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A Major Law Firm Will Soon Be Using A Robotic Lawyer

An “artificial-intelligence attorney” created using technology from IBM’s Watson has snagged its first customer, but that doesn’t mean it will be appearing in the courtroom any time soon.


Pirate Admits To Illegally Distributing $22 Million Of Android Apps

In 2012, the Department of Justice clamped down on Android app piracy and now convictions are being made — along with the announcement of some incredible figures.


Amazon Is Taking More Fake Reviewers To Court

Amazon takes its reviews seriously. That much is clear from the multiple lawsuits the company has already filed against websites offering fake Amazon reviews. The latest round of legal action just reinforces that you probably shouldn’t mess with Amazon’s reviews system.


CBS Might Have Shut Down Another Star Trek Fan Film

Following on the heels of CBS’ extremely detailed lawsuit against the fan film Axanar, we now hear that another Star Trek fan film has been told that it should probably stop. This time, it’s Star Trek: Federation Rising.


Judge Rules Evidence From FBI's Paedophile Tor Hack Is Invalid

In 2015, the FBI hacked Tor to identify users of child sex websites. Now a judge has thrown out evidence acquired during the investigation.


The European Commission Has Issued Google With Antitrust Charges

Google has received formal antitrust charges from the European Commission today, which the claim company has “abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators”.


Uber Has Settled A Lawsuit Over Background Checks In California

Uber is currently embroiled in hundreds of lawsuits around the world, but after today, it can cross one off the list. The cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco sued Uber in 2014 over its background check procedures, but the company has now settled out of court for at least $US10 million.


NSW Goverment To Make Accessing Property Reports Easier, Cheaper

Buying a house is stressful enough without having to worry if the agency you’re going through is omitting certain truths about the condition of the property. The NSW government plans to make this less of an issue by requiring real estate agents to make available all reviews a property may have been subjected to.


Bloomberg: Apple-FBI Scrap Started When iOS 8 Was Shared With The Feds

The current scrap between Apple and the FBI feels timely and relevant to most of us. But as a new Bloomberg feature explains, it’s been brewing for at least 18 months.


Fabricated Lab Result Puts Almost 8000 Criminal Cases In Doubt

Image: Pat Sullivan/AP

A lab technician working at a New Jersey State Police drug testing station has been accused of fabricating drug test results, potentially upsetting almost 8000 criminal cases in the US state.


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