Words of Wisdom From Renowned Industry Analysts

If you read my books Secure Cloud Transformation and Security Yearbooks 2020 you probably noticed that I am exploring a new path in my writing journey. I am asking experts to contribute. Both books include interviews I conducted with industry leaders. In Secure Cloud Transformation it was CISOs, CIOs, and Chief Digital Officers of some of the largest organizations…

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Gotta Book – Supreme Court Rules that Generic Words Coupled With Domain Suffix May Have Trademark Protection

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court held  that the company Booking.com could hold a valid federal trademark in the name “Booking.com” even though the term “booking” is a generic term for making a reservation. The case recognizes that the addition of a domain suffix like .com can transform something generic into something descriptive. The case is…

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POST Haste – NYC Proposes Law to Require NYPD Disclose ALL Surveillance Techniques

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? In the wake of allegations that the Customs and Border Patrol was running surveillance drones over protest sites in Minnesota and other places, and that government agencies were collecting cell phone data about those who attended BLM protests, that law enforcement agencies are arresting people based on faulty facial recognition algorithm, or that police are…

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What A Tulsa BLM Protesters Arrest Tells Us About Computer Crime

This is not a political rant. I promise. Tulsa teacher Shelia Buck was arrested outside the President’s rally after campaign officials saw that she was wearing a t-shirt that said “I Can’t Breathe” and had her kicked out of a secure zone outside the rally and arrested for “trespassing” and charged with “obstruction,” despite having…

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Qualified Impunity – Federal Appeals Court Rules

No Constitutional Right to Information Privacy from Police Disclosure of Sexual Assault Victim Information to the Press On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the issue of “qualified immunity” of law enforcement officers for alleged misconduct, leaving in place the doctrine that says that even when police commit egregious misconduct,…

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