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The changing aesthetics of oath ceremonies …

A very 21st century swearing in: Suzi LeVine becomes the 1st U.S. Ambassador to take the oath over an electronic device. pic.twitter.com/5E4bjIRQ2x — U.S. Embassy London

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Is Google (potentially) more evil than the NSA?

Whoever wrote this blog entry seems to think so. But don’t Internet users knowingly and voluntarily consent to Google’s privacy policy when we sign up for Gmail? Or do Google’s terms of service constitute a tortious “invasion of privacy” under the common law? (hat tip: digg) … Continue reading

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Google Car Update

We can’t wait to have share one of these …

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Is Google Glass Evil?

On balance, is Google Glass a good thing or bad thing? (Isn’t it both?) Either way, do we really need this product? More importantly, should markets decide these key questions or law/politics?

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Crowdsourcing the supreme court?

Note: the post was revised and expanded on 16 April 2014. As things currently stand, nine members of a quasi-legislative committee meet in secret to decide some of the most important cases and controversies in the U.S. (These politicians in robes are … Continue reading

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A quick critique of Nate Silver’s new website

The new FiveThirtyEight website, which launched last Monday (17 March 2014), purports to offer data journalism in a wide variety of fields, not just politics (the original focus of the original FiveThirtyEight website), but also economics, science, sports, and (our favorite) “life”. … Continue reading

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