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    What's the Deal with WhatsApp?

    Julian Sheppard and Michele C.S. Lange

    Investigating and Discovering Mobile Device Data

    Analyzing data from mobile devices is still uncharted territory for many in Legal and IT. Accordingly, today's modern legal and technology professionals need to brush-up on all things mobile. This includes understanding where applicable data resides in a mobile device and what common challenges are associated with accessing, preserving and extracting this data. One such app taking the mobile device world by storm is WhatsApp.

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    Social Media Grabs Attention of SCOTUS

    Shari Claire Lewis

    It is a truism that law often lags technology. Near the end of the U.S. Supreme Court's past term, the Court issued a decision in which the majority opinion, by Justice Kennedy, recognized the importance of social media in most people's lives. The ramifications of the court's statements about social media are already reverberating in the courts.

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    Are 'Smart Contracts' Smart Enough?

    Jonathan Bick

    Certain Legal Functions Can Be Automated with the Use of Blockchains

    The automation of certain attorney functions has given rise to a new form of contracting, known as "smart contracts." Consequently, a decrease in the demand for certain attorney functions that can now be performed by Internet applications is matched by an increase in demand for legal advisers who can prepare smart contracts and ensure these smart contracts accurately reflect a desired business transaction.

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    Permission to Post

    Spencer X Smith

    You don't need a separate policy governing how your firm's staff will represent you on social media. You already have one.

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    Dark Web Marketplace Takedowns Mitigate Legal's Cyberthreat, But Only So Much

    Rhys Dipshan

    The recent takedown of dark Web marketplace AlphaBay represented a major success for law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and around the world. However, experts caution that its effect on mitigating the overall level of cyberthreat faced by corporations and law firms alike, while significant, will likely be temporary at best.

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    Trump Cybersecurity Council Resignations Could Mean Disruption for Cybersecurity Policy

    Gabrielle Orum Hernández

    The departure of eight members of the council could signal a strained relationship between the business sector and the government around cybersecurity policy.

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    Judge Signs Off on Google's $22.5M Settlement in AdWords Class Action

    Ross Todd

    A federal judge in San Jose, CA, has signed off on a $22.5 million deal Google Inc. reached in a long-running class action accusing the company of overcharging certain customers using its AdWords keyword advertising program.

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    Disney, App Partners Hit With Suit Under Child Privacy Law

    Ross Todd

    The Disney Princess Palace Pets app allows children to play with, bathe and accessorize about 10 different virtual pets. Sounds innocent enough. But according to a new lawsuit, The Walt Disney Co. and its software partners are illegally using the app — and dozens of others aimed at kids — to track the online activity of youngsters to serve them targeted ads.

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