right-to-Sue Letter. The case was then marked "closed" on the EEOC's online charge system; and when I requested a complete copy of my file via the FOIA, they just send me all of m...
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor, EEOC

"Lessons for Sentencing Reform and Reentry: A Case Study of Project New Opportunity"

The title of this post is the title of this new Center for Community Alternatives' Justice Strategies report. Here is its executive summary: This study looks at the development and implementation of Project New Opportunity (PNO).  PNO was created to provide reentry support to people being released from federal prison under President Obama’s Clemency Initiative and the United States Sentencing Commission’s (USSC) 2014 reduction in drug sentencing guidelines. Through the retroactive application o...
Tags: Law, Obama, USSC, Malcolm Young, PNO, Douglas A Berman, United States Sentencing Commission, Bureau of Prison BOP, Center for Community Alternatives CCA, Reentry Consultants

Union contract fight gave Austin advocates leverage to improve police oversight

Austin Justice Coalition's victory over police union brings to mind history's greatest upsets Although the local media has reported that the Austin police contract was finally approved and activists were happy with the result, only one local TV station report that I saw attempted to parse changes in the contract from a police accountability standpoint.Advocates' year-long battle resulted in savings of $10 million per year compared to the contract rejected last December, as well as achievi...
Tags: Law, Austin, United States, Ali, Moore, AJC, Sonny Liston, Gritsforbreakfast, Chas Moore, Ron DeLord, Austin Justice Coalition, DeLord, Austin Justice Coalition AJC

Bar Exam Pass Rates Suck, So Does Legal Education Need A Reboot?

Sorry, law schools, but it's about that time.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Bar Exams, Old Lady Lawyer, Jill Switzer

Is Blockchain Technology Compatible with GDPR? French Data Protection Regulator Provides Guidance

Tiffany Quach and Stéphanie Martinier Uncertainty regarding the compatibility of blockchain technology and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has often been highlighted as a potential obstacle to the development and widespread implementation of blockchain systems involving personal data. To address tensions between blockchain technology and the GDPR, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the French data protection regulator, published an initi...
Tags: Law, International, European Union, Blockchain, Gdpr, General Data Protection Regulation, EU regulation, General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, Tiffany Quach, European Union (EU, Stéphanie Martinier, GDPR Commission Nationale de l'Informatique

Sex With Court-Appointed Client Gets Attorney In Hot (Tub) Water

Dan Trevas has a summary of a decision issued today by the Ohio Supreme Court A former candidate for Hocking County prosecuting attorney who had sex with a court-appointed client, trespassed onto his neighbor’s property to use a hot tub,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Hocking County, Ohio Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Dan Trevas

A Burning Issue Of Privilege

A fire that destroyed the historic Masonic Temple in Quincy has resulted in a privilege issue remanded by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. WBZ4NBC covered the fire A raging fire has destroyed an iconic Quincy landmark. The Masonic Temple on... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Privilege, Quincy, Masonic Temple, Legal Profession Prof, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court WBZ4NBC

After Midnight: No Playing Hookah

An issue I had not considered has been addressed by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals In Alice in Wonderland, the blue caterpillar appeared content to smoke a hookah by day. Here, we primarily consider whether legislation requiring hookah lounges... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Current Affairs, Legal Profession Prof, Maryland Court of Special Appeals In Alice

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