• Employees Routinely Bite On Spear Phishing Scams

    According to research from the business app and discovery platform GetApp, about a quarter of businesses have fallen victim to a phishing attack, and nearly half of employees surveyed say that someone in their organization has clicked...

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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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  • Up to 25 Years For Maryland Man Convicted of FCPA Violations

    Mark Lambert, former president of Maryland transportation company Transportation Logistics Inc. (TLI) was convicted Nov. 22 of bribing a Russian official in exchange for contracts to deliver nuclear materials to customers in the U.S. The uranium came...

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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...

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  • Years of ADA Shakedowns Alleged, And A Law Firm Settles

    A Silicon Valley law firm has settled a lawsuit alleging that it was shaking down small businesses by filing lawsuits for minor and in some cases bogus ADA violations and then extracting settlements.

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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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  • Law Firm Sued For Defamation, After Aggressive Move In Bankruptcy Case

    The Massachusetts Court of Appeals has reinstated a defamation case against a law firm, in a ruling denying the law firm’s claim of privilege for some key elements of its defense. Attorney Bruce W. Edmands and his...

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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...

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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...

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