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    Black Friday on the DarkNet

    On Nov. 23rd, four million freshly-hacked debit and credit cards were offered for sale on the cybercrime store Joker’s Stash. The data for the counterfeit cards was siphoned from four restaurant chains, mostly in the midwest and...

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  • AI Sentencing Means Longer Terms For Young and Black Offenders

    An algorithmic risk assessment system in use by judges in the State of Virginia, and often cited as a model for other states to follow, didn’t change the rate of incarceration, the length of sentence or the...

    • Posted 14 hours ago
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  • Senate Report Highlights Illicit Transfer of Tech to China

    A recent report published by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found that U.S. agencies are not adequately protecting U.S. research from exploitation by Chinese ‘talent recruitment programs.”  These programs, funded by the Chinese government, provide compensation...

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  • Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit, Grants Cert in Oracle v. Google

    The Supreme Court will hear Google’s petition for cert in its seemingly endless litigation with Oracle. The Solicitor General recommended that the Supreme Court deny cert in September. The Court will decide whether copyright protection extends to...

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  • Pre-Holiday Breach At Macy’s

    It hit the retailer over a one-week period early in October, scooping up essential information from credit transactions. The good news, according to CPO magazine (CPO stands for chief privacy officer) is that only a relatively small...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Minor Licensing Dispute or Racism?

    A mundane dispute about the way that Comcast licenses channels is before the Supreme Court, but the question the Justices will consider is how a federal judge should examine a discrimination complaint at the beginning of a...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Another Delay For GDPR Crackdown

    Ireland’s data protection commissioner Helen Dixon has been poised to lower the boom on Facebook affiliate WhatsApp for a while now, but a procedural complaint by WhatsApp’s lawyers has delayed her decision. Facebook’s international offices are located...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Online Law School Offers Degree, But It’s Not a Law Degree

    Several online law schools are offering a degree they call the Executive Juris Doctor. Their pitch: Graduates won’t be eligible to practice law, but they can use their “advanced legal training in one of many law-related areas.”...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Eschew the Federalist Society, Says Former Federal Judge

    James P. Donohue, a former federal judge, recalls that the parties before him were often at the low point of their lives, but one of them was destined to feel lower still, because he was about to...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Blogger Says Certs Reveal High Court’s Rightward Tilt

    Kenneth Jost, blogging on Jost on Justice, writes that the Supreme Court’s partisan tilt can be seen in several of this term’s early case-selecting decisions. “The justices have gone out of their way to tee up a...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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