Category Archives: Technology & Cyberlaw

Why MFA (Multifactor Authentication) Matters

Passwords Suck Yes, I said it. Passwords suck. They are not protecting your company, and they explicitly contribute to a false sense of security. Cyber attacks, specifically Spear Phishing, Vishing, and Whaling have increased significantly over the past couple of years. As a bad actor, I could easily target your organization by using the public information I can scrape from the web via social media, websites, or articles. With this information, I can then run campaigns to gain even more information about your staff or your customers. I can trick one of your employees into falling for my malicious techniques. In turn, I might be able to gain access to their corporate password. I can also forward the employee email to a bogus Google account. In Google, I can analyze emails for words like “wire,” or “routing number,” to trigger an event so that intercepts the email. Once I catch the email, I can change the information in the email and collect my reward. It….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Of Memes and Monetizing: Could the EU Directive on Copyright Change the Way We Speak Internet?

Do you like getting your news online, sharing videos or tweeting memes? A little piece of legislation known as The European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market may signal the end of some of the internet’s simple pleasures. On September 13, the European Parliament approved new legislation that would overhaul the region’s approach to copyright law. As with the EU’s privacy regulations, the legislation could have an impact far beyond Europe, redrawing the lines of liability that exist between poster, publisher and platforms. Not surprisingly, technology companies and publishers like Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia strongly opposed the legislative changes. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Seyfarth Partners Publish Article on New Massachusetts Non-Compete Law

Seyfarth Shaw Partners Erik Weibust and Robert Fisher recently published a Law360 article about the new Massachusetts Non-Compete Law that goes into effect on October 1, 2018. Weibust and Fisher describe the new rules, the impact of the new provisions, and how businesses can comply. To learn more about this new non-compete law in Massachusetts, check out “Navigating The New Mass. Noncompete Morass” from Law360 here.  .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Facebook Warns Memphis Police: No More Fake “Bob Smith” Accounts

Facebook has a problem: an infestation of undercover cops. Despite the social platform’s explicit rules that the use of fake profiles by anyone—police included—is a violation of terms of service, the issue proliferates. While the scope is difficult to measure, EFF has identified scores of agencies who maintain policies that explicitly flaunt these rules. Hopefully—and perhaps this is overly optimistic—this is about to change, with a new warning Facebook has sent to the Memphis Police Department. The company has also updated its law enforcement guidelines to highlight the prohibition on fake accounts. This summer, the criminal justice news outlet The Appeal reported on an alarming detail revealed in a civil rights lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Tennessee against the Memphis Police Department. The lawsuit uncovered evidence that the police used what they referred to as a “Bob Smith” account to befriend and gather intelligence on….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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#LifeInAFishbowl – Somebody Needs A Lesson In Stoicism

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