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Cybersecurity Litigation Monthly Newsletter

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Significant Case Developments P.F. Chang’s Seeks Dismissal of Data Breach Class Actions, Arguing the Existence of an Express Contract and Lack of Damages Preclude Claims Lewert v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc., No. 1:14-cv-04787 (N.D. Show More Summary

Departing GCHQ Boss Insists GCHQ Isn't Engaged In Mass Surveillance... If You Define 'Mass' And 'Surveillance' The Way He Does

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

With the UN declaring mass surveillance a violation of human rights, the proper thing for the world's biggest intelligence agencies -- who regularly engage in mass surveillance -- to do, might be to cut back on the practice and go back to targeted surveillance projects that most people find acceptable. Show More Summary

Future Biglaw Millennial Thinks She’s Better Than Debt-Free Millennials

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Millennial claims millennials are "not screwed" while disparaging other millennials.

Once Again: The Sky Is Rising When It Comes To Creative Output

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A few years ago, we released our Sky is Rising report, looking at the state of the global entertainment industry, in which we found that, contrary to the story of gloom and doom that was being spread by some special interests, the real story was quite exciting. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 10.23.14

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Does Chief Justice Roberts care enough about avoiding the appearance of partisanship that he’ll sink challenges to Obamacare? [Huffington Post] Wow. In 1938, they arrested a woman for wearing pants to court. [LA Times] LSAT takers were down AGAIN. Show More Summary

Departing EU Digital Commissioner Warns Against 'Analogue Europe' Blocking Digital Innovation

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've written numerous times about outgoing EU Digital Commissioner Neelie Kroes. While we don't always agree with her, we definitely agree with her more often than not. She's now given quite a speech about the importance of digital innovation and highlighting how legacy industries, fearful of change, are seeking to hold it back. Show More Summary

Divorce Can Tragically End Your Biglaw Practice

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The divorce started as amicably as one could reasonably hope for, but as distrust bubbled, the split escalated from a perfunctory proceeding into contentious brawl.

DailyDirt: Rocket Engines, Old And New

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Rockets capable of sending payloads into orbit aren't too common. Not surprisingly, a vehicle that has to control an enormous explosion and direct the thrust in a specified direction isn't easy to make reliable. So when rocket scientists...Show More Summary

Needed: a post-Frieden CDC

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Bloomberg’s nanny-in-chief was never the right choice to lead the Centers for Disease Control, much less with an actual epidemic in sight, argues the New York Sun: …it was the former mayor of New York City who gave the nation Thomas Frieden, who is one dangerous doctor and is the middle of the catastrophe. Show More Summary

One Of The NSA's Biggest Critics In The Senate May Lose His Seat

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In the past, we've noted how unfortunate it was that the Senator who fought strongest for our civil liberties in Congress, Russ Feingold, got voted out of office back in 2010 -- in favor of a "Tea Party" candidate who has consistently voted in favor of the intelligence community since replacing Feingold. Show More Summary

Food roundup

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Sugar, tea, fish and game, public houses: food freedom grievances helped fuel America’s revolution against Britain [Baylen Linnekin] Colorado, Oregon voters consider GMO labeling, which “likely will mislead more than inform.” [DavidShow More Summary

Senator Leahy Slams DEA For Impersonating A Woman On Facebook

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Apparently, it's not just Facebook that is furious with the DEA for impersonating a woman, posting pictures from her phone, in an attempt to get evidence concerning a drug dealer. Senator Patrick Leahy has now sent an angry letter to the DOJ about this situation as well. Show More Summary

Mauna Kea, NAGPRA, and science’s “turn back toward the dark ages”

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Now this is welcome: the New York Times (via Ronald Bailey) has a column by George Johnson jumping off from the question of whether locating a giant telescope on Mauna Kea would unfairly desecrate the religious and ancestral heritage of (some) native Hawaiians. Show More Summary

NY Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Latest To Complain About Phone Encryption

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The latest law enforcement official to enter into the "debate" over phone encryption is none other than NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, most famous around Techdirt for being "not Ray Kelly." Bratton sees eye-to-eye with pretty much every...Show More Summary

Two Wayans Brothers Sue New York Law Firm Over Alleged Unfair Charges

Keenen Ivory Wayans and Shawn Wayans say they're being improperly billed by lawyers unlicensed in California read more

“Should the SEC be prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner?”

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Prof. Bainbridge flags this disturbing Wall Street Journal piece: The Securities and Exchange Commission is increasingly steering cases to hearings in front of the agency’s appointed administrative judges, who found in its favor in every verdict for the 12 months through September, rather than taking them to federal court. Show More Summary

CIA Apparently 'Impersonated' Senate Staffers To Gain Access To Documents On Shared Drives

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The CIA is still fighting for creative control of its most anticipated 21st century work: the Torture Report. Long before it got involved in the ongoing redaction battle, it was spying on those putting the report together, namely Senators and Senate staffers. Show More Summary

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