Election security, hacking, Congress, Russian hacking

8/24/18 Considered opinion: Election security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments With the flood of news this week, it would be easy to miss recent announcements from two of America’s largest and most influential technology companies that have implications for U.S. democracy. First, on Tuesday…

Win! Landmark Seventh Circuit Decision Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Smart Meter Data

The Seventh Circuit just handed down a landmark opinion, ruling 3-0 that the Fourth Amendment protects energy-consumption data collected by smart meters. Smart meters collect energy usage data at high frequencies—typically every 5, 15, or 30 minutes—and therefore know exactly how much electricity is being…

Russian hacking, 2016 U.S. elections, social media, fake Americans, Russia’s cyberattacks, espionage, political science

8/14/18 Considered opinion: Election questions Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments There are many things that political scientists who study election mechanics — campaign finance, what polling data have to do with voting, how different population groups vote, how effective political advertisements are — got…

15.6 million hacked passwords added to “haveibeenpwned” Website version 3 – Latest Hacking News

In my opinion, haveibeenpwned is the best website to find out about the security of your password. It has gone 15.6 million hacked passwords added to “haveibeenpwned” Website version 3 on Latest Hacking News. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE 15.6 million hacked passwords added to “haveibeenpwned”…

Truth decay, fake news, disinformation, Russian propaganda, science, misinformation

7/6/18 Considered opinion: Truth decay Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Russian disinformation has become a growing problem for European governments. read more VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Truth decay, fake news, disinformation, Russian propaganda, science, misinformation

Russian hacking, 2016 U.S. elections, social media, fake Americans

6/25/18 Considered opinion: The Russia connection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Nick Bilton has covered Silicon Valley – technology, investments, regulations, and more — for decades, “but these days the biggest technology story is occurring at the heart of the nation’s capital,” he writes…

Russian hacking, 2016 U.S. elections, social media, fake Americans

6/25/18 Considered opinion: The Russia connection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Nick Bilton has covered Silicon Valley – technology, investments, regulations, and more — for decades, “but these days the biggest technology story is occurring at the heart of the nation’s capital,” he writes…

Victory! Supreme Court Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Cell Phone Tracking

The Supreme Court handed down a landmark opinion today in Carpenter v. United States, ruling 5-4 that the Fourth Amendment protects cell phone location information. In an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court recognized that location information, collected by cell providers like Sprint, AT&T,…

Supreme Court Opens Door to Worldwide Patent Damages

The Supreme Court issued a disappointing opinion [PDF] today holding that a company could recover patent damages for lost profits overseas. The court’s reasoning could make overseas damages available in many patent cases. This will disadvantage companies that do research and development in the United…