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Law Street (TM) | August 30, 2014

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Big Data, Little Privacy

August 29, 2014 |

Make no mistake, Facebook is not the only outlet that uses, collects, and has the ability to manipulate Big Data. Beyond Facebook is the general use of the internet and digital technology, all of which can collect big data. What must be done now, is to determine the proper use for this information and identify ways to protect the privacy of users. Several government agencies, departments, and branches of government are interested in discussing these topics.Read More

States Saying No to Teen Tanning

August 29, 2014 | 5

It seems as though the fake tanning trend is finally nearing its expiration date. Or at the very least, its legal limits. In recent months, multiple states have moved to restrict the ability of minors to access tanning beds. Teens under 18 in the states that have moved to legislate may need parents’ permission before indulging in the fake-UV rays, or be banned altogether.Read More

Teen Driving Laws Aim to Curb High Accident Rates

August 28, 2014 |

Young people all across the United States wait anxiously for their sixteenth birthdays — for many, it’s their first taste of independence. Yet we also have a problem in this country: the younger the driver, the more they are a danger to themselves and others. In response, many states have passed laws that restrict what exactly teens can do as behind the wheel. Read on to learn about the dangers that teen drivers face, the legislation that states have implemented in an attempt to protect teen drivers, and how that legislation has paid off.Read More

White Cop, Bad Cop: Idiot Is Not a Protected Southern Class

August 28, 2014 | 3

Though I have spent the last few years living in the great state of New Jersey, in all reality I am a Southerner – as my dropped g’s and pronunciation of the number ten will attest. Next week, … Read More

School Start Times: Do More ZZZs Equal More A’s?

August 27, 2014 | 2

For the average American public high school student, school starts around 8:00am. When you factor in the fact that bus and/or driving transportation is required, the day can start much earlier for most students. Many people have argued that school should start later for growing adolescents. Read on to learn about the laws surrounding our educational start times, the debate about changing the times, and what factors are taken into account when planning a school’s first bell.Read More

Good News! Your Tax Dollars Go to Bad Wikipedia Edits

August 27, 2014 | 2

Guess who’s making bad, and often offensive, edits to Wikipedia pages during slow times at work? Congressional staffers. That’s who. All funded by your tax dollars.Read More

Race Double Standards – It’s the American Way

August 27, 2014 | 1

We’ve all seen the news coverage about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Not just the shooting, but also the aftermath that has turned a tiny town into a rioting disaster. Just in case you didn’t hear, Michael Brown was a young black man who was shot several times and killed on August 9 by a white police officer. But did you hear about the young man in Utah who was also shot and killed by a police officer? No? I’m not surprised. Twenty-year-old Dillon Taylor was shot to death by a black police officer two days after Michael Brown.Read More

Little League is Big Business

August 27, 2014 |

On August 20, 5 million people tuned in to watch a summer baseball game, a pretty impressive figure considering MLB playoffs don’t begin until October. Now consider that those numbers aren’t for major league baseball or even … Read More

Resume Lies Really Are the Worst Decision Ever

August 27, 2014 | 2

Lying on your resume really is the worst decision you can make while on the job hunt. Don’t do it. But do read these funny examples of people who did.Read More

Risky Idea Alert: Arming Teachers in School

August 26, 2014 |

In an era when it seems like there’s constantly a story about a shooting on school grounds, we’re always looking for solutions to our school shooting epidemic. One long-discussed argument has been to arm teachers, and people across the country are taking action to do just that.Read More

The 90s Called: They Want Their Courtroom Back

August 26, 2014 | 3

Various companies with recent intellectual property disputes are taking us back for a nostalgic look at our 90s childhoods. Chances are that at least once in your life you witnessed a jungle gym proposal involving the iconic Ring Pop, or traded Pokemon cards with friends during recess. Check out these IP disputes between some of your favorite 90s companies.Read More

Urban Expansion and Population Pressures Strain Natural Resources

August 26, 2014 | 1

Urban centers continue to expand across the globe regardless of population growth. Find out what this means for our natural resources.Read More

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