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The American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) announced in June that it is challenging the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (“CFAA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (2008). In a suit against the Department of Justice, the ACLU argues that the decades-old anti-hacking law violates the First Amendment by preventing researchers from investigating whether computer programs are being used to discriminate against people by race, age, or gender.


Posted On Jul - 13 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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By Frederick Ding — Edited by Ken Winterbottom

Supreme Court grants certiorari to Samsung on design patent damages

Justice Department announces indictments of seven Iranians for state-sponsored cyberattacks

Civil liberties group warns of NYC’s newest surveillance network: free public Wi-Fi


Posted On Mar - 28 - 2016 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Kazakhstan cannot use U.S. injunction to prevent reporting on documents acquired by hacking

By Frederick Ding — Edited by Yaping Zhang

After sensitive documents from the Kazakhstan government were posted online by unknown hackers, Kazakhstan obtained a preliminary injunction from a U.S. federal court, and sought to use it to prevent Respublika, an online newspaper, from reporting on and publishing the documents. The court found that the injunction does not apply to Respublika, which was not involved in the hacking, citing First Amendment free speech principles.


Posted On Nov - 11 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Emma Winer

Third Circuit Vacates Hacker Conviction for Improper Venue

French Unions and Employers Agree to Curb After-Hours Work Email

Limited Sale of Google Glass Slated For April 15


Posted On Apr - 13 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison
By Mark Verstraete – Edited by Thuy Nguyen

On Friday, November 15, 2013, Anonymous affiliated hacktivist Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to ten years in prison and three years of supervised release. Hammon was sentenced under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for hacking Texas-based private intelligence firm, Strategic Forecasting. During his supervised release period, Hammond is proscribed from using computer anonymity devices, such as Tor.


Posted On Nov - 26 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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