September 15, 2016 Alert Number I-091516-PSA Questions regarding this PSA should be directed to your local FBI Field Office. Local Field Office Locations: www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field Ransomware Victims Urged to Report Infections to Federal Law Enforcement The FBI urges victims to report ransomware incidents to federal law enforcement to help us gain a more comprehensive view of […]
Technology & the Law
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 11:58 am The U.S. Social Security Administration says it is reversing a newly enacted policy that required a cell phone number from all Americans who wished to manage their retirement benefits at ssa.gov. The move comes after a policy rollout marred by technical difficulties and criticism that the new requirement […]
In lieu of several recent incidents of identity theft affecting various members of The School of Law and The University of South Carolina’s community as a whole, we felt it extremely important to remind you to take every precaution to protect your identity and that of your family’s.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week warned about a “dramatic” increase in so-called “CEO fraud,” e-mail scams in which the attacker spoofs a message from the boss and tricks someone at the organization into wiring funds to the fraudsters. The FBI estimates these scams have cost organizations more […]
The Deep End By Paul Venezia We either have strong encryption and unassailable digital privacy, or we have total madness InfoWorld | Mar 14, 2016 The last few turns in the Apple/FBI fiasco have been illuminating and highly disturbing — it’s becoming a war. Late last week, the Department of Justice filed a motion against […]
Not-so-subtle threat that if Apple won’t comply with court order, there’s a Plan B … which could be a Lavabit-like ultimatum By Gregg Keizer Computerworld | Mar 11, 2016 12:24 PM PT The government yesterday hinted that it may demand that Apple hand over the iOS source code and the encryption key the Cupertino, Calif. […]
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld | Mar 2, 2016 1:24 PM PT The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today filed an amicus brief with a California federal court, taking Apple’s side in the dispute about whether the company should be compelled to help the government access an iPhone. The friend-of-the-court brief set out multiple arguments why […]
Cites ‘undue burden’ as it estimates six to 10 employees working two to four weeks on creating new OS In a motion filed Friday with a California court, Apple ticked off several constitutional arguments against helping the FBI break into the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who along with his wife, Tafsheen Malik, killed […]
Apple’s “Find My iPhone” feature has been very helpful in law enforcement tracking down stolen Apple iPhones, Apple iPads and Mac laptops. In fact, the New York City Police Department highly recommends the use of “Find My iPhone”. But some iPhone victims are using “Find My iPhone” to take the law into their own hands […]
Major League Baseball and the National Football League have submitted a “Friend of the Court” Brief asking the Supreme Court to take up the Aereo TV web service case. Both MLB and the NFL have threatened to take their broadcasts off free TV if Aereo wins.