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When you die in Delaware, your digital assets become part of your estate

Delaware may be the legal home to most of this country’s corporations, but it’s never been known as a progressive or particularly innovative state. So it comes as somewhat of a shock that Delaware would be the first US state to pass legislation around what happens to a person’s digital assets when they die. But [...]

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Can Congress Grant Private Companies The Right To Mine Asteroids?

U.S. companies are eyeing asteroids as the next frontier in lucrative mining ventures. But, they say, their plans are stymied by the vague status of private ownership in space. Earlier this summer, members of Congress introduced a bill to protect property rights for commercial exploitation of asteroids. Is that legal? Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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Everything You Need to Know About the New USA FREEDOM Act

Ever since the Snowden revelations, honest (and some dishonest) efforts have been made in Congress to try to scale back at least some of the NSA’s spying. It’s a complex problem, since the NSA has overstepped reasonable bounds in so many different directions and there is intense secrecy surrounding the NSA’s activities and legal analysis. [...]

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How Buckyballs Fell Apart

As of last week, Buckyballs are dead. The magnetic toy has been officially recalled following a two-year battle with the government regulators who sought to ban them. Here’s how a seemingly wonderful amusement became plaything non grata in the span of just a few short years. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, South Korea The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful. After all, you can use it to summon Optimus Prime. For many cab drivers around the world, though, the app is basically the bane of their existence. [...]

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Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, South Korea The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful. After all, you can use it to summon Optimus Prime. For many cab drivers around the world, though, the app is basically the bane of their existence. [...]

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Apple has settled an $840 million ebook price-fixing claim brought by consumers and US states outsid

Apple has settled an $840 million ebook price-fixing claim brought by consumers and US states outside of court. The lawsuit stemmed from a previous ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote who found Apple guilty of colluding with publishers to keep ebook prices high. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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