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Online Voting – The Wave of the Future?

On November 14, 2014 By Reed Nixon

With attack-ads blaring and social media abuzz, millions of Americans dutifully flocked from far and wide to their polling station last Tuesday to participate in the national election. However, it is being increasingly suggested that this biennial ritual is becoming an anachronism in today’s age of ever-present technology. Indeed, a Continue Reading

International Cybertheft on the Rise

On October 22, 2014 By Christine Carletta

In the wake of the government’s indictment against members of Unit 61398, the Shanghai-based cyberunit of the People’s Liberation Army, economic cybertheft against private industries continues to rise. Last week, the FBI issued a private warning to industries that another high-level group of Chinese hackers [...]

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A Hollywood lawyer representing Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Dunst, and Kate Upton accused Google of taking “little or no action” to remove the recent hacked nude photos and even facilitating their dispersal, in a letter sent Wednesday threatening a $100 million lawsuit.

Entertainment lawyer Martin Singer–known in the industry as Continue Reading

ABA Urges Increased Cybersecurity Measures

On August 26, 2014 By Edmund Semmes

Last week the American Bar Association adopted a new resolution urging all organizations in the  private and public sector to enhance their cybersecurity protocols. Resolution 109 recommends several cybersecurity standards and notes that security failures often arise when these standards are not fully implemented or [...]

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On August 11, 2014, the California Senate passed cellular phone anti-theft legislation, sending it to Governor Jerry Brown to be signed into law.  The bill, SB 962, mandates that any smartphone built and distributed in California after July 1, 2015 must have a “technological solution” that would prevent new [...]

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This past Monday, the Department of Justice released a formal indictment against five Chinese military hackers for a number of offenses–including computer hacking and economic espionage–directed at some of the largest American companies in the US nuclear power, metals, and solar products industries. The indictment indicates that the [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 17, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson

Surveillance & Censorship:

The Washington Post reports that documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the NSA received intelligence from Australia’s signals intelligence division on Chicago-based law firm Mayer Brown in relation to the firm’s representation of the Indonesian government in a trade dispute. In response, Indonesia’s foreign minister Continue Reading

Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 3, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson

Surveillance:

Tech companies win the right to report government data requests (like national security letters) in greater detail. Rand Paul plans on taking his lawsuit against the NSA to the Supreme Court. [via The Hill] The NSA hires its first Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer. [via SANSSC Magazine]

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The Target: Protecting Consumers’ Data

On January 22, 2014 By Rebecca Loegering

Over the holiday season, Target suffered a highly publicized data breach affecting between 70 and 110 million customers, one of the largest breaches of retail data in history. This personally identifiable data was hacked, according to Target executives, by malware installed on point-of-sale devices in Target’s checkout lines. The malicious software — [...]

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In an effort to face the new threats of modern warfare, the Pentagon ultimately concluded the old ways were the best ways in threatening to use conventional forces in response to any cyber attack on the U.S in order to deter any such attacks. While several administrative figures have suggested in the [...]

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