May 212020
 

This story describes the third general election debate of 1960, in which Richard Nixon and John Kennedy were in different states at the time of their debate. The story says that the remote format worked quite well. … Continue reading →

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May 212020
 

Governments around the world are using surveillance technologies to monitor whether COVID-19 patients are complying with instructions to quarantine at home. These include GPS ankle shackles, phone apps that track location, and phone apps that require patients to periodically take quarantine selfies and send them to government monitors. All of these surveillance technologies burden fundamental rights. And they can harm public health, by discouraging people from getting tested. No patient should be compelled to submit…

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May 212020
 

Facebook fastidiously copied Bitmoji’s artwork for its new avatars feature. Consider a) the access to legal expertise and b) the shameless indifference Facebook has to ethical standards, bad PR or media exposure. In this image (posted to twitter by Alex Heath) is a detailed lesson in exactly how closely you can copy others’ work and get away with it. Or if you prefer, it establishes the necessary quantum of difference to avoid liability, in Facebook’s…

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