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U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data
Legal Issues

U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data

A drug trafficking case in which the government is demanding Microsoft hand over emails stored in a Dublin datacenter has called into question Fourth Amendment rights in a digital era.
Geoff Weiss
Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones
Drones

Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones

The digital giant is petitioning the Federal Aviation Association to get its drones up and running for the public.
Nina Zipkin
Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule
McDonalds

Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule

In letting McDonald's biggest franchisee open up shops in Puerto Rico, local franchisees say the fast-food giant violated FTC rules.
Kate Taylor
Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China
Patent trolls

Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

A suit brought today by Zhan Baosheng, who registered the 'Tesla' trademark in China in 2006, could decelerate the electric car-maker's eastward expansion.
Geoff Weiss
U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment
Facebook

U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

‘We never meant to upset you,' said Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.
Geoff Weiss
Tinder Suspends Co-Founder Over Sexual Harassment Claims
Legal

Tinder Suspends Co-Founder Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Whitney Wolfe, former vice president of marketing, says she was repeatedly called a whore by top Tinder execs, and that her status as a co-founder was revoked because she was female.
Geoff Weiss
Sweden's Six-Hour Workday Experiment Officially Kicks Off Tomorrow
Work-Life Balance

Sweden's Six-Hour Workday Experiment Officially Kicks Off Tomorrow

The year-long initiative seeks to determine whether reducing hours leads to increased productivity and fewer sick days.
Geoff Weiss
Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers
Pricing

Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers

Think Whole Foods is too expensive? The city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Francisco are of a similar mind.
Geoff Weiss
Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown
Legal Issues

Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown

While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.
Nellie Akalp
Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone
Patents

Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone

Elon Musk said the company is opening up its patents to competitors in 'the spirit of the open source movement.'
Nina Zipkin
FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations
Regulations

FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations

Recent communication from regulators sparked concerns that the government would ban cheese from being made on wooden shelves.
Kate Taylor
Will My Star-Wars Themed Product Idea Get Me Sued?

Will My Star-Wars Themed Product Idea Get Me Sued?

Our expert discusses nuances of copyright and trademark law.
Nina Kaufman
Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads
Environment

Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads

The tiny, synthetic beads -- found in facial cleansers, hand washes and toothpastes -- have been found to pollute our waters and introduce toxic chemicals into the food chain.
Geoff Weiss
A Simple Look at the Best Corporate Structure for Your Business
Incorporation

A Simple Look at the Best Corporate Structure for Your Business

The pros and cons of sole proprietorships, LLCs, S Corps and C Corps.
Doug and Polly White