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  • Bloomberg Law: Password Sharing Conviction Upheld

    Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University Law School, and David Levine, a professor at the Elon University School of Law, discuss a federal appeals court ruling that could make it easier for the government to bring criminal charges against people who share passwords for online accounts. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. upheld the conviction of a man who was convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of accessing his former employer’s computer system by convincing a then-employee to share her password.

  • Apple wants to know users better without knowing them

    "While Google has used differential privacy to analyze user data from its Chrome browser, Apple is the first major tech company to adopt it more widely and publicly, said Arvind Narayanan, a computer scientist at Princeton University.  

    “That’s what makes this so exciting – both for the technology and for the future of privacy protection,” he explained.

    In terms of challenges, Narayanan said the technology could come with extra costs.

  • DNC Breach and the Threat of Cyber Espionage

    With the news that Russian hackers stole Democratic National Committee campaign data, the threats of cyber espionage and cyber attacks from foreign entities are all the more real. 

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  • Court upholds FCC net neutrality rules

    "In a 2-1 ruling, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules that regulators. In a statement, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the ruling “ensures the internet remains a platform for unparalled innovation, free expression and economic growth.” RT America correspondent Manila Chan reports that the DC Circuit Court upheld the ruling despite heavy resistance from the telecom industry.

  • The Age of Global Transparency

    The age of global transparency is upon us. Whether you’re using mobile wiretaps, drones, or satellites, surveillance has become cheap and ubiquitous. And governments aren’t the only ones doing it. These days, almost anyone can peek into the lives of the world’s rich and powerful—and expose sensitive information, using new-fangled technologies or old-fashioned methods like leaks to the press.

    In this episode of Foreign Affairs Unedited, we’re taking a closer look at what the end of secrecy really means for governments, politicians, and everyday people.

  • Artificial Intelligence: Law and Policy

    The University of Washington School of Law is delighted to announce a public workshop on the law and policy of artificial intelligence, co-hosted by the White House and UW’s Tech Policy Lab. The event places leading artificial intelligence experts from academia and industry in conversation with government officials interested in developing a wise and effective policy framework for this increasingly important technology. 

  • Encryption vs. the FBI

    What's the latest in the FBI's ongoing dispute with Apple over encrypted iPhones? What's at stake and what could happen next? Guest Speaker, Riana Pfefferkorn is the Cryptography Fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.

  • Bloomberg Law: Seattle Trash Search Unconstitutional

    Elizabeth Joh, a professor at the U-C Davis school of Law, and Don Aplin, a managing editor from Bloomberg BNA, discuss the constitutionality of increasing government surveillance across the United States. They also discuss a recent case in Seattle, where a judge ruled the city’s trash-check ordinance unconstitutional, which allowed trash collectors to check trash bags to make sure people were not sending compostable trash to landfills. They speak with Bloomberg Law host June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."

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