Online Law

Why Student Protesters Focus on Divestment and Gaza Rather Than Ukraine

April 27th 2024

This week, protests and police actions swept campuses across the US, but these seem more focused on addressing campus issues than stopping war or casualties. And why Gaza rather than Ukraine? I try to make sense of this all as it happens.

Criminality piles-up around Truth Social. Is DJT the first political stock?

April 5th 2024

Fraud and insider trading may be just the start. There’s a tie to perjured Biden bribery testimony, and apparently one inside trader make a large loan to Truth Social. Get the details.

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Yes, body count is exactly what it takes to make some kinds of changes

August 21st 2022

As we think about taking-on inaction on larger topics, such as global warming, it is not only fair to ask “how many must die before we get serious” – it may be *the* essential question to ask.

Deception creates its own harm: Facebook shouldn’t know if you’re ovulating; voting shouldn’t be rooted in lies

January 14th 2021

Facebook gained the ability to see if users were ovulating, but the FTC put an end to this practice….because deception causes marketplace harm. Perhaps it’s time for voters to have consumer protections similar to what they enjoy in commerce from the FTC.

Dr. Roy Schoenberg, CEO of Amwell: 2020 is the year telehealth will mobilize healthcare

May 3rd 2020

Have you heard The Pioneer Institute’s new podcast Hubwonk? Their interview with Dr. Roy Schoenberg provides an insider’s view on the explosive adoption of telehealth over the last two months, and policy and service design opportunities to make it an important dimension of care.

Time’s come to make pay equity for bio-health marketers a platform for change

February 2nd 2020

A recent survey shows women leaders in bio-health marketing make less than half as much as men; the difference is staggering. Rather than debating causes, its time to gather facts and be more open about this challenge.

Do you agree that hospitals keeping pricing agreements with payers secret is really protected speech?

December 9th 2019

Last week the American Hospital Association filed a lawsuit to help hospitals avoid disclosing often secret agreements with insurers — their novel argument is that revealing pricing arrangements would violate hospitals’ free speech rights.

The week when Google entering healthcare scared people while I was in London

November 16th 2019

The concern stirred by Google’s focus on healthcare was clear all the way from London. I share some insights from OHSU, ClearDATA, and the strategy behind going in big on Lam Research which has close to doubled in value just in this year.

The week when voice assistants were hacked and I worked from a villa

November 9th 2019

Get the scoop on Design Ethics, the hacking of voice assistants, an odd wellness product, and my work life living in Orlando with 20 coworkers in ‘the Big Brother house’.

Why did Google buy Fitbit? Three key benefits

November 3rd 2019

Fitbit bit would bring Google: 1.) their first mass wearable product, 2.) an in-place wellness product line with global adoption and distribution, 3.) reams of progressively sophisticated health data and a privacy debate. Click above for the data and details.