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When crypto investors are looking for some advice, the SEC has made it abundantly clear, Floyd "Crypto" Mayweather shouldn't be on anyone's list of trusted crypto advisers.

Despite the boxing great giving himself that ridiculous nickname, his endorsement deal with Centra turned out to be a really bad move, as did the other deals he made to endorse other cryptos. Centra was recently charged by the SEC with fraud and non-compliance in connection with its ICO, and Mayweather and DJ Khaled (who were likely hyped on becoming a Bitcoin billionaire) both got swept up and heavily fined for their endorsements.

Next week, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai will appear before the House to testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

As the committee's press release advised, "The hearing will examine potential bias and the need for greater transparency regarding the filtering practices of tech giant Google." However, it is pretty much expected for the tech giant to be grilled on whether and how it is filtering (positive) content related to President Trump, whether political bias influences their practices, and what the company is doing with its work with China.

While robocalls may have cooled down a bit, robotexts are being sent in record numbers. Fortunately, the FCC recognizes that these are mostly an annoyance to the recipients, especially when they don't recall ever consenting to receive the texts.

However, the most recent FCC proposal might end up blocking some of those robotexts consumers want, that are perfectly legal. While the official announcement seems to downplay one critical fact, the big proposal Chairman Pai is making would reclassify text messages from telecommunications services (like phone calls) to information services (like internet service). Basically allowing the service providers more latitude and less regulation when it comes to blocking robotexts.

There's no doubt that the City of San Jose has changed over the years as Silicon Valley's boom has transformed the entire Bay Area.

And while tech company business dealings always seem to be wrapped up in NDAs for good reason, sometimes the very existence of NDAs can lead to bad PR and left-field litigation. Google's new planned San Jose village is a prime example of how the overuse of NDAs can backfire, as their planned company town is now at the center of a public interest lawsuit as a result of secret dealing.

3 Email Tricks NOT to Use in Law Practice

In legal technology, there are good tricks and there are bad tricks.

Good tricks are those that help an attorney practice better, like artificial intelligence. Bad tricks are those that lawyers use to avoid responsibility, like using an email filter.

When it comes to opposing counsel, however, sometimes the bad tricks can be pretty good. Good because it didn't happen to you, that is.

Being a law student in the modern era may come with the drawback of a bleak job market, but maybe the technology makes up for it.

Law students, if you don't have at least the first and last items on the list below automated so that you don't have to worry about them during your day to day life, then you're just leaving free time on the table. Think about it, with those extra minutes you could be studying or getting some much needed distraction/relaxation.

Below are five things law students can automate thanks to tech to make their lives better.

For attorneys, getting on a video chat with a potential client, or an expert witness, is a great way to avoid actually having an in-person meeting. And with the prevalence of smartphones, and integrated microphones and webcams in computers, video calls are easier than ever before.

Unfortunately, due to the fact that not everyone's cellular phone service will be compatible for video calling (notably thanks to the Android/Apple divide), or will allow video or even regular calls across platforms, services like Skype can really stand in as a perfect alternative. However, attorneys have often questioned whether Skype was a viable and secure option, but that may no longer be an issue with the latest updates.

Is It Too Late to Stop 3D Printed Guns?

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration not to allow publication of blueprints to make 3D printed guns, but the order was far too late as a practical matter.

Defense Distributed first published blueprints for a printable gun in 2013, and they were downloaded 100,000 times before the federal government caught up with it. The company sued on First Amendment grounds, and the U.S. State Department settled by agreeing to let the publication go forward on Aug. 1.

Then eight states jumped in to stop it, prompting the temporary restraining order. But just like a bullet that has left the chamber, a 3D printed gun can't go back into the printer.

When you see another lawyer's email address, do you judge them on it? If not, you might start after reading this.

Apparently, some lawyers believe that the,,, or accounts should be kept personal, and that a lawyer's email address should always be an type address. However, this belief isn't always correct, and could lead many lawyers down a primrose path of being hacked for using a garbage email client that lacks adequate security.

Fortunately, thanks to the modern times we live in, email addresses can be quickly and easily changed. Below you'll find a few tips on whether you need to be shopping for a new email.

What Will Law Firms Do as Net Neutrality Dies?

For most everyday internet users, including lawyers, net neutrality has been a good thing.

But that Obama-era idea was so yesterday. In the Trump era, net neutrality as we know it will soon be dead.

So what will law firms do when internet service providers raise rates for fast-lane internet and slow down traffic for everybody else? After paying the premium, of course, lawyers will sue.