The Assange Indictment: Seven Things to Know
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The Assange Indictment: Seven Things to Know

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Yesterday, the Justice Department unsealed its 2018 one-count indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. #1 – The Indictment Charges Assange with Conspiring to Hack Classified Files The indictment, which was filed under seal in federal court in Virginia on March 6, 2018, alleges that: On or about March 8, 2010,…

Washington Post Columnist’s Myopic Call to Repeal the Internet
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Washington Post Columnist’s Myopic Call to Repeal the Internet

WashPost Columnist’s Myopic Call to Repeal the Internet OpEdNews.com July 4, 2013 Link In case you missed it, in his most controversial column since calling for the return of the Pony Express, Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson declared earlier this week that if he could he would repeal the Internet.  That is right — repeal … Continue reading

New Cyber Report: Amazon Tax, Google Under Siege and More
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New Cyber Report: Amazon Tax, Google Under Siege and More

TABLE OF CONTENTS TOP STORY: AMAZON TAX LAWS STRUCK DOWN IN IL AND CO GOOGLE UNDER SIEGE OVER PRIVACY, IP AND ANTITRUST ISSUES ABOUTFACE: ANTITRUST INVESTIGATION, PRIVACY AND SNOOPING FTC WATCH: MYSPACE CONSENT DECREE AND MOBILE DISCLOSURES IN THE COURTS: DOMAIN SEIZURES UNDER FIRE, CFAA RULING, ADSCEND CONSENT DECREE, ONLINE DEFAMATION VERDICT AND MORE NET NEUTRALITY: GATEKEEPERS, DATA CAPS AND … Continue reading

Kelley – SoCal Journalism Award Finalist for 12th Time!
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Kelley – SoCal Journalism Award Finalist for 12th Time!

On Friday, the LA Press Club announced the finalists for the  53rd Southern California Journalism Awards.  Details below. COMMENTARY (for newspapers under 50,000) *Amy Alkon, Creators.com, ‘The Advice Goddess’” *Burbank Leader, “Burbank Leader Editorials” *Thomas Elias, “Thomas Elias California Focus Syndicated Column” *Bennet Kelley, Santa Monica Daily Press, “Movement to Reality-Based Politics?” *Joe Piasecki, Burbank … Continue reading

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NEW CYBER REPORT/Top Story: Oklahoma Passes Amazon-Lite Law

TOP STORY OKLA. GOES AMAZON-LITE; STATES’ FISCAL CRUNCH WILL LAST UNTIL 2012 Following the lead taken by Colorado, Oklahoma enacted an “Amazon-Lite” law which, instead of seeking to extend sales tax collection obligations to out-of-state retailers, it required such retailers to provide notice on its website and sales confirmation that Oklahoma purchasers still have to … Continue reading

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NEW CYBER REPORT/Top Story: Industry, Consumer Groups Agree on Privacy Bill

Industry, Consumer Groups Agree on Boucher Bill House Internet Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher circulated a draft privacy bill for comment and both industry and consumer groups have expressed their displeasure with the bill.  The IAB argued that the legislation’s limited opt-in requirements would “fundamentally change online information and online advertising practices to the detriment of … Continue reading

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NEW CYBER REPORT/ Top Stories: Net Neutrality Set Back and Cyber Cold War

Comcast 1, Net Neutrality O The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld Comcast’s (now NBC/Universal) appeal of the FCC’s 2008 order finding that it had violated the agencies net neutrality principles by throttling peer-to-peer users but which imposed no sanction. The Court of Appeal stressed that the FCC had no such authority, explaining that … Continue reading

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NEW CYBER REPORT/Top Stories of 2009

TOP STORIES OF 2009 ZERO HOUR APPROACHING ON PRIVACY; NINTH CIRCUIT SHUTS DOOR TO LITIGATION MILLS & NEGATIVE OPTION CRACK DOWN Zero Hour on Privacy Throughout the year, the FTC ratcheted up the rhetoric that action was imminent if the online advertising industry did not move to provide greater privacy safeguards for behavioral targeting. The … Continue reading