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Google Fiber. You Want It When?

Two words: speed and access. (Technically, that's three words but you're slowing down the process if you're computing.)

When it comes to internet service, we want it faster and we want it yesterday. We're lawyers, and we have things to do!

Two more words for you: Google Fiber. Actually, you may have two questions. How fast is it and where can I get it?

Is Facebook's Revenge Porn Program Crazy?

Not to be a judge or anything, but Facebook's revenge porn program seems like a really bad idea.

The social media giant wants people to send in nude photos and videos of themselves. The company says it will build a database with them to stop other people from posting the same images on the website.

"Right," as Bill Cosby said.

Conservative Vlogger Sues YouTube for Censorship

Sometimes the line between the legal court and the court of public opinion is pretty thin.

Like the lawsuit by conservative talk show host, columnist, and vlogger Dennis Prager. His "Prager University" is suing YouTube for censorship even though his YouTube Channel has more than one million subscribers.

Is the lawsuit legit or a media grab? A real judge will decide, but you be the judge for now.

K&L Gates Invests in Private Blockchain

K&L Gates, a large international law firm, is going where few law firms have gone before: blockchain.

The firm is developing its own blockchain for smart contracts and other applications. The technology, a virtual chain of authentication, also underpins cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.

"By investing in this technology that is expected to significantly impact the practice of law, K&L Gates is committed to finding practical and timely solutions that benefit both our clients and the firm," said James Segerdahl, the firm's global managing partner.

Twitter Attacks Revenge Porn and Hate Speech

Twitter says it will remove revenge porn -- 'non-consensual nudity' -- even before victims know it is posted.

It's a great idea, but how is that going to work? Like, how will Twitter know if something is "non-consensual" without the victim saying so?

However it happens, it'll be interesting. The new program starts next week.

UK Spies Collecting Social Media Data

The British are not necessarily coming, but they may be closer than you think.

According to reports, British spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people. That likely includes people with Facebook and Twitter accounts.

It's not clear if the information only pertains to subjects of the United Kingdom, but we all know James Bond has no boundaries.

If you use a password protected Wi-Fi network, chances are you're using a WPA2 password. Most consumer Wi-Fi routers and connected devices have been using the WPA2 standard for years. And until this past week, WPA2 was pretty much considered safe, but now, experts are warning Wi-Fi users about a new hack that threatens to unravel the core of WPA2 security.

The KRACK hack exploits a process in the WPA2 protocols called the "four-way handshake." This is, in effect, an exchange of information between devices and router that allows someone to be granted access by verifying the device has the appropriate key. The hack takes a flaw in this process to gain access to a network, allowing a hacker to monitor, copy, manipulate, send and stop information on the network.

When it comes to confirming a person's identity, biometrics has come quite a long way since the days of Pudd'nhead Wilson. Smartphones now contain biometric scanners that can not only read fingerprints, but also faces.

However, with the added security of biometrics to confirm a person's identity, can the blockchain technology that has been touted as tamper resistant be made even more secure?

With how fast technology is advancing, don't blink, or you might miss it. At least with iris scanning technology, opting out might be as simple as closing your eyes, but that might not be a great idea if you're out in public, or behind the wheel of a car. It may not be being used by law enforcement on the general public quite yet, but the technology is here that would allow a cop to scan your iris through your car's side-view mirror.

With the soon to be released IPhone X implementing a facial recognition scan, and long range iris scanning becoming a currently available technology, it's high time we asked: what are the major legal concerns with using biometrics, like an iris scan. Should we be comfortable with our smart phones scanning us?

A 40-year-old adult male, Sameer Thakar, lost the appeal before the Indiana Supreme Court over his sending a nude photo of himself to a 16-year-old girl in Oregon that he met online. What may come as a surprise, however, is that he had those charges dismissed last year, and the state had filed the appeal.

While two lower courts agreed with Thakar that the law he was being charged with was unconstitutional due to ambiguity, the Indiana Supreme Court had a difference of opinion.