Kelly Hyman’s Blog

The Iranian Missile Air Strike: Understanding the Context

The Iranian Missile Air Strike: Understanding the Context

After President Donald Trump killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike recently, the world seemed to be waiting to see how the Iranian government would respond to an attack on one of its most celebrated military leaders. That response seemed to come on...

Harvey Weinstein Faces Long-Awaited Charges In Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein Faces Long-Awaited Charges In Los Angeles

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who faces up to 28 years in prison on rape charges, was indicted on Monday, January 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. On the same day, his other sexual assault trial began in New York City, where the well-known filmmaker faces five...

Lyft Employees File Class Action Suit

Lyft Employees File Class Action Suit

San Francisco-based ridesharing company Lyft faces a class-action lawsuit in New Jersey due to driver complaints they have not been properly compensated. The suit alleges Lyft violates state labor laws in how it classifies drivers. The complaint was filed in the U.S....

Facebook Says It Will Allow Falsified Advertisements

Facebook Says It Will Allow Falsified Advertisements

Facebook's announcement in September 2019 that it would allow politicians to lie in ads on its platform ignites more controversy for the social media giant. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already faced Congress over breaches of privacy. But the company was quick to start...

Big Data Breaches = Big Payouts

Big Data Breaches = Big Payouts

No one wants to hear that a company they do business with has suffered a data breach. In the past few years, people around the world have been shocked to hear that major insurance companies and credit bureaus have been able to be breached. The idea that someone has...

Attempts To Oust The Impeachment Whistleblower

Attempts To Oust The Impeachment Whistleblower

Republicans are on a rampage, demanding the whistleblower's name. There are many legal protections that protect the anonymity of whistleblowers in any investigation, but that hasn’t stopped the outcry for the identity of the person who wrote the memo that helped to...

Vaping Under Fire: Former Executive Sues Juul

Vaping Under Fire: Former Executive Sues Juul

Juul, one of the world's largest vaping companies, has come under fire repeatedly in 2019 for allegedly marketing their products to underage consumers - and now, a lawsuit filed on the 29th of October alleges that Juul shipped out over a million nicotine cartridges,...

Net Neutrality Laws & Where They Stand

Net Neutrality Laws & Where They Stand

Net neutrality has changed from a technical concept into a politically charged issue. The 2015 net neutrality rules had barred internet providers from blocking or charging internet companies to favor some sites over others. After the 2016 election, President Donald...

Is a Trump Impeachment Imminent?

Is a Trump Impeachment Imminent?

Depending on where you stand on the political spectrum, the prospect of Donald Trump's impeachment at the hands of Congress may seem either totally imminent or utterly impossible. While Trump's opponents in the Democratic Party view recent revelations about the...