Mississippi Man Wants N-Word Trademark to Build Positive Brand

A black entrepreneur from Mississippi who wants to control who gets to profit from using the most infamous racial slur in American history is waiting for the Patent and Trademark Office to decide, in the wake of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, if he can register a trademark for a variation of the N-word.

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Sports, Entertainment Industries Are High-Value Cybercrime Targets

The sports and entertainment industries have struggled to keep important personal data and company secrets protected in recent years.

MOBILE APP LOCATION SHARING BRINGS AWESOME OPPORTUNITIES, PRIVACY FEARS

Geolocation data—the information that tags your real-world location when you are dallying in cyberspace—is essential for many mobile applications. It allows people to ride-share via Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., hunt augmented-reality beasts in Niantic Inc.’s Pokemon GO, and find the closest (but also most awesome) taco place using Yelp Corp.’s app. But giving away location information concerns some consumers worried about their privacy and security.

THIN MINTS, SAMOAS, AND TECH: GIRL SCOUTS CAN NOW SEEK CYBERSECURITY BADGES

Every Girl Scout remembers receiving her first badge and now, thanks to a partnership between Girl Scouts of the USA, and network and enterprise security company Palo Alto Networks Inc., girls will have the opportunity to work for cybersecurity badges.

Wineries Get Help With Music Licensing Problems

Under copyright law, wineries that host live musical performances or even play recorded music at their vineyards need to acquire licenses. Some owners were forgoing them, either because they were too expensive or because they didn’t understand the process.