Law, Tech and Policy

Are US Courts Going Dark? (May 6, 2016) – US Magistrate Judge, Stephen Wm. Smith at JustSecurity

The Second Amendment Case for the Right to Bear Crypto (May 11, 2016) – Susan McGregor at MotherBoard

Facebook Gets Bad Ruling In Face-Scanning Privacy Case (May 6, 2016) – Venkat Balasubramani at Technology and Marketing Law Blog

Introducing the ‘Right to Eavesdrop on Your Things’ – computer science professor Keith Winstein at Politico

Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence (May 3, 2016) – Ed Felten, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, announces an AI workshop series and interagency working group

Artificially Intelligent Lawyer, IBM’s AI ‘Ross,’ Has Been Hired By Its First Official Law Firm (May 11, 2016) – Futurism

Hail and Farewell to The Google Books Case (May 11, 2016) – law professor James Grimmelmann at PublishersWeekly

The Shape of Things (April 26, 2016) – Tom Coates at Medium

The Proper Channels For Whistleblowers Are Still A Joke (May 3, 2016) – TechDirt

Tech Titans are Busy Privatizing Our Data (April 24, 2016) and The State has Lost Control: Tech Firms Now Run Western Politics (March 27, 2016) – Evgeny Morozov; Also Digital Pioneer, Jaron Lanier, on the Dangers of ‘Free’ Online Culture (April 2016) – WIPO Magazine

General Interest

Historic Computers Look Super Sexy in this New Photo Series by Docubyte and Ink (May 11, 2016) – Creative Review

Inside Palantir, Silicon Valley’s Most Secretive Company (May 6, 2016) – BuzzFeed

Life is Short (January 2016) – Paul Graham