Category Archives: Technology & Cyberlaw

Linked – A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result

Hint – the workers got just as much done in 32 hours than they did in 40. But, could that work everywhere? Let’s look at the approach: “He said the results of Perpetual Guardian’s trial showed that when hiring staff, supervisors should negotiate tasks to be performed, rather than basing contracts on hours new employees spent in the office. “Otherwise you’re saying, ‘I’m too lazy to figure out what I want from you, so I’m just going to pay you for showing up,’” Mr. Barnes said. “A contract should be about an agreed level of productivity,” he added. “If you deliver that in less time, why should I cut your pay?” For more:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/world/asia/four-day-workweek-new-zealand.html Now, could that work in eDiscovery, for example? Maybe. Within the legal industry we’d have to have a serious re-imagining of how we measure value. We are still very tied to the billable….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Understanding Domain Name Warehousing

One issue that most companies don’t expect to have to face when running their business is called “domain name warehousing.” This is a practice wherein a domain name registrar will gain control of an expired domain name and then not list it for resale right away. This is done with the intent to try to sell the domain back to the original owner or another party at an inflated price. In most cases, a business will usually have up to 45 days to renew their domain once it has officially expired. Unfortunately, unless a business keeps close track of these matters, they often don’t even notice that the domain has expired until their website goes offline. We have seen this happen many times over to the clients that come to us, and what we at Lexero emphasize is that you have legal options available to you. Examples of Domain Name Warehousing GoDaddy is one of the world’s largest domain name registrars, and also operates what is likely the best known….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Tech Talk: Teaching Data Ethics and Defending Nonprofits Against Cyber Attacks

CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud,  iTunes, and Google Play. If you want to silence an advocacy group or media outlet, a fairly easy way to do so it to take down its website. Two organizations, Cloudflare and Google are doing great work to help nonprofits and journalists, as well as elections officials, protect themselves against cyber attacks. In this episode we talk to Alissa Starzak from Cloudflare and George Conard from Google about their efforts. We also share how you can take advantage of their free services (Cloudflare’s Project Galileo and Google Jigsaw’s Project Shield).  After that we talk to Laura Noren, a data scientist who was recently with NYU teaching a class on data ethics. What do data scientists need to know create technology that is better for society as whole? And after….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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FCC will now take your comments on whether to allow T-Mobile/Sprint merger

Enlarge / T-Mobile CEO John Legere (left) and then-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The Federal Communications Commission will accept petitions from now until August 27 to deny the $26 billion T-Mobile USA/Sprint merger, the commission announced yesterday. Petitions to deny—as well as less formal comments—can be submitted online at the FCC's docket page. Recent filings can be found here. After petitions to deny the merger are filed, T-Mobile and Sprint or other supporters of the merger can submit oppositions to the petitions until September 17. Under the current schedule, a final round of replies would be due on October 9. Read 10 remaining paragraphs | Comments.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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HHS removes sex discrimination prohibition language from civil rights office website

Sunlight Foundation: “The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has altered messaging on its website related to Section 1557, the provision of the Affordable Care Act prohibiting discrimination, including sex discrimination. Advocates and experts say the changes to informational webpages about Section 1557, detailed in the latest Web Integrity Project report, could foreshadow a shift in policy regarding the prohibition of sex discrimination as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prepares to release new regulations as soon as this month. The report documents changes in language pertaining to sex discrimination on the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) website, first discovered by staff at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), as well as the reduction in access to training materials about Section 1557 for health and healthcare professionals. NWLC, which released a fact sheet about Section 1557, has filed a series of….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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