Berlin to Host Second React Day Conference in November

Berlin to Host Second React Day Conference in November

BERLIN, AUGUST 16th, 2018 — On November 30th, 2018, Berlin will once again host React Day, an international conference for developers focused on React, React Native, and GraphQL. This is the second conference of this kind, with the previous one bringing together over 350 attendees from around the world. “Take part in the exploration of …

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Are Summons Just Get Tweeted Now? Analyzing the Legal Issues With Serving Formal Papers on Social Media
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Are Summons Just Getting Tweeted Now? Analyzing the Legal Issues With Serving Formal Papers on Social Media

Last Friday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) served WikiLeaks via Twitter. While the microblog service is extremely popular within the White House these days, it’s one of only a handful of instances when it has been used for such an official purpose, maybe except that time when the U.S. Secretary of State found out he …

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May the Space Force Be With You, Mr. Trump
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May the Space Force Be With You, Mr. Trump

It seems Donald Trump’s fantasy about having space force is no longer a fantasy. A few days ago, Vice President Mike Pence appeared together with Defense Secretary James Mattis to announce the Trump administration’s plan on creating the sixth branch of U.S. military. Best-laid Plans In his speech, Mr. Pence mentioned the new branch will …

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Governments Getting Into Your Pants: Uganda Porn Ban and More
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Governments Getting Into Your Pants: Uganda Porn Ban and More

Last week’s headlines burst with news from Uganda, where the local government moved to ban internet porn, leaving the country’s nationals with less options to temporarily fix their love lives. In particular, the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) ordered the country’s ISPs to block local and international websites that offer pornographic content. While smaller providers have …

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United States of America, the Enemy of the Internet
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United States of America, the Enemy of the Internet

When you hear the words “enemy of the internet” you probably think of yet another oppressive government that reads your emails, bans websites at will, and puts internet users in jail for saying things it doesn’t much like. And most of the countries that have made it to the list of Enemies of the Internet …

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Everybody Hates Uber- Regulations, Outraged Taxi Drivers, and In-house Scandals That Ruin Their Business
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Everybody Hates Uber: Regulations, Outraged Taxi Drivers, and In-house Scandals That Ruin Their Business

Even though Uber gets extremely popular wherever it goes, not everyone is happy about the company’s advances around the world. The term “Uber effect” is often used when one needs to describe how a mobile app might disrupt the way things are done, and most importantly, were done for decades, if not centuries. As it …

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Eyes in the Sky: How to Quantify Your Life
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Eyes in the Sky: How to Quantify Your Life

China has a notorious (yet, contrary to the popular opinion, not quite deployed) system that combines total surveillance, AI-based facial recognition, and a complex system of social credit that looks like an episode of Black Mirror came to life. Still, as frightening as it seems, is this system actually that scary? Or is it worse …

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KeepSolid CEO Vasiliy Ivanov: We Believe GDPR Is a Good Intention
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KeepSolid CEO Vasiliy Ivanov: We Believe GDPR Is a Good Intention

In the digital age, many commercial companies and even governments think of going paperless, and some even weigh on shifting towards cashless economy. The reasons for that urge are fairly obvious: it’s friendly to the environment, it’s convenient, and, of course, it’s cost-effective. However, there’s still a long way to go until even our signatures …

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Space Lawyer Ian Perry: Current Lack of Real Property Rights on Celestial Bodies Will Run Into Problems
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Space Lawyer Ian Perry: Current Lack of Real Property Rights on Celestial Bodies Will Run Into Problems

In the previous part of the space law interview, we talked with Mr. Perry mostly about United States laws on space, and only scratched the surface of the international dimension of this legislative area. This time, we took a closer look at the international agreements on space, and, most importantly, at what they could be …

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Electronic Signatures and DocuSign
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Electronic Signatures and DocuSign

How many times have you seen an agreement that needs to be signed in a specific place? Given the time spent to arrange a meeting, get to the destination, and actually get the contract signed, it could be quite an endeavor. That’s where the e-signature market that is expected to grow seriously by 2020 comes …

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Axiom Space: Privately Going Where No One Has Gone Before
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Axiom Space: Privately Going Where No One Has Gone Before

Space is known to be the final frontier, and possibly the most interesting field of experimentation. Space holds the ultimate answer to where we would go and what we will become, at least according to the cosmist movement of the 20th century. Emerged as a pipedream of a few philosophers living in the declining tsarist …

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Borderless Nations of Bitnation: a Libertarian Utopia or Yet Another Disruption
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Borderless Nations of Bitnation: a Libertarian Utopia or Yet Another Disruption

As the world is getting increasingly globalized, sovereign borders start dissolving in human minds. However, while the internet offers the vision of a borderless world, the real life offers something completely different. If someone wants to live, study, or work in another country, they have to go to incredible lengths through a bureaucratic maze in …

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Challenges Concerning Regulation of Virtual Currencies
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Challenges Concerning Regulation of Virtual Currencies

The principal purpose of financial regulation is to identify threats and risks arising from financial activities and mitigate them if required. There are various threats which could possibly arise out of Virtual Currencies (VCs) and it is apparent that regulation could bring positive changes to the functioning of VCs. What Should Be Considered Whilst Designing …

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Claiming that Space Is not a Commons Is a Bad Strategy
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Claiming That Space Is not a Commons Is a Bad Strategy

A recent U.S. House Bill, H.R.2809 – American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act, includes a section stating, “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, outer space shall not be considered a global commons.” I share some of the concerns underlying this move, but question whether it is the most effective strategy to legally defend either American …

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Berlin to Host Second React Day Conference in November
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Berlin to Host Second React Day Conference in November

BERLIN, AUGUST 16th, 2018 — On November 30th, 2018, Berlin will once again host React Day, an international conference for developers focused on React, React Native, and GraphQL. This is the second conference of this kind, with the previous one bringing together over 350 attendees from around the world. “Take part in the exploration of …

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GitNation to Hold JavaScript Conference in Former Church in Amsterdam
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GitNation to Hold JavaScript Conference in Former Church in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM / NETHERLANDS, May 25th –  From May 31st to June 1st, GitNation will hold the first-ever church-based JavaScript conference with the biggest JS community in the Benelux behind it — Amsterdam JSNation. “When we established our JS meetup 6 years ago, we never imagined we would welcome up to 1200 attendees at our events …

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Kyiv Legal Hackers to Hold the First European Legal Hackers Summit in Odessa
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Kyiv Legal Hackers to Hold the First European Legal Hackers Summit in Odessa

ODESSA / UKRAINE, May 17th, 2018 – On May 26th, the Kyiv Legal Hackers chapter will host the first European Legal Hackers Summit. The summit will bring together legal tech enthusiasts from over 10 countries Europe, CIS, US and Canada to talk about the emerging trends, opportunities, and the current state of legal innovation. “Legal …

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