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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Verizon Call Logs Controversy: No Such Thing As Too Much Information

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The news that Verizon is providing the government with data about its customers on a daily basis has reignited the debate between balancing individual privacy and national security.

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Airbnb Appeals Judgment Against NYC Host

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

For the first time, room-sharing service Airbnb will represent a user in court.

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Scientist Slams Con Ed Storm Plan

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Con Edison has submitted plans to state regulators to spend $1 billion reinforcing electrical infrastructure. But a noted scientist who studies the effects of climate change on infrastructure says the utility's proposals would leave New York exposed to future storms.

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'Virtual Currency' Used To Hide Large Money Laundering Scheme

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Federal prosecutors in New York say they have arrested five men associated with a digital currency company called Liberty Reserve. The men are accused of running a $6 billion money laundering scheme that prosecutors say was a "bank of choice for the criminal underworld."

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Airbnb Legal Questions

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ilya Marritz , WNYC reporter, discusses a recent case where an Airbnb host had to pay a $2400 fine for renting his apartment through Airbnb.

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Court Rules Vacation Rental Site Illegal In New York

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In New York, a judge has dealt a setback to Airbnb, the popular website for short term apartment rentals. The judge ruled an Airbnb user violated a New York City law when he rented a room to a visitor from out of town. The judge's decision casts doubt on New Yorkers' ability to make use of the site legally.

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Airbnb Suffers Setback In NYC Court Decision

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A New York City judge has issued a rebuke to Airbnb, the popular short-term home rental site. 

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Tumblr Users Urge New Owner Yahoo To Keep The Site Weird

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

When news of Yahoo's purchase of Tumblr first hit, Tumblr users took their reactions online. The posts were quirky and sharp with plenty of worry about the future.

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7 Things New Yorkers Need to Know About the Tumblr Deal

Monday, May 20, 2013

Forget about Yahoo and Silicon Valley for a minute. How do the people who matter here in New York City — tech people and Tumblr users — feel about Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of the social blogging platform?

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Airbnb Case Inches Forward

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Remember Nigel Warren? He’s the East Village man who racked up a pile of violation notices after renting out his apartment on Airbnb for three nights, while he was out of town. The fines could cost him thousands of dollars. WNYC reported his story in February.

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Four Minutes with…Jack Dorsey

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

When he was 14, Jack Dorsey, a co-founder of Twitter, worked as a barista at his mother’s café in St. Louis.

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Waiting for the Phone to Ring, 6 Months After the Storm

Sunday, May 05, 2013

More than six months after Sandy, some New Yorkers are still waiting for their land line and internet service to come back.

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Bangladesh Building Collapse Raises Questions About Fashion Supply Chain

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Dozens of laborers killed in the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh last week were laid to rest Wednesday in a mass funeral.

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11B Gallons of Sewage Dumped Into Waterways After Sandy: Report

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

study from the group Climate Central says northeast waterways were swimming in sewage following Sandy — much of it untreated.

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Would-Be Homebuyers Inspect Repaired Basement, Mimosas in Hand

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Realtors go the extra mile to sell in a neighborhood vulnerable to storms.

+ Sandy Damage Prompts Some to Walk Away

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Low Income New Yorkers Less Likely to Start a Business, Study Finds

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Immigrants and relatively affluent native-born New Yorkers are more likely to start a business, or work as a freelancer. That's the finding of a new study, which examines the connection between entrepreneurship and geography.

 

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After Boston, Reflecting on Social Media and Disasters

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

When two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon last week, many people turned to Twitter and Facebook for information.

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Roosevelt Islanders Call on Safety Chief to Quit

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Around 100 islanders marched in the streets Sunday. They said that under Guerra's leadership, the Department has been needlessly confrontational, especially with teenagers.

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A Bid to Make Peace in the Food Truck Wars

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Restaurants are often the first to complain when food trucks move in. But the trucks have also been on shaky legal ground since a judge ruled in 2011 that they cannot idle in metered parking spaces.

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Staten Island Gets Big Rooftop Solar Farm

Monday, April 15, 2013

A wastewater treatment plant on the north shore of Staten Island is set to become one of the city's biggest solar energy farms.

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