Warning: New scam gives criminals complete control of your online accounts

As phone scams keep evolving, criminals are beginning to realize they can exploit two-factor authentication to take control of accounts in a way no one intended. By effecting a simple phone takeover hack, the bad guys are proving that the added layers of phone-based security we’ve all come to rely on aren’t solid as they […]

Uber Faces 20 Years Of FTC Privacy Audits

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Uber has started settling its multiple disputes with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — the government agency for consumer protection — which announced Tuesday it has agreed to 20 years of FTC privacy audits. The settlement was a result of an investigation into Uber’s doxing — publishing private information online — of journalists critical of […]

Temporary Restraining Order Filed Against Robert Kardashian

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By Shontavia Johnson, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Drake University. How incriminating is your Instagram feed? Jirapong Manustrong/Shutterstock.com Free expression on TV and social media generates big ratings and even bigger online followings. Unscripted reality stars claim to bring their authentic expressions to the public through these channels. Beyond influencing the court of public opinion, […]

Worldwide Patents Relating To Marijuana Are Hot

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Scott Cooper World Marijuana Patents Among the host of uncertainties they face, cannabis industry entrepreneurs might wonder if they could patent bud products — after all, they continue to be illegal at the federal level. Nearly 1,500 cannabis patent applications are filed, more than half in the last 25 years. Approximately half of the requests […]