When the Justice Department announced in early August that it intended to investigate the admissions practices of selective universities, the reaction was mixed.
While the White House has taken no steps to interfere with the work of the Census Bureau, it has done little or nothing to support it, either.
Barely two months after its creation, the Election Integrity Commission finds itself embroiled in controversy on multiple fronts.
In Packingham v. North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a North Carolina statute prohibiting certain social media use by registered sex offenders.
Seventeen-year-olds can still marry with parental consent and judicial approval, but there will be no more marriages in New York state for younger teens.
Beware, whistleblowers. Once you attempt to point out wrongdoing, your company will more than likely come back at you hard. Sound farfetched? Tell that to Jack Palmer, an Infosys employee whose tale was recently chronicled by Julia Preston at the New York Times.
Judge Rakoff agreed with Deutsche Bank and dismissed two investor lawsuits involving the sale of residential mortgage backed securities the bank internally referred to as “crap,” “pigs,” and generally “horrible.” And “crap” they were, as we all know now (and it appears that Deutsche Bank knew before they sold them to investors). The mortgages were […]
In terms of “realistic visions of the future,” Minority Report is one of my favorite movies. Not because I think mutants will one day be able to predict criminal action, but for all the little things. People taking drugs through their eyes, invasive technology recognizing and advertising to you without your consent and, of course […]
Okay, first a disclaimer: I am all Apple, all the time. I’m currently typing on my MacBook Pro; I will be talking later on my iPhone. Later still I will be listening to music from my iTunes account on my iPod. I am now the proud owner of an Apple TV gizmo and if they […]
The cutting-edge tech community has long maintained a distance from both national and local politics. Instead, a sort of techno-libertarianism has characterized the politic leanings of those who have developed the internet culture and the programs and technologies we use it today. But the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a wide-reaching bill introduced by Rep. […]