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It's easy to be a jerk on Twitter. It's so easy, indeed, that the social media network has been flooded with angry young men harassing women and trolls spamming Star Wars spoilers. Twitter has even become one of the main recruiting platforms for both ISIS and Donald Trump.

Now, Twitter has taken a stronger stance against cyber harassment and online bullying, clarifying its policy on abusive and hateful conduct. Once the bullies are taken care of, will terrorist recruiters be next?

Internet of Things and Big Data: More Regulations?

Not too long ago, we wrote a piece describing how the Internet of Things could be used by law enforcement and other entities as a source of evidence. Since billions of devices are constantly tracking an individual's every move, it would be foolish not to consider this wealth of personal data.

Now there is a professional and cultural trend of federal and state regulators pressuring data companies to regulate big data and the IoT. With no particular federal act specifically vesting power in any one agency, it's a bit of a bumpy road.

Lawyers: Don't Forget to Use Evernote to Stay Connected

Lawyers need as much help as they can get in order to stay organized and connected with other people. The amount of technology out there is overwhelming. Lawyers practically need technology to keep up with all the choices.

One pretty popular program application is Evernote. Evernote has been useful to bloggers, researchers, and professionals as a quick and easy repository for online research ideas, URLs, and other information that can easily get lost. But did you know that Evernote can also help you streamline the process of attorney networking? It's true.

You can rent everything from a yurt, to a fold-out couch, to a castle on Airbnb, the online marketplace for peer-to-peer short-term rentals. But you might have a harder time renting if a host thinks you're African-American.

A new paper by three Harvard researchers shows that discrimination against black Airbnb renters is widespread on Airbnb -- often in violation of state and federal anti-discrimination laws.

Facebook went before the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to urge the appellate court to uphold a $3 million award against a now-defunct competitor, Power Ventures. In the late 2000s, Power Ventures operated the website, a social network aggregator that allowed users to access sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, all in one spot. aggressively encouraged users to sign their friends up, using information from Facebook to send out messages to users' Facebook friends. That led Facebook to sue, alleging that Power Ventures illegally accessed information on the social network's site.

Is Mark Zuckerberg Reinventing the Silicon Valley CEO?

"Mister Facebook," Mark Zuckerberg, announced yesterday that he and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, were launching the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability corporation through which 99 percent of their shares would be donated for a number of charitable causes, including curing diseases and community building.

Zuckerberg and Chan's astounding move seems to be in line with a number of tech CEOs who have decided to adopt a "kinder and gentler" ultra-wealthy hat. But is there more here than meets the eye?

InstaAgent App Has Been Stealing Your Password

The smartphone app InstaAgent has been surreptitiously stealing user passwords. If you have this app, get ready to do some damage control. There's some good news, however: you're probably used to it by now.

Both Apple and Google have pulled the app from their stores after a series of developers descended onto the Internet and flagged it for copying user's personal information including their user names and passwords. The developer apologized for programming InstaAgent in this way and acknowledged it was not a good idea.

Looks like Facebook isn't just for grandparents and cat photos anymore. It's also a great platform for labor organizing -- or even just employee venting. And when employees get together online, they may find themselves facing recriminations at work.

So when labor law, forged from the unrest, strikes, and Wobbly uprisings of the 1930's, runs up against modern social media policies, who wins? The law, of course.

5 Tips for Hiring a Legal Tech Consultant

Don't fight the technology: master it. Or get someone who is a master to the job for you.

Small firms are depending on technology more and more to help them keep their business running smoothly. We've previously written about considering a social media dashboard to help you manage the social media accounts associated with your firm, so we're squarely in the camp that technology is your friend.

But you're lawyers Many of you might not have the necessary skills to handle a major tech crisis. And even if you did, we hope you're so busy with clients that you can hire a technology consultant instead. Here are a few suggestions for hiring the right consultant for your legal tech needs.

FCC Dismisses Consumer Watchdog's 'Do Not Track' Lawsuit

The FCC just dismissed a petition a petition filed by Consumer Watchdog requesting the Federal Agency to force "edge providers" like Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc., to honor a consumer's request not to be tracked. These are significant because you've probably even signed a couple of requests not to be tracked. Well, guess what: You're likely being tracked anyway.