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DarkList Links Silk-Road-Style Drug Dealers

DarkList Links Silk-Road-Style Drug Dealers

When the Department of Justice took down the anonymous, Bitcoin-based narcotics bazaar known as the Silk Road in October, the d...

Jan 24 2014, 8:45am CST

3D-Printed Gun Creator Lands Book Deal

3D-Printed Gun Creator Lands Book Deal

When Cody Wilson published the blueprint for the first fully 3D-printable gun on the web last spring, the controversy around th...

Jan 22 2014, 9:38am CST

Gun-Toting At The IRS

Gun-Toting At The IRS

The IRS wields enormous power, but should agents be armed too? With all of the controversy facing the IRS and the tax system th...

Jan 18 2014, 3:36pm CST

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest

I am all for a diverse energy portfolio and truly believe we can get to the 1/3-1/3-1/3 mix that we’ve put forward by 2040. A t...

Jan 18 2014, 1:46am CST

NSA Reforms: A Step In The Right Direction Or PR Stunt?

NSA Reforms: A Step In The Right Direction Or PR Stunt?

The complexity of privacy discussions in a hyper-connected world of free services was made clear this morning. In a speech that...

Jan 17 2014, 3:11pm CST

North Korea Threat to US-South Korea Joint Military Drills

North Korea Threat to US-South Korea Joint Military Drills

North Korea is one of the leading countries in the world where dictatorship reigns. It recently gave a threat to the US-South K...

Jan 17 2014, 8:54am CST

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More fights could follow driver's Google Glass win

Calif. driver's Google Glass court win likely to be first fight of many as tech outpaces law SAN DIEGO (AP) — A C...

Jan 17 2014, 2:01am CST

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Judge to Apple: Reboot relationship with monitor

NY judge says Apple's opposition to e-books monitor proves the wisdom of his appointment NEW YORK (AP) — A judge...

Jan 16 2014, 2:16pm CST

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Woman to testify against Google Glass citation

Calif. woman challenges citation for wearing eyeglasses computer while driving SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California woma...

Jan 16 2014, 2:36am CST

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Apple agrees to refund $32.5M for kids' purchases

Apple to refund $32.5M to parents who say they unwittingly OK'd purchases during kids' games WASHINGTON (AP) — Pl...

Jan 16 2014, 2:36am CST

Even U.S. Banks Must Aid IRS Hunt For Offshore Accounts

Even U.S. Banks Must Aid IRS Hunt For Offshore Accounts

Banks worldwide may not like FATCA, the massive American disclosure law. But most banks everywhere are still lining up to compl...

Jan 16 2014, 12:56am CST

So You Found An Obamacare Website Is Hackable. Now What?

So You Found An Obamacare Website Is Hackable. Now What?

Two months ago, L.A.-based security researcher Kristian Erik Hermansen was signing up for Obamacare via the Covered California...

Jan 15 2014, 6:01pm CST

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Can The Gambling Industry Ever Become A Force For Good?

After what appears to be a long-cycle swing towards greater permissiveness of gambling, both in the USA and in the rest of the...

Jan 15 2014, 7:01am CST

3 Tips For Disconnecting Kids From Over-Stimulation, Video Games, And Digital Media

3 Tips For Disconnecting Kids From Over-Stimulation, Video Games, And Digital Media

Do your kids need to disconnect? Are video games and the proliferation of mobile devices making us expect constant stimulation...

Jan 15 2014, 6:31am CST

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Officials: Obama likely to OK phone record changes

AP sources: Obama expected to back changes to NSA surveillance with Congress handling details WASHINGTON (AP) — P...

Jan 15 2014, 2:41am CST

Why Is Heroin Abuse Rising While Other Drug Abuse Is Falling?

Why Is Heroin Abuse Rising While Other Drug Abuse Is Falling?

Peter Shumlin, the Democratic governor of Vermont, brought heroin addiction to the front burner of national news by devoting hi...

Jan 14 2014, 9:56pm CST

Legal Issues Will Remain A Hot Topic For Fantasy Sports In 2014

Legal Issues Will Remain A Hot Topic For Fantasy Sports In 2014

One of the topics on the agenda is a legal update. Here are some of the legal issues the fantasy sports industry will need to c...

Jan 14 2014, 8:46am CST

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Proposed spy phone record shift draws resistance

Proposal to shift surveillance phone record retention away from government drawing resistance WASHINGTON (AP) — T...

Jan 14 2014, 2:36am CST

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Fast Track Bill Presented But Progress On Trade Requires The President Stand Up To Detroit

<div> Last Thursday, legislation to restore “fast track” trade promotion authority was introduced in Congress.  The grant...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

With all the negativity and skepticism swirling around the SEC’s recent proposition to liberalize the laws of equity crowdfundi...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

The Judge Won't Call Asbestos-Lawyer Shenanigans Fraud, But It Sure Smells Like It

The Judge Won't Call Asbestos-Lawyer Shenanigans Fraud, But It Sure Smells Like It

There’s an old journalistic turn of phrase that keeps us on the right side of the libel laws, while getting the point across: S...

Jan 11 2014, 9:31am CST

Even With A Supreme Court Win, Aereo Still Might Lose

Even With A Supreme Court Win, Aereo Still Might Lose

The battle between broadcasters and Aereo, a startup that offers television programming over the internet, will be resolved by...

Jan 11 2014, 7:11am CST

Hand of God Exploding Star Leads to Speculation

Hand of God Exploding Star Leads to Speculation

A nebulous star in outer space seemed to resemble an x-ray vision of a human hand. Termed the Hand of God, this exploding star...

Jan 11 2014, 3:36am CST

Can A Wisconsin Senator And A Superstar Lawyer Prevent Members Of Congress From Gaining Subsidized Health Insurance Under Obamacare?

Can A Wisconsin Senator And A Superstar Lawyer Prevent Members Of Congress From Gaining Subsidized Health Insurance Under Obamacare?

This week, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R.) filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing members of Congress, and their staffers, from...

Jan 10 2014, 1:41am CST

Report To Congress: IRS Is Increasingly Unable To Meet Taxpayer Needs

Report To Congress: IRS Is Increasingly Unable To Meet Taxpayer Needs

When Congress threatened “right-sized” budget cuts for the Internal Revenue Service last July, it was a clear swipe at the agen...

Jan 9 2014, 10:56pm CST

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What 2013 Teaches Employers For 2014 & Beyond

By Gene Connors and Amanda Haverstick 2013 left employees as the overall victors on the employment law battlefield, by arming t...

Jan 9 2014, 5:06pm CST

Top Ten Internet Law Developments of 2013

Top Ten Internet Law Developments of 2013

A look back at the Internet law highlights of 2013: #10: Copyright Defendants Get High-Stakes Wins. 2013 saw several copyright...

Jan 9 2014, 11:46am CST

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Gadget Watch: Case makes iPhone a BlackBerry clone

Gadget Watch: Typo keyboard case turns iPhone 5, 5S into close BlackBerry clone LAS VEGAS (AP) — If you love your...

Jan 9 2014, 2:36am CST

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How Did The Democrats Become The Party Of The Rich?

If you brought back either of the Roosevelts—Teddy or Franklin—from the grave, the most astonishing thing they would find is th...

Jan 8 2014, 1:51pm CST

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Ohio deal: Websites won't bill to remove mug shots

2 websites will stop billing people to take down mug shots in settlement reached in Ohio suit TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) —...

Jan 8 2014, 1:21pm CST

Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft?

Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft?

Are you sick of waiting for a taxi or limo? If you have a smartphone, you may be able to summon a car in minutes via Uber, Side...

Jan 8 2014, 11:01am CST

Let's Go For A Ride In Traffic With Audi's Self-Driving Car [Video]

Let's Go For A Ride In Traffic With Audi's Self-Driving Car [Video]

We were escorted out of the Cosmopolitan Hotel garage in Las Vegas by two Nevada state troopers, who followed our Audi A6 Avant...

Jan 8 2014, 9:51am CST

VC Tim Draper On Bitcoin, Going Public And Hong Kong's Startup Community

VC Tim Draper On Bitcoin, Going Public And Hong Kong's Startup Community

If you have even the most minimal exposure to the venture capital industry then Tim Draper is a man who needs no introduction....

Jan 7 2014, 8:26pm CST

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TV-on-Internet service Aereo gets $34M in funding

TV-on-Internet service Aereo gets $34 million in outside funding as legal battle continues NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo,...

Jan 7 2014, 5:56pm CST

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Taxing Bitcoin: IRS Review Will Have Big Implications For Investors In Virtual Currency

By now most everyone has heard of Bitcoin. But exactly what is it? And how should it be taxed? Bitcoin is usually described as...

Jan 7 2014, 2:56pm CST

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Technology? Some justices want to keep distance

Supreme Court justices wary of bold action by judges weighing new technology, privacy issues WASHINGTON (AP) — At...

Jan 7 2014, 2:16pm CST

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French company demos driverless shuttle at CES

French company Induct demos driverless shuttle Navia at CES gadget show LAS VEGAS (AP) — French company Induct on...

Jan 6 2014, 8:56pm CST

Is Sacramento The World's Capital of Internet Privacy Regulation?

Is Sacramento The World's Capital of Internet Privacy Regulation?

It’s only two hours between Sacramento, California’s state capitol, and the Silicon Valley, the world’s technology capital, but...

Jan 6 2014, 11:16am CST