Category Archives: UMBLR Insights

The SEC Clamps Down on Staking Services

Nick Corso – On February 9th, 2023, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) brought an action against Kraken, a cryptocurrency exchange based in the United States, for failing to register the offer and sale of its staking-as-a-service program. The parties agreed to settle the charges, ultimately requiring Kraken to shut down its staking programs and pay […]

AI and the Law: Exploring Applications and Challenges of ChatGPT

Gianna Maria Balli – In November 2022, artificial intelligence company, OpenAI, launched its latest language processing AI Model called Chat Generative Pretrained Transformer (“Chat GPT”). The AI chatbot has taken the internet by storm. After garnering over one million users within one week of its release, the popularity of ChatGPT is amplifying concerns across many […]

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Lawsuits Against Google’s Alleged Search and Advertisement Monopolies

Alexandra McHugh – On January 24, 2023, the Justice Department, along with the Attorneys General of California, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia, filed a civil antitrust suit against Google in the Eastern District of Virginia. The Government’s complaint alleges that Google monopolizes crucial digital advertising technologies, denying the American […]

From Alpha to Omegle: Recent Developments in Product Liability and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Preston Buchanan — “Talk to strangers!” seems like an innocent, attention-grabbing headline emblazoned on the front-page of the Omegle website, which markets itself as a “great way to meet new friends” while “paired randomly with another person to talk one-on-one.” Despite the purported social and entertainment value of its services, Omegle appears to have acknowledged […]