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Being charged with a crime as a juvenile isn't supposed to

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Being charged with a crime as a juvenile isn't supposed to haunt you for the rest of your life. In most cases, juvenile offenders can have their records sealed once they hit adulthood (18-21, depending on state law). There are some exceptions, varying from state to state -- certain felonies...
Being charged with a crime as a juvenile isn't supposed to
Opening arguments in the court of public opinion after Aaron Swartz' death

Aaron Swartz's Death Is A Tragedy -- And There Are Some Questions That Need To Be Answered

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I didn't know anything about Aaron Swartz until he killed himself two days ago. Since then, thanks to the outpouring of emotion and discussion over his death, I've learned a lot. I've learned enough to know that Swartz's death is a big loss not just to those who knew him...
Aaron Swartz's Death Is A Tragedy -- And There Are Some Questions That Need To Be Answered

Aaron Swartz's Partner Accuses DOJ Of Lying, Seizing Evidence Without A Warrant & Withholding Exculpatory Evidence

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Yesterday we wrote about Attorney General Eric Holder's ridiculous claims defending the prosecution of Aaron Swartz. We noted two key things that were ridiculous. First, Holder insisted that Swartz was only facing a few months in jail (he implied 5 months, tops) and scolded the media for claiming it was...
Aaron Swartz's Partner Accuses DOJ Of Lying, Seizing Evidence Without A Warrant & Withholding Exculpatory Evidence
The first 3D printed gun is here -- and politicians really want to outlaw it

This YouTube Star Is In The Middle Of A Very Ugly, Public Fight With His Studio (GOOG)

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YouTube sensation Ray William Johnson and Maker Studios are in the middle of an ugly, heated fight. Johnson says he wants out of his contract with Maker Studios, but the company isn't allowing it. Maker Studios CEO Danny Zappin presents a slightly different story in a note to employees today,...
This YouTube Star Is In The Middle Of A Very Ugly, Public Fight With His Studio (GOOG)

The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System

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It's the eye in the sky, patiently watching, tracking your every move. Look up and say "hi," because with an influx of cash and a voyeuristic agenda, the FBI is more than ever the model for Big Brother.  In February, the FBI began a $1 billion pilot program using facial-recognition...
The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System

NYPD now has Android smartphone arsenal to pull up records, identify perps

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Thanks to an NYPD pilot program, over 400 officers now have special Android smartphones that allow them to pull up suspect data on the spot, according to the New York Times. Patrol car-mounted laptops can be slow and cumbersome, while the call-disabled handsets (which look like Samsung's Rugby Smart...
NYPD now has Android smartphone arsenal to pull up records, identify perps

Will you be able to print your own real gun at home, on a 3D printer?

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A freakishly scary post in the New York Times says it won’t be long before you can print your own real gun on a 3D printer at home while your parents think you are playing on your computer. It’s a fully functional gun, like one publicized by BetaBeat this...
Will you be able to print your own real gun at home, on a 3D printer?

'Under American Law, Anyone Interesting Is A Felon' - Tim Wu On The Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

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The reactions to Aaron Swartz's suicide continue to pour in and the recurring theme is one of disbelief at the government's hard nosed prosecutorial stance towards Swartz's actions. The Secret Service, for unknown reasons, took over the case and the prosecutor insisted on a guilty plea across the board as...
'Under American Law, Anyone Interesting Is A Felon' - Tim Wu On The Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

YouTube Powerhouse Maker Studios Fights With Its Biggest Star. It's Not Pretty

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YouTube star Ray William Johnson and YouTube network Maker Studios agree on one thing: Danny Zappin, Maker’s CEO, is a felon. Everything else is up for debate. Zappin’s legal past came up yesterday as part of an ongoing dispute between Johnson, one of YouTube’s most popular personalities, and Maker, which...
YouTube Powerhouse Maker Studios Fights With Its Biggest Star. It's Not Pretty

Now 16,000 People Are Asking President Obama To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

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People are outraged over the death of Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Reddit cofounder, at his own hands on Friday, a few months before he was scheduled to go to trial for the alleged theft of scholarly articles at the MIT campus. And they're trying to do something about it. A petition...
Now 16,000 People Are Asking President Obama To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

Android app lets NYPD cops see everything from arrest records to CCTV positions

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Photo: New York Times Over 400 New York cops have been given Android phones running an app that lets them access pretty much anything they might need to know while on the street – from arrest records to the locations of CCTV cameras with a view of a spot where...
Android app lets NYPD cops see everything from arrest records to CCTV positions
Criminals are fleeing the law, and flocking to Facebook

If I Were The MPAA... How I Would Deal With My Car Break-In

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My family and I got back from our annual vacation in the Current Middle Ages last Friday morning around 2 a.m.  Exhausted from the trip, I forgot to take in my iPod and left it visibly displayed on the front seat. When I went out to the car the next morning,...
If I Were The MPAA... How I Would Deal With My Car Break-In

How A Law That Could Have Been Amazing For Startups Got Killed In Washington

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In a rare act of bipartisanship, the White House and Congress were able to pass the JOBS act, which they think will spur job growth.  The act lets small companies to take on up to 1,000 investors (double what was allowed before).  It increases the allowable number of shareholders in...
How A Law That Could Have Been Amazing For Startups Got Killed In Washington

Four-Year-Old Girl Sells Her Own Artwork Online -- Here's How

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After graduating college, Will Tran taught a felon to code. These days as an experienced entrepreneur, he thinks he can make technology accessible to just about anyone. His instincts are right. When he was visiting his family in Texas, he decided to teach his 4-year-old niece Madelyn to set up an online...
Four-Year-Old Girl Sells Her Own Artwork Online -- Here's How

If Congress Won't Fix The CFAA, President Obama Should Order The DOJ To Stand Down

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Tim Wu has an excellent article in the New Yorker, talking about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), and specifically about how it was used against Aaron Swartz, declaring it the worst law in technology. Much of it covers similar ground to what we've covered before, but it also...
If Congress Won't Fix The CFAA, President Obama Should Order The DOJ To Stand Down

Brand-Yourself And The Billion-Dollar SEO And Reputation Management Industry

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You may be too proud to admit it, but you've probably Googled yourself at one point or another. And why not? Prospective employers certainly are hunting you down online. And who knows? Those would-be bosses might inadvertently make their first impressions of you based on a convicted felon who shares your...
Brand-Yourself And The Billion-Dollar SEO And Reputation Management Industry
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