Gabatron Morning Briefing – 4-22-15: Hairy Legal Situation

A New York judge ruled this week that chimpanzees have the legal right to habeas corpus, or protection from unlawful imprisonment. Lawyers for two chimps being held at a university are asking that they be moved to Florida. Now the school will have to show that it meets the standards to detain a person, or in this case a chimpanzee, without his or her consent.

If you’re traveling in the near future there is a new option for you. KinkBNB is billing itself as being just like AirBNB, except they let you rent a dungeon instead of a couch or extra room.

Apple Maps may have provided proof that the Loch Ness Monster exists. Some Nessie enthusiasts are pointing to a image that shows a strange shape in the water.

Facebook has booted a woman for using her real name. She is a Native American, and her legal name is Brenna Happy Cloud. Facebook decided that it was fake and banned her without notice, demanding to see her Social Security card to prove that’s actually her name.

Plus, it turns out that picture of you doing a naked keg stand might not keep you from getting a job after all. A new app called “Clear” uses proprietary algorithms and the help of IBM’s Watson supercomputer to purge any potentially embarrassing posts.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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