Why the Supreme Court’s Van Buren Case Really Matters

​ On June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion holding that a Georgia police officer could not be prosecuted under the federal computer crime law for accessing a criminal database accessible only “for law enforcement purposes” and then selling data that he received from that database. The Court did not say that the…

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White House Issues Advisory to Business Leaders on Ransomware Practices

In the wake of the highly publicized attacks on both gasoline and food infrastructures by Russian-based ransomware attackers, the Biden administration on June 3 issued an advisory to business leaders directing them to take action to harden their systems against ransomware and to be more resilient against similar attacks. It has also been reported that…

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Parler Talk – Free Speech, Social Media and Section 230

Both conservatives and liberals are convinced that “mainstream” social media “censors” their views and opinions. Liberals point out that so-called conspiracy theories like those peddled by Q-Anon, white supremacist and white nationalist organizations get traction from social media and are amplified by their algorithms, and that as a result, more conservative viewpoints are expressed online…

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Healthcare Ransomware Readiness – What You Need to Do Today, Tomorrow and the Day After

On October 28, 2020, officials from the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security assembled a conference call with healthcare industry executives warning them about an “imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” The agencies on the conference call, which included the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), warned participants…

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Hunter Biden’s Laptop – Part Deux – Subpoena vs Warrant

A report on Fox News’ website describes the grand jury subpoena issued for the seizure and search of a laptop computer assertedly belonging to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. For all of the intrigue around the contents of the laptop, its provenance, and whether there is or is not evidence of corruption or criminal…

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