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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Art Basel in Miami Beach. This trendy affair combines some of the world’s premier art with insanely exclusive parties, incredible music events, and even national politics. While the extravagance of Art Basel momentarily dazzles the entire city, Miamians get to hangout [...]

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Vizio’s Secret Opt-Out Prompts Privacy Lawsuit

By jcreasy On November 27, 2015 · Updated November 29, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Earlier this month Palma Reed filed a lawsuit against Vizio, a large manufacturer of televisions, over use of its customers’ data. Ms. Reed bought two Vizio televisions—one from Sam’s Club and one from Costco—only to find out later that Vizio was collecting data on the shows and other content being played through the TV. The [...]

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The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed the Senate with a vote of 74-21, and will now be merged with two other similar bills before reaching President Obama.

The CISA is intended to reduce the amount of corporate data breaches by permitting companies to share data regarding potential cyber threats with the Department of [...]

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Anonymous Declares Cyber War on ISIS

By ckring On November 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

The world may have gained another ally in the fight against ISIS since the attacks that shook Paris, and the rest of the world on November 13, 2015. The “hacktavist” group Anonymous declared war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) in a series of videos. ISIS utilizes social media like Twitter and [...]

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The atmosphere at the University of Missouri was undoubtedly tense last week in the midst of student-led protests regarding race relations on campus. While the student protesters made headlines, anonymous posters on the Yik Yak app sent additional shockwaves through the university by making threats regarding students’ safety on campus. The fallout was [...]

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Epigenetics – The Missing Causal Nexus – An Analogy through PTSD

By gmiraglia On November 23, 2015 · Updated November 25, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Human behavior is the product of our genes and our environment. Law courses, such as Mental Health: Deprivations of Life and Liberty and Law and Neuroscience, depend on this adage to illustrate the role of scientific evidence in the criminal justice system.

For decades, the link between genes and the environment has been unknown. But [...]

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Prior to 2013, Silk Road was a popular online marketplace founded by Ross Ulbricht, known at the time as Dread Pirate Roberts. Rooted in anonymity and truly free exchange, law enforcement authorities targeted the site for facilitating an alleged trade in illegal drugs. After being raided by the FBI and other agencies in 2013, those agencies [...]

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On November 19, 2014, Rolling Stone magazine published an article titled “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA” that detailed the story of a University of Virginia freshmen named “Jackie,” who endured a horrific gang-rape at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house during a date function. It was alleged [...]

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