• Alexa Gets Sued

    A class action alleging Amazon’s Alexa virtual-assistant product violates the privacy rights of minors has been filed against Amazon in a Washington state court. The complaint contends that Alexa’s modus operandi differs from and is more intrusive...

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  • Faster, Cheaper, Smarter: The Future of AI in E-Discovery

    AI found its way into the legal process as part of a complex but still circumscribed function: document review in the context of e-discovery. But this technology has now expanded far beyond document review. In this Today’s...

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  • New Legislation Favors Trolls, Says EFF

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s response to a rewrite of Section 101 of the Patent Act now working its way through Congress is summed up in the final paragraph of the Foundation’s most recent article on the legislation:...

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  • A Million Bucks For A Virus-Infected Laptop

    As part of an art project sponsored by a cybersecurity company, a laptop computer has been purposely infected with six of the worst computer viruses known to man: WannaCry, BlackEnergy, ILOVEYOU, MyDoom, SoBig, and DarkTequila. The computer...

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  • Huawei Banished? Private Right-Wing Venture Wants to Fill The Space

    The business plan of a proposed 5G company, called Rivada Networks, would be dependent on a U.S. government contract that would give it access to unused Department of Defense bandwidth which it could then sell, splitting the...

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  • Bogus Legal Threats Can Be Potent Phishing Lures

    The jolt that people get as they read an email saying they are about to get sued is enough to get some of them to click on enclosed links, and scammers have taken notice. A template for...

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  • Cybersecurity Director Sues Former Employer Under False Claims Act

    The former senior director of cybersecurity for a large aerospace company alleges that his ex-employer committed fraud under the False Claims Act because it failed to meet information security requirements. A California federal court has ruled that...

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  • Maximizing Privilege In Data Breach Investigations

    The Investigation of a data breach is not automatically protected, but there are ways to maximize the chances that it will be...

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  • Cyber Lawsuits Are Targeting Boards of Directors

    Before cyber-breaches were that big a deal – or at least it before they were making headlines and costing some major companies multi-millions of dollars – a decision in Delaware’s chancery court paved the way for today’s...

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  • Amazon Hacked, In A Slow-Motion Fraud

    Over a period of about six months, hackers siphoned cash from about 100 Amazon merchant accounts to accounts the hackers controlled at two financial services companies. Amazon explicitly acknowledged that the two companies, Barclays Plc and Prepay...

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