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9 technologies that could cut demand for lawyers, lower legal fees

Attorneys at the recent LegalTech conference heard about new technologies that automate some of what they do and could reduce the need for large large law firms.

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Facebook's Free Basics prohibited in India

Facebook's Free Basics service has been dealt a severe blow by India's telecommunications regulator, which ruled on Monday that telecom service providers are prohibited from charging differently for data depending on the content or...

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UN panel backs WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, but he may not go free

A UN panel has ruled that the time Julian Assange has spent cooped up in the London embassy of the Ecuador government amounts to arbitrary detention by the U.K. and Sweden, but it is unlikely that the founder of the WikiLeaks...

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4 things CIOs need to know about the FCC, broadband and innovation

CIOs should take notice of recent developments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It’s rulemaking authority are making many question if the FCC may write new rules applicable to Internet services specifically, and what...

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WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will 'accept arrest' if UN panel rules against him

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will accept arrest by the British police if a UN panel on arbitrary detention rules against him, according to a tweet by the whistle-blowing website.

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Apple hit with $626M damages in case filed by patent licensing firm

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

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Arista just lost a patent round against Cisco and could face an import ban

Cisco Systems has won the latest round against rival networking vendor Arista Networks at a U.S. trade agency that could block importation of Arista products.

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US Customs is seizing thousands of hoverboards

In the last few months, US customs officers have seized thousands of counterfeit and potentially dangerous hoverboards

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Thousands of hoverboards seized by US customs

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has seized tens of thousands of hoverboards in the last month in a crack down on a hot holiday gift that's been held responsible for several home fires.

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US must make 'additional effort' on Safe Harbor, EU Commissioner says

The European Commission has outlined the areas in which it wants further concessions from the U.S. before a new Safe Harbor agreement on trans-Atlantic data transfers can be reached.

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No agreement as deadline to replace Safe Harbor nears

No replacement has yet been found for the transatlantic data-transfer agreement overturned last year by the European Union's top court, just days away from the deadline EU data protection authorities gave negotiators to come up with a...

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EU Commissioner: Please ask me to investigate Google’s tax affairs

The European Union's top antitrust regulator is looking for an excuse to investigate Google's controversial deal with U.K. tax authorities -- and a Scottish legislator is ready to give her one. Google's dominance of the search and...

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Oracle raises questions on open-source license for Android with OpenJDK

Oracle has raised questions whether a version of Android running OpenJDK code will at all get an open-source license.

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Disney IT workers allege conspiracy in layoffs, file lawsuits

Disney IT workers laid off a year ago are accusing the company and the outsourcing firms it hired of engaging in a "conspiracy to displace U.S. workers."

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Arista countersues Cisco for Antitrust

Alleges unfair competitive practices on eve of ruling in earlier patent case

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Planning for security breaches: What CIOs need to know to stay out of the hot seat

The C-suite is on the hot seat for security as companies face lawsuits stemming from security breaches, says Matthew Karlyn, Partner, Technology Transactions & Outsourcing Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP. Listen to Karlyn's CIO...

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Almost 300,000 drones have been registered with the FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration says its drone registration system has hit almost 300,000 registrations, one month after launch.

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Major tech companies spent millions more on lobbying in 2015

Most major tech companies increased the amount of money they spent attempting to influence lawmakers in Washington, D.C., through federal lobbying.

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