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  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali Enterprises Sues Fox

    Frederick Sperling, the Chicago attorney who won a jury verdict of $9 million against the (defunct) Dominick’s supermarket chain for unauthorized use of Michael Jordan’s likeness, is representing Muhammad Ali Enterprises in a $30 million suit against...

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    Computer Forensics Expert Is Spousehacked

    Her husband took the side of a male guest in a disagreement about the available internet providers, and this recent recipient of a cybersecurity degree told the Denver Post’s advice columnist she’d been “mansplained.” Not so, said...

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  • Bank Fraud Settlements Led To More Fraud

    JPMorgan Chase gamed the 2012 mortgage settlement that gave major banks a pass on “robosigning,” and turned what was supposed to be an $8.2 billion hit into a profit of hundreds of millions, according to reporter David...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Russian
    Tense Jokes For Russian Techies In Silicon Valley

    The many Russian immigrant entrepreneurs and techies in Silicon Valley are getting a mixed message these days. Investors, colleagues, and social acquaintances often regard them with some mixture of wariness and awe at their presumed skill. It...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Equifax
    Equifax Insider Stock Sales “Stink,” Says Senator

    Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith got the ritual beatdown during a Senate Banking Committee hearing over the company’s recent cyber-breach. Some committee members appeared skeptical of Smith’s claim that John Gamble, the company’s CFO, Joseph Loughran, president...

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  • Law Profs Brawl Over Trump “Emoluments” Lawsuit

    When an Irish law professor filed an amicus brief defending Donald Trump in the lawsuit that accuses Trump of violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, he got a sharp rejoinder from some U.S. legal scholars. The...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Appeals Court Nominee May Have Hidden Cult Ties

    Sen. Diane Feinstein got plenty of heat for questioning whether Amy Coney Barrett, a nominee for a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals seat, held religious beliefs that would influence her jurisprudence. Senator Orrin Hatch accused Feinstein of...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Remote Hackers Infect Cash Machines, Then “Money Mules” Clean It Out

    The modus operandi typically starts with a phishing attack targeting a bank employee. If that's successful it's followed by the installation of malware that controls an ATM.

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • “Frack Master”, Alleged Flip-Fraudster, Back In The Soup

    Christopher Faulkner, who calls himself “Frack Master,” is in the news again.  Accused of committing an $80 million fraud in Texas, he has popped up in California with a new scam, according to a federal lawsuit. He...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • American Fish On Prozac

    It accumulates in their brains, according to recent studies. Levels of Prozac and other antidepressants in some Niagara River fish species were up to 20 times greater than they were in the river water itself. Other studies...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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