On LinkedIn, a Reference List You Didn’t Write - Prof. Anita Ramasastry Quoted
- The New York Times
LinkedIn is the industry leader in helping people make work connections. Log on, and this professional-networking site displays a sampling of “people you may know” — often including colleagues at a user’s own workplace — with whom to start hobnobbing.
Good2Go? Good and Gone? Why an Affirmative Consent App Is a Risky Proposition - by Prof. Anita Ramasastry
In the past year, there has been a growing focus on the high incident of rape and sexual assault on U.S. campuses. In response to this, several parents with kids in college have developed an “affirmative consent” app known as Good2Go. This first-of-its-kind sexual consent app is designed to help students and young adults navigate the world of sexual relations and to teach them more than “no means no” This new app requires users to seek affirmative consent from their partners. In other words, that only a positive “yes means yes.”
Is Bitcoin Money? - By Prof. Anita Ramasastry
- Verdict Justicia
Bitcoin confounds lawmakers as they try to figure out what it is and how it should be regulated. The Bitcoin Foundation notes that Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. But is it money? Some call it a new form of virtual currency. Others have lauded it as a new type of payment system. So what is it? And why does it matter?
CureCoin: A cryptocurrency aiming to beat cancer - Prof. Anita Ramasastry quoted
The CureCoin Forum has teamed up with Stanford University to launch a new ethical cryptocurrency that aims to find cures for common, life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s, by bringing together science and the craze for cryptocurrencies.
Drones as the New Peeping Toms? - By Prof. Anita Ramasastry
- Verdict Justicia
Have you noticed drones in your neighborhood? One Seattle woman recently found a drone hovering outside of her apartment.
PotCoin and DopeCoin: Are They Viable and Legal Ventures? - by Prof. Anita Ramasastry
As newspaper headlines continue to mention the controversial “cryptocurrency” Bitcoin, new competitors are entering the scene. In the past few months, newcomers PotCoin and DopeCoin have emerged—billing themselves as alternative currencies for the buying and selling of marijuana. Both business ventures have an eye on the growing global marijuana market. So while Bitcoin is meant to be a universal alternative to government-issued money, new competitors are trying to cash in on niche markets.