Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002

Daily Archives: May 3, 2014

New Study – Merely observing stressful situations can trigger a physical stress response

Engert, V., Plessow, F., Miller, R., Kirschbaum, C., & Singer, T. Cortisol increase in empathic stress is modulated by social closeness and observation modality. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 17 April 2014. “Stress is contagious. Observing another person in a stressful situation can be enough to make our own bodies release the stress hormone cortisol. This is the conclusion reached by… Continue Reading

Smart phone thefts rose to 3.1 million last year, Consumer Reports finds

“About 3.1 million American consumers were victims of smart phone theft in 2013, Consumer Reports projects, based on our latest nationally representative survey of adult Internet users. That’s nearly double the number we previously projected had been stolen during 2012. The survey also projects that 1.4 million smart phones were lost and never recovered last… Continue Reading

OPENLEIs – A User Friendly View on the Legal Entity Identifier System

Search or browse 256,041 legal entities in 178 countries, registered by 13 LOUs “ABOUT THE LEI SYSTEM – The Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS) is designed to address the problems of corporate identity, particularly in the financial markets. Read on“ Continue Reading

The Open Database Of The Corporate World Is Growing and has New API

Follow up to The Open Database Of The Corporate World (Beta), news that “version 0.3 of the OpenCorporates API is now live, with many, many new features, improvements (and even a few bug fixes). Along the way, we’ve also given it a visual refresh…Get access to over 60 million companies. Continue Reading

Annual FISA Report Shows Decrease in Surveillance Orders, Questions About Scope Remain

EPIC: “The Department of Justice has published the 2013 FISA Report. The brief report provides summary information about the government’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. In 2012 the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted 1,789 FISA orders and 212 “Section 215” orders. In 2013, there were 1,588 requests to conduct FISA surveillance, with 34 modifications.… Continue Reading