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Exxon Doubles Down on ‘Advanced Recycling’ Claims that Yield Few Results

The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis.

Crypto: Finally Something We Can All Agree On?

Can government agencies move fast enough to ensure the U.S. remains the leader in digital assets? At least business and Washington are more or less now on the same page.

Oil firms accused of scare tactics after claiming climate lawsuits ‘a threat to US’

Attorneys for BP, Exxon and Shell claim city of Baltimore’s case over ‘deception and failure to warn’ could kill offshore drilling.

Six Degrees of Separation From Elizabeth Holmes

The trial is not about Theranos – it's specifically about whether Elizabeth Holmes defrauded investors and deceived patients and doctors. The more separation Holmes’ counsel can place between her and what happened, the better it...

Beyond the Trump Decision: Facebook’s Human Rights Problem

If we value our rights, we need to build durable, enforceable legal frameworks that can rein in demagogues and big tech alike.

How To Fix Facebook: Treat Algorithms As Authors

Section 230 was never created with social networks in mind. We urgently need to hold the tech giants to account and there may be a creative way to amend the law to do it.

It’s Not Too Late for Digital Media Governance & Regulation

Public policy all too often lags behind technological advance. Just as with child labor laws and driving license requirements, lawmakers need to develop a framework for regulation of social media. Doing nothing is no longer...

Research Calls Into Question Our Ability to Consent to Data Collection

New research has shown that the general public’s lack of understanding about data and technology runs deeper than what our current privacy laws take into account.

IBM Has Led In U.S. Patents for 25 Years: Five Lessons It Learned

Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced that IBM was awarded more U.S. patents than any other company for the 25th consecutive year. We asked Manny Schecter, IBM’s Chief Patent Counsel,...

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