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Genetic Testing May Put Consumer Privacy at Risk

Written on behalf of Brian Kabateck June 4, 2018 Fears about the privacy of our data have become common ever since reports of credit monitoring hacks invading consumer’s privacy have come to light. Now websites like Ancestry and 23andMe which provide genetic testing to its consumers are under scrutiny for

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How Safe are Amusement Park Rides?

Written on behalf of Brian Kabateck May 11, 2018 America’s amusement parks are huge attractions, drawing tourists from around the world, especially during the spring and summer months. While many people have happy childhood memories of going to theme parks, there are thousands of children injured each year due to

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Makers of Self-Driving Cars Hit the Brakes

Written on behalf of Brian Kabateck April 19, 2018 It’s been nearly a month since California’s Department of Motor Vehicles gave the green to allow fully autonomous vehicles to operate on the state’s roads and freeways. But none of the approximately 50 companies in the state said to be working

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Online Data Collection is the New Wild West

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck April 13, 2018 While most Americans are not shocked by revelations that outside companies obtained access to Facebook users’ personal data, they’re not happy about it. While Facebook has received the most intense scrutiny after admitting it improperly shared the data of 87-million

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The Next Phase of Identity Theft: Stealing Your Likeness

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck March 30, 2018 Video plays a unique role in our legal system, possibly more important than at any time in history. Witness testimony can be picked apart, photos can be photoshopped, but video provides attorneys very clear evidence in a civil or criminal

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Toxic L.A. Oil Pumps

Written on behalf of Brian Kabateck March 23, 2018 There’s growing concern about the health and safety threat to people who live, work and play alongside oil wells in Los Angeles. According to the community group Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling-Los Angeles (STAND-L.A.), since 2013, oil companies have used more

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Trans Rights and the Future of the Civil Rights Movement

By Brian S. Kabateck March 9, 2018 When the Civil Rights movement began decades ago, it was a battle for people of color to gain the equality they deserved. Today, as the movement has progressed, trans rights dominate headlines as governments, businesses, and individuals wrestle with gender identity and related

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Train Safety Should be Fast Tracked

Written on behalf of Brian Kabateck March 2, 2018 A stunning number of back-to-back fatal incidents involving Amtrak trains over the last year is raising alarms about the safety of our nations railways. The lack of Positive Train Control or PTC is apparently the root cause of a rash of

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Consumers Impacted by Contaminated Water

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck February 23, 2018 America’s drinking water is growing increasingly contaminated, threatening the health of consumers living in both urban and rural communities. 63 million people in our country have been exposed to potentially dangerous water more than once over the past decade, according

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Will the XFL Lead to More CTE?

Written on behalf of Brian S. Kabateck February 16, 2018 After nearly two decades, the controversial XFL football league is making a comeback, just as concerns mount about the safety of young athletes involved in contact sports. Last month, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) CEO Vince McMahon announced the return of

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