A Wall Alone Can’t Secure the Border, No Matter Who Pays for It

Border patrol technology is the future whether Trump acknowledges that or not. The post A Wall Alone Can’t Secure the Border, No Matter Who Pays for It appeared first on...

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Get Ready for 2017 – These Legal Precedents on Bitcoin Were Set in 2016

2016 saw numerous important court decisions made which affect the Bitcoin industry as a whole. We consulted lawyers and researched the biggest court cases of the year, ranging from whether or not Bitcoin is money to the fate of Ross Ulbricht. Here’s what we’ve found. Also read: China’s Proposed New Law Recognizes Bitcoin as ‘People’s Rights’ Is Bitcoin money? An age-old Bitcoin question...

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Thanks, Internet! Messing with elections not just for the CIA anymore
Sep21

Thanks, Internet! Messing with elections not just for the CIA anymore

Enlarge / This is how we used to mess with the results of elections. The Internet has made it a lot easier. (credit: US Air Force photo) Even if the Russian government was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and various other political organizations and figures, the US government’s options under international law are extremely limited, according to Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard law professor and former US...

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Cloudflare Launches a Three-Pronged Attack to Encrypt the Entire Web
Sep21

Cloudflare Launches a Three-Pronged Attack to Encrypt the Entire Web

The Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare is adding three new encryption features to protect more web traffic from prying eyes. The post Cloudflare Launches a Three-Pronged Attack to Encrypt the Entire Web appeared first on...

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New York Judge Classifies Bitcoin As Money
Sep21

New York Judge Classifies Bitcoin As Money

On September 19 U.S. Federal Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan declared Bitcoin is money. The judgment follows the recent Florida ruling in which the Judge decided the opposite — that Bitcoin is not money. The decisions in both states show U.S. officials don’t see eye to eye on classifiying cryptocurrency. Also read: Bitcoin Legislation Coming to Florida This Year New York Federal Judge Deems Bitcoin as Money...

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Web Security Firm Sitelock Uses DMCA to Censor Critics
Sep21

Web Security Firm Sitelock Uses DMCA to Censor Critics

The takedown provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act are most closely associated with alleged infringement in the file-sharing space. As a result, millions of notices are sent to a wide range of websites, not least Google’s search. As a recent case involving Warner illustrated, erroneous notices can prove controversial, but perhaps the most egregious examples involve efforts to silence critics under the guise of...

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