Brief filed in U.S. v. McDanel

The Cyberlaw Clinic filed the opening brief yesterday in the Ninth Circuit appeal of the criminal conviction of a man who used email to inform his former employer's customers of a security flaw in their web mail service. The Clinic is challenging the conviction on the grounds that federal law does not prohibit security advisories and that such reports are protected by the First Amendment. For more information, visit the case file information on the docket page here.

Opening Brief in McDanel Filed

The Cyberlaw Clinic filed the opening brief in United States v. McDanel today. This Ninth Circuit appeal challenges a man's criminal conviction for informing by email customers of Los Angeles-based Tornado instant messaging company of a security flaw in the company's web mail service in 2000.

Black Hat 2003

Jennifer Granick will be speaking at Black Hat Briefings & Trainings 2003, a security conference to be held in Las Vegas starting Monday, July 28th.

Vulnerabilities Conference

After a slight MoveableType Notifications SNAFU, the CyberSecurity, Research, and Disclosure site is back, now with a resources section that is in search of contributions. If you have yet to register for more information about the conference (or if your email address was lost in the Ether), do so here.


July 15, 2003-- "Reclaiming the Public Domain" speech and discussion at Gracenet event at Zeum restaurant in San Francisco.

Institute for Women and Technology Anita Borg Celebration

From across society technology leaders from industry, academia, and government gather on September 9th, 2003 at Stanford Memorial Auditorium and the Crowne Plaza Cabana to honor the life of Dr. Anita Borg and address critical and immediate issues facing technology. Anita Borg envisioned a brighter, fuller, more empowered future where women's voices, ideas and spirits influence how and why technology is developed.


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