Access To Justice: App for Non-Lawyers
Chicago-Kent Law School, out of its Center for Access to Justice & Technology, has started publishing A2J — Access to Justice apps. A2J Author is a platform that lets non-tech specialists in the government, courts, and legal world to build websites & apps to let non-lawyers get more access — more easily — to the bureaucracy of the courts. One instantiation is the A2J...
SlaveFree is an app that lets you scan any product in a store, to see if slave labor likely was used in its production. Slavery Footprint is an app and a website that quizzes users about their consumption patterns, adn then tells them how large their ‘Slavery Footprint’ is. The State Department developed it alongside the non-profit Call + Response. The app also lets a consumer to...
Human Trafficking + Social Networks
Out of USC, a September 2011 report “Human Trafficking Online” by Mark Latonero on the role of online social networks in human trafficking. It shows the darker side of these networks — that traffickers use sites like Craigslist and MySpace to traffic women and children. It goes on to call for technology companies to be more vigilant in how their sites may be abused, to...
Tech + Human Trafficking in Mekong
The USC Annenberg Center on Communication is convening actors who are working to use technology to address human trafficking. Some of the projects: From the Center on Communication and Leadership Policy, with the State Deaprtment: TIP Information Sharing Platform for the Mekong Region in South Asia, a proposal that includes — 1. A regional cross-border text and voicemail enabled hotline...
Mobile Ethics App for Lawyers
The New York State Bar Association has released a mobile app for lawyers, judges, and other legal practitioners — for quicker advice on whether their action is ‘Ethical Under the Law.’ The app mainly provides a Search Function, to let the professional find a legal opinion on the matter at hand, to determine whether it has been judged ethical or not. The user can search by...
some Intellectual Property Basics, Terry Fisher at... →
Where all the Trackers Know Your Name →
Jonathan Mayer, at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, explains how online trackers get sent personally identifiable information from you, as you browse the Internet — how much you smoke, what your username is, what your job is, what you drink, what day is your birthday — the information you give to a site, it then hands it over to advertising and tracking...