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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The Department of Justice is Going After Tech Platforms With Threats of Criminal Prosecution and Removal of Immunity if they DO and if they DON’T Block Speech the Government Doesn’t Like

On June 17, the Department of Justice released its proposed guidelines for making social media entities and carriers liable for the contents of what third parties post on their sites. The proposal would make these providers liable for not censoring content, and liable if they do. The proposal would make social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok,…

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Zooming [In]Security

With the COVID-19 Pandemic (remember the COVID-19 Pandemic?) workers were forced to find other means of communicating — including Zoom meetings. While there were a spate of high-profile security issues with respect to Zoom, including open and shared meetings, Zoombombing, sharing data with Facebook, and deliberately routing communications through China and the like, the principal…

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