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Facebook Under Fire from British Lawmakers

Policymakers worldwide show no signs of letting up their increased scrutiny of Facebook. A British parliamentary committee investigating Russian election influencing campaigns has recommended sweeping regulations on tech companies, while accusing the social media giant of being disingenuous or outright obstructing lines of questioning. “Facebook should not be in a position of…

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Department of Justice Arrests Members of FIN7 Hacking Group

The US Department of Justice announced on August 1 that it had filed charges against “three high-ranking members of a sophisticated international cybercrime group operating out of Eastern Europe,” called FIN7. Dmytro Federov, Fedir Hladyr, and Andrii Kolpakov have been charged with 26 felony counts each, including conspiracy, wire fraud, computer hacking,…

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Europe’s Regulator Extraordinaire: Margrethe Vestager

Data is currency for the biggest tech companies in the world. Apple, Facebook, Google, and other giants have predicated extremely successful business models around harvesting and leveraging data from their users. But recent scandals involving misuse of data have caught the public’s attention, leading to questions about how user information is collected…

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ICOs, Securities, and the Threat of Fraud

Cryptocurrency is having a powerful moment. Once a niche concern, digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are now known quantities even among casual investors and news readers. Skyrocketing values, the hallmark of 2017’s crypto boom, made for great headlines as pundits declared that digital currencies were here to stay. But mainstream recognition…

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Russian LinkedIn Hacker Faces Charges in the U.S.

A Russian man accused of hacking numerous American companies was extradited from the Czech Republic to the United States in March 2018. Yevgeniy Nikulin, who allegedly hacked LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring in 2012, used employee credentials for improper activity and also conspired to illegally sell the obtained data. Mr. Nikulin is facing…

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Comcast Accused of Demanding Punitive Compensation from Rival

Wave Broadband, a rival of telecom giant Comcast, has filed a complaint with the FCC, accusing the company of demanding “a punitive ransom totaling nearly $3.5 million” in order to continue airing Comcast-owned sports programming. It is the latest in a series of grievances taken to the FCC by Comcast’s competitors, who…

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Trade Secrets and Cover-Ups: The Case of Waymo vs. Uber

In February 2017, Waymo filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court against Uber, alleging theft of trade-secrets related to Waymo’s self-driving car technology. The lawsuit, full of twists and turns, was settled earlier this month, with Uber agreeing to pay $245 million in shares to Alphabet (Google), Waymo’s parent company. Below…

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Lawsuit alleges Apple Pay Patent Violation

Kenneth Weiss, the former CTO and Chairman of the Board at RSA Security, sued Apple Inc. and Visa in May 2017. Mr. Weiss is the founder of Universal Secure Registry (USR) and the inventor of RSA’s SecurID technology, and he is alleging that Apple Pay violates various patents he owns related to…

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