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What Really Happens When Someone Enters The Witness Protection Program

Born of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, and the brainchild of longtime Department of Justice attorney, Gerald Shur, the US Marshall Service Witness Security Program (WITSEC) has successfully protected more than 18,000 people since it first began operations in 1971.


South Korea Has Charged Uber's CEO With Operating Illegal Taxi Rings

Almost 30 people associated with Uber — including its CEO Travis Kalanick — have been charged in South Korea on suspicion of operating illegal taxi services in the country.


Ericsson Is Suing To Block Sales Of iPhones In The US

Ericsson has announced that it’s filing seven new lawsuits in a US court against Apple for infringing its patents — and it’s asking the US International Trade Commission to block iPhones from sale too.


This Is The Revenge Porn Law We Need

The United States has been waiting too long for federal law banning revenge porn. T hat wait will be over soon. In the coming weeks, congresswoman Jackie Speiers will introduce a bill that would make revenge porn a federal crime — finally.


Apple Has To Pay $US533 Million For A Patent Infringement Within iTunes

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has ruled that Apple must pay $US532.9 million because iTunes infringed three patents owned by a Texas-based patent licensing called company Smartflash.


All The Dreamy Drone Businesses The FAA's Proposed Rules Would Kill

There are plenty of very good, fun, and helpful things that drones can do — things like monitoring crops and delivering beer and saving lives. Unfortunately, over the weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the first draft of its rules for commercial drones, and guess what? The rules would make a lot of those things illegal.


How The Silk Road Trial Set A Dangerous Legal Precedent

The Silk Road trial is over. A jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty on all seven charges, including money laundering, drug trafficking, and the “kingpin” charge. That’s not just bad news for Ulbricht, who faces life in prison. His trial has set a dangerous precedent, which could allow law enforcement to gather evidence illegally.


Prisoners In China Can Get Out Of Jail In Exchange For Patents

China absolutely dominates the rest of the world when it comes to the number of patents it produces. This is partly due to a government that encourages inventors with everything from cash gifts, tenured jobs at universities and early release from prison. Wait, what?


Obama's War On Hackers Is Turning Everyone Into A Suspect

So there’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is that Obama mentioned a sprawling set of cybersecurity initiatives at the State of the Union tonight. The bad news is that they suck.


Sony Pictures Top Lawyer's Emails Exposed In Latest Leak

As had been promised by the Guardians of Peace (GOP), the hacking group responsible for the trove of leaked Sony information, one of the worst batches yet has been released: The email history of Sony Pictures General Counsel Leah Weil.


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