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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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ISS’s Retirement May Be Postponed as U.S. Senate Is About to Review a Bill Prolonging Its Operation by 2030
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ISS’s Retirement May Be Postponed as U.S. Senate Is About to Review a Bill Prolonging Its Operation Until 2030

On August 1st, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted in favour of the Space Frontier Act, S. 3277 cosponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA). The pivotal concerns of the bill are the extension of the ISS service to 2030 and the amendments regarding …

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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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The Return of Direct Democracy: Crowdsourcing a Constitution
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The Return of Direct Democracy: Crowdsourcing a Constitution

Back in the days of Ancient Athens, the democracy was as direct as possible: all citizens of the city were to gather and collectively make decisions that then became laws. In Ancient Rome, the lawmaking process was way more complicated and involved the Senate and numerous magistrates, however, none of their ideas were to become …

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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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