Online Voting, the Corporate Public Square, Picard’s Return to Star Trek - ACM 474

· Bryan Chaffin & Jeff Gamet · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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What will it take to make online or app-based voting safe, secure, and reliable? Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet are joined by John Kheit to discuss the future of voting. They also explore the idea of corporate platforms (i.e. private platforms) becoming so big that they become synonymous with the public square and subject to the First Amendment. Then Bryan goes off on a weird tangent about how cool Patrick Stewart’s new episode of Star Trek could be if Jean-Luc Picard was a broken and bitter man. Good times!

Yelp Wins Case that Could Have Forced Removal of Negative Review

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Justice is blind, even if she's teetering on the brink of an apocalyptic wasteland

Imagine, if you will, a world where businesses could sue you for leaving a negative Yelp review—and that if their lawyers could prove your statement was in some way false and defamatory, could get a court order forcing you and Yelp to remove the review.