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TWO RECENT HACKTIVIST TRIALS HAVE DANGEROUS IMPLICATIONS FOR A FREE INTERNET In 2012 the cases of Jeremy Hammond and Andrew Aurenheimer were yet to be decided.  Questions abounded about how the law would be applied to these two hacktivist test cases.  The below article by Andrew Blake spoke to the zeitgeist of 2012 with perfection. […]

October 21, 2015 In re Matthew Keys To Whom You May Concern: Along with Tor Ekeland and Mark Jaffe, I represent Mr. Keys in a criminal court case involving convictions for violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA” 18 USC section 1030).  Mr. Keys is a journalist and maintains that he was in […]

Defendant was convicted of the federal crime of failing to register as a sex offender. 18 USC sec 2250(a). The terms of his sentence required him to install lifetime monitoring software on his computers. Indeed, the slip opinion at p.1 [click here for the whole opinion] says:requiring him to “install [computer] filtering software . . […]

Terrifying website streams camera footage from your webcam Joseph Cox did a fantastic article about a website that streams camera footage from users who never changed passwords from the default passwords on their web cameras.  I was quoted in several places, but before we get there, let’s examine this article a bit. There is a […]